Nelson County, Virginia
Virginia Distillery Company recently donated approximately $5,000 to First Responder teams at an event at the distillery on June 15. The amount was split between several organizations, including Lovingston Volunteer Fire, Gladstone Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Roseland Rescue, Wintergreen Fire & Rescue, Piney River Volunteer Fire Department, Faber Volunteer Fire Department and the Department of Forestry.
The donation was the outcome of the distillery’s April release of the Nelson County First Responders Single Barrel (Coffee Finished), where the net proceeds of the sales of the whisky were set aside to benefit local First Responders. In addition, Virginia Distillery Company matched the net proceeds of the bottle sales.
Virginia Distillery Company made the decision to dedicate a whisky to local First Responder teams as a way to say thank you after the distillery got to witness the heroic efforts of local First Responders in November 2016 when there was a forest fire on the hillside behind the distillery.
“First Responders dedicate their lives to giving back to the community on an ongoing basis,” said Virginia Distillery Company’s CEO Gareth H. Moore. “We’re thankful we were able to find a way to give back to these groups and thank them for their efforts right here in Nelson County.”
The June 15 event was held to thank the hardworking local teams for the important work they do in community and to present them with checks. The Virginia Distillery Company team toasted the First Responder teams with the Nelson County First Responder Single Barrel whisky and the beneficiaries were able to take a tour of the distillery.
Virginia Distillery Company invited Nelson County First Responders to stop by anytime during the month of April for tastings of this special whisky.
Virginia Distillery Company worked with a local coffee company, Trager Brothers Coffee, on this whisky. The team at Trager Brothers Coffee used an ex-Bourbon cask from Virginia Distillery Company and did a cold brew coffee soak. After emptying the coffee from the cask, whisky was added and left to completed finishing for 18 months.
For more information, visit the distillery’s website at www.vadistillery.com.
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, Sherry and treated wine 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 when the whisky says it’s ready. While the Virginia Single Malt ages, customers may enjoy Virginia Highland-Whisky.