Virginia Distillery Company Kicks off New Whisky Line with Potter’s Craft Cider

Virginia Distillery CiderNew Commonwealth Collection will feature partnerships with Virginia wineries, cideries and breweries

LOVINGSTON, Va. (Oct. 6, 2016) – Virginia Distillery Company will introduce the Commonwealth Collection, a new series in the distillery’s line up of whiskies featuring different styles of finishes through partnerships with Virginia wineries, cideries and breweries at a special preview at its distillery in Lovingston, Va.

The first release in the series is a Cider Barrel Matured Virginia Highland Malt Whisky (Cider-Finished), featuring Virginia Highland Malt cask-finished in Potter’s Craft Cider barrels. 261 cases of the cider-finished whisky were produced. Potter’s Craft Cider is located outside of Charlottesville in Free Union, Virginia.

“We’re thrilled to release the first expression from our Commonwealth Collection,” Virginia Distillery Company’s CEO Gareth H. Moore said. “This series provides the opportunity to utilize our expertise in creating unique finishes with the whisky while also leveraging the strengths of a number of different makers across the Commonwealth.”

People interested in being the first to try the new Cider Barrel Matured Virginia Highland Malt Whisky can purchase tickets to a “sneak peek” event taking place on October 21 at Virginia Distillery Company from 6:30-9 p.m. Tickets are available at:

Beginning October 22, the new whiskey will be available at the Virginia Distillery Company Visitors Center at299 Eades Lane, Lovingston, VA 22949. In late October, the whisky will also be available in very select stores throughout Virginia and D.C. The 750 ml bottle retails for $64.59 plus tax.

The Cider Barrel Matured Virginia Highland Malt Whisky joins Virginia Distillery Company’s flagship Port Finished Virginia Highland Malt, which arrives as a malt whisky from the Scottish Highlands and is finished in Virginia port-style wine casks for an additional six to twelve months. The Cider Barrel Matured Virginia Highland Malt Whisky bottle sports a cream label versus the traditional black label on Virginia Highland Malt.

For more information, visit the distillery’s website at

About Virginia Distillery Company

Virginia Distillery Company whiskies yield a complex taste, due to the influence of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains and maturation in ex-bourbon casks. The distillery is currently crafting its Virginia Single Malt at the distillery located in Lovingston, Virginia. The casks have been resting since November 2015 and will be bottled in a minimum of three years’ time. While the Virginia Single Malt ages, customers may enjoy Virginia Highland Malt.