Courage & Conviction American Single Malt
Proof: 46% Alc/Vol
Description: With the courage to create our own traditions, and the conviction to remain true to ourselves and our home, Courage & Conviction sets the new standard for American single malt whisky, rivaling the finest in the world. Developed under the tutelage of the late Dr. Jim Swan, Courage & Conviction features three core barrel types: Bourbon casks: These barrels formerly held Kentucky bourbon from well-known distilleries. Aging in American oak bourbon casks add notes of vanilla, caramel, butterscotch, oak, smoke and cinnamon. Sherry casks: The distillery uses Sherry cask types, including Fino, Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez. These casks give the whisky notes of tart cherry, golden raisin, fig, caramelized plum, brown sugar and spice. Cuvée casks: This innovative barrel is sourced from premium European red wine producers. After the wine is removed, the cask is broken down, the interior shaved, re-toasted and re-charred, and then put back together again. The re-toasting and re-charring of the cask energizes the wood sugars and brings forward barrel spice, bright red fruit and toasted pecan. The Flagship release of Courage & Conviction is a combination of these three cask types. Inspired by the guiding principles of our founder, to "have the courage of your convictions", our flagship American Single Malt whisky is a combination of our passion for our home in Virginia and our dream to redefine American whisky. Aged a minimum of three years, this 100% malted barley whisky is matured in former Sherry, Bourbon and Cuvée wine casks.