Journey Cask: Hibernia Contest Details
I’ve partnered up with Virginia Distillery Co. to offer a unique experience. This is the chance to win a trip to their Lovingston, VA distillery. If you’re unfamiliar with Virginia Distillery Co. they’re a craft distiller out of Virginia. They distill and blend and their distillate with whisky sourced from Scotland. It’s a unique operation with beautiful facilities. We have a special day planned for this trip so it’s something you won’t want to miss!
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- Purchase of Hibernia Whisky: 4 entries
- $500 towards transportation expense
- One night lodging at 4 star rated property in Charlottesville (up to $300 value)
- Whisky-inspired dinner at a local partner account ($200 value)
- Distiller for a Day experience at the distillery (priceless!)
- Join the Bourbonr & Seelbach’s tasting panel as they select a private cask
- Complimentary tastings at partner properties (if time allows)
- Swag bag ($75 value)
- Total value: $1,075+
Proof: 114 proof
Barrel: 53-Gallon ex-Bourbon
Tasting Notes: Bottled at cask strength, on the nose, the whisky showcases aromas of soft caramel and milk chocolate mingled with toasted walnuts and vanilla. The palate evolves with notes of fresh nectarine and apricot merging into candied orange peel, shortbread, butterscotch and a hint of ginger.
Introduction to Journey Cask:
Join us on a distilling adventure as we celebrate our founder’s journey in the creation of Virginia Distillery Company with this new series. The Journey Cask Collection focuses on mentor distilleries from around the world, where the distillery or region was inspirational to our founder Dr. George G. Moore as he set out to make American Single Malt.
This series showcases exclusive single casks of aged single malts from various countries. The traditional name of each region is used to identify the series, a nod to the traditions of the past.
Hibernia: 11-year-old Irish Single Malt Whisky
Our first Journey Cask is from George’s homeland, Ireland. Hibernia showcases an 11-year-old single malt from Ireland’s largest independent distillery, situated near where George grew up in County Louth.
We start with an important mentor for our founder, not just in the whisky journey but in the journey of life as well. John Teeling was instrumental in bringing George to the U.S. through a series of events, specifically advocating on George’s behalf for a scholarship to George Washington University in DC. This was to be the start of many journeys for George, and John Teeling remained a close friend and mentor throughout all of it. We honor both George and John with this dedicated cask, sourced from John Teeling’s own Great Northern Distillery. As a blending of our two distilling approaches, we have left the spelling of the whisky without the e, as the Irish typically leave it in.
Bottled at cask strength, on the nose, the whisky showcases aromas of soft caramel and milk chocolate mingled with toasted walnuts and vanilla. The palate evolves with notes of fresh nectarine and apricot merging into candied orange peel, shortbread, butterscotch and a hint of ginger.