A trip to the Virginia Distillery near the Fenton Inn


Nelson County is rapidly adding more places to visit.  This newly opened distillery is built in a first class way, with stone fountains and a very nice tasting building separate from the actual Distillery.  I have to admit I couldn’t tell you much about one type of whiskey over another.  I therefore must judge the whiskey on presentation and architecture and on this it gets high marks.   As to the whiskey itself, well they are currently tasting a Scottish Whiskey due to the simple fact that the whiskey they are making now in the distillery must be aged in barrels for around three more years to taste the local results.   In the meantime it really is all about the buildings and the tour of the distillery.


The central area of the tasting room has a large stone fireplace and some comfortable leather furniture.  Unlike some less appointed places, arriving inside makes you feel like you have entered somewhere important.  There is a lot of space, with some interesting architectural elements and bathrooms that make you think you in some New York law office.


The Scottish born whiskey stands above locally made soapstone bar tops.  The staff was very nice  and we commented on the many finishing touches around the place.


I suppose the label explains it all.


Large grain tanks outside the main distillery building.  It is a four year process to get a bottle in the shop on the other end of the distillery.   We rank this among the top places around to see the distilling  process, based on the nice buildings and friendly staff.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *