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Virginia Distillery Co. Scholar’s Craft Coffee Cask

  • Distiller:

    Virginia Distillery Company

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    Virginia Distillery Company

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  • Intro:

    This is an unusual release from Virginia Distilling Co. We'll let the brand explain it for you: "Scholar’s Craft Coffee Cask American Single Malt whisky is made from 100% malted barley, aged in ex-bourbon casks and finished in barrels that previously held ethically sourced, small-batch coffee. we selected coffee for this expression to acknowledge the vital role that coffee plays in the lives of the students we seek to support. As a proud woman-owned, woman-made company, we seek to inspire equity and inclusion across our distilled spirits industry. As such, we are introducing our first limited edition Scholar’s Craft Coffee Cask American Single Malt whisky, created to celebrate and support the newly endowed 'Angela H. Moore- Women in Distilling Scholarship'. Virginia Distillery Co. is investing a $100,000 endowment at Appalachian State University, to support scholarships and research opportunities for students at the university. All proceeds of sales of Scholar's Craft will go to support this effort." Wild. So, we have an American Single Malt finished in coffee casks, and its producer is donating all of the proceeds to a good cause. This is a true rarity on this desk, so let's dive in!

  • Nose:

    Big honey, fresh pastry, caramel candies and a touch of cold brew coffee and dark cocoa. Toasted sesame oil. This is enticing, interesting and distinctive.

  • Taste:

    Medium richness on the palate — the mouthfeel is pleasant but not wildly complex. Sweet butterscotch, fresh flaky pastry, honey, a touch of malt and more coffee notes spring here, though they're part of the class, not a frontrunner that boldly exclaims.

  • Finish:

    Long finish, this is perhaps the best part. Tons of warm buttery bread, coffee, light brown sugar, a touch of maple and some honey.

  • Overall:

    This is truly unique. It won't be for everyone, but it's well made, far from a gimmick and enjoyable — but you have to like coffee.

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  • By t8ke
  • Disclosure: The producer provided this sample to review free of charge, and without expectation of review or rating.

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