Nelson County, Virginia
Guests will be able to enjoy tours, tastings and a new Whisky Snack Bar in Lovingston
After more than two years of being closed due to the pandemic, Virginia Distillery Company is thrilled to announce that its Visitors Center will reopen to guests on Thursday, May 12. Once open, the Visitors Center will welcome guests Thursdays-Sundays from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Tastings led by the distillery’s guest experience educators will be available upon opening. Walk-ins are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis, but reservations are encouraged and can be booked online.
Distillery tours will begin June 2. Standard tours will be offered daily at 2 and 3:30 p.m. starting on June 2. In addition to the standard tour, a new special VIP tour will be offered Fridays at the 2 p.m. time slot. All tours last an hour and include a special tasting of Courage & Conviction American Single Malt whisky. The special VIP tour includes unique add-ons like special access to the new cask and bottling house, and a premium flight tasting including the distillery’s Single Cask selections.
The space will also feature a Whisky Snack Bar, with various snacks and beverages for patrons.
Indoor and outdoor spaces are available for corporate events, celebrations and private whisky tastings with catering options available.
“We look forward to welcoming our guests back on site,” said Virginia Distillery Company CEO, Gareth H. Moore. “I know I speak for the entire Virginia Distillery Company team when I say we’re all excited to resume tastings and formally introduce our newest whiskies, including our flagship Courage & Conviction American Single Malt, individual cask bottlings and Single Cask offerings.”
The distillery released its flagship American Single Malt whisky Courage & Conviction in 2020, and in 2021 added three new whiskies to the Courage & Conviction lineup featuring individual bottlings of the core trio of casks – bourbon, sherry and cuvée – that make up Courage & Conviction. All are available in markers across the U.S. and online with shipping to 40+ states.
For specific information regarding the reopening of the Visitors Center, please visit the Visitors Center page.
About Virginia Distillery Company
Staffed by a local Virginia team mentored by Scottish consultants with decades of experience, Virginia Distillery Company is the largest dedicated American Single Malt whisky distillery in the U.S. The distillery has a current annual production volume of 80,000 4.5L cases and growing. At full capacity, the distillery can produce over 8,000 casks yielding 350,000 4.5L cases annually. The distillery produces Courage & Conviction American Single Malt on-site using malted barley from North America and water from Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. In addition, the distillery offers the award-winning VHW series, made with 100% malted barley. Showcasing both Old and New World whisky-making, the award-winning line marries whisky made on-site in Virginia with whisky from Scotland. In 2020, Virginia Distillery Company was named among the top 10 winners of the Best Craft Whiskey Distillery category in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards, and in 2021, Courage & Conviction was awarded 96 points by Wine Enthusiast.