Full Review

Virginia Black

Virginia Black
Whiskey

Category: American Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$39.99

Virginia Black
Whiskey

Category: American Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Golden amber color. Aromas of brandied cherries, creme Anglaise, chocolate-covered caramels, and banana bread with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a graceful, medium-length toffee popcorn and spanish peanuts finish. A rock-solid American whiskey that’s a pleasure to sip and will play very well in bourbon cocktails; over-delivers for its category.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild
Aroma Aroma: brandied cherries, creme angles, chocolate-covered caramels, and banana bread
Taste Flavor: toffee popcorn and spanish peanuts
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Sazerac, Old Fashioned, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rock-solid American whiskey that's a pleasure to sip and will play very well in bourbon cocktails; over-delivers for its category.

The Producer

Virginia Black Whiskey

The Producer
8700 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069
USA

Their Portfolio

90 Virginia Black Whiskey 40% (USA) $39.99.

American Whiskey

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Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian Whisky Glass
American Whiskey is a Beverage Testing Institute classification for specialty whiskies bottled in the United States that do not neatly fit other categories.
Some spirits producers in the U.S. have started crafting blends of different types or categories of whiskies together to create a unique flavor profile. Examples include products made from Single Malt Scotch Whisky blended with a high-rye Bourbon, or a 50/50 blend of straight bourbon and straight rye. Under federal TTB regulations these whiskies would fall into the 'Blended Whiskey' or 'A Blend of Straight Whiskies' categories. BTI gives these products the American Whisky category designation to better capture their producers' experimental intents to delineate them from the younger, lower-priced blended whiskies that often include neutral grain spirits and/or added coloring or flavoring.