I got the chance to take a tour of Reservoir Distillery in Richmond this past weekend. What a nice operation. They have been creating their own product on this site in Scott's Addition (an old soda bottling facility) since 2008. Nick Vaughan, a Head Distiller and Master Blender gave me a nice look behind the scenes, answered a ton of questions and took me through a tasting of their 3 flagship bottlings. All their products are started using corn, rye and wheat grains grown exclusively in Virginia. Everything I tasted was well balanced and done to very high standards, the 100% Rye was my favorite, the 100% Wheat came in an exceptionally close second. I had bought a bottle of their Hunter & Scott Rye Whiskey blend just a couple of weeks earlier and have really been enjoying that as well.
These folks are definitely purveyors of great Virginia Rye. - Dale Neal
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