Our Founding Bottles

EST. 2008

WHeat

With a 100% wheat mash bill, our Wheat Whiskey is the softest of our three expressions and unique to any other American style whiskey on the market. Our wheat produces a buttery, savory, and smooth spirit that proves to be an excellent introductory whiskey.​

Tasting notes:

NOSE: Port, hint of oak, honey, and caramel notes

PALATE: Velvet texture, sweet but not cloying (given the lack of corn), perfumed notes of rose petals​

FINISH: Orange peels, herbaceous, and honeyed with a long lasting mouth feel

Bourbon

Our Bourbon is a one of a kind, 100% corn mash bill. It's the most traditional of our house expressions, boasting a beautiful midpoint balance of sweetness that lies somewhere between the soft signature of the Wheat and the sharp spice of the Rye.

Tasting notes:

NOSE: Vanilla, chalk, corn, and toast​

PALATE:
Char, pencil shavings, coffee, and pecan with a medium to full body

​FINISH: Tobacco leaf transitioning into a lingering sweet cherry finish

Rye

In the crowded world of "High Ryes" on the market, we are proud to offer the highest with a 100% rye mash bill. Sourced from just outside Richmond's city limits, our rye provides an intense, sharply spiced profile that is not too sweet.

Tasting notes:

NOSE: Honey and crème brûlée, rye spice and yeast, some orange peel/citrus tones​

PALATE: Sweet notes of dark chocolate, anise, spicy with pepper

​FINISH: Resolves into a dry finish leaving cola and molasses on the tongue, classic rye shortstop

hunter and scott

EST. 2017
Hunter and Scott

Bourbon Whiskey

The Hunter & Scott Bourbon is for the cocktail mixer, a neat pour at the bar, or even the everyday sipper. As with everything at Reservoir, Hunter & Scott's grains are sourced locally.The result is a smooth, balanced, and incredibly versatile whiskey.

Tasting notes:

NOSE: Vanilla with hints of tea, pitted fruit and tobacco

PALATE: Candied cinnamon, caramel, burnt sugar and butterscotch

FINISH: Balanced with a rye kick and long wheat tail

Hunter and Scott

Rye Whiskey

The Hunter & Scott Rye Whiskey is for the cocktail mixer, a neat pour at the bar, or even the everyday sipper. As with everything at Reservoir, Hunter & Scott's grains are sourced locally. The result is a smooth, balanced, and incredibly versatile whiskey.

Tasting notes:

NOSE: Black tea, pine, light honey, and cookie dough with a hint of cinnamon.​

PALATE: Herbal tea, floral, cracked pepper, and lightly sweet with spice.​

FINISH: Spicy and warm with a lingering spicy sweetness.

Holland's Series

Holland's Ghost

Year 2017, Batch 1 = 15% Wheat 70% Corn 15% Rye. Aged 1.5 to 2 years in quarter casks and finished for 9 months in an Ardent Stout Barrel. Bottled at 107 proof.239 bottles – batch released 3x per year.

Tasting notes:

NOSE: Spicy, peach, vanilla, orange marmalade

PALATE: Malty, banana candy, rhubarb pie

FINISH: Lemon, citrus, sugar candy, lingering hot

Holland's blade rummer

Year 2019, Batch #1 = 15% Wheat 70% Corn 15% Rye. Aged 2 years in quarter casks and finished for 12 months in an 53 gallon rum barrel. Bottled at 107 proof. 540 bottles – batch released 1x per year.

Tasting notes:

NOSE: Licorice, sherry, caramel, rich coffee, crème brûlée and vanilla

PALATE: Cedar, mint, sugar cookie, blackberry, and saltwater taffy

FINISH: Spicy with a little heat, wintergreen, and cinnamon with a long earthy finish.

Holland's milkman

Year 2020, Batch #2= 15% Wheat 70% Corn 15% Rye. Aged 2 years in quarter casks and finished for 12 months in an 53 gallon Milk Stout Barrel. Bottled at 107 proof. 144bottles – batch released 1x per year.

Tasting notes:

NOSE: Dry chai spices and cedar. Warmed honey that opens up to fresh pipe tobacco.

​PALATE: Spicy heat up front…clove and cinnamon. Good ol' southern sweet tea and then dark chocolate.​

FINISH: Lingering spicy heat that is surprisingly smooth. Syrupy coating with cinnamon and cocoa.

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Mash Up Series

ARDENT DISTILLED IPA:

We worked with local brewery, Ardent Craft Ales to form our first ever collaboration whiskey. We distilled the grain from an Ardent IPA and finished it in our bourbon barrels. We were met with a flavor profile that was citrusy, floral, hoppy and completely unique.

HARDYWOOD GINGERBREAD STOUT:

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery let us experiment with their wildly popular Gingerbread Stout. We took the stout and aged it with the same technique we use for our bourbon. The result was unlike any other spirit available. People called it "Christmas in a glass" with subtle hints of the base beer, locally produced ginger, clove and honey.

Evil100

Reservoir loves doing collaborations, but occasionally we have an opportunity to do something extraordinary and incredibly fun. We're here to introduce a very special bottling for American retired professional mixed martial artist, undefeated boxer and kickboxer, and the inaugural UFC Lightweight Champion, Jens Pulver.

Imagine sweetened notes of barley and corn blending with Reservoir’s iconic wheat and rye. We’ve secured the best hand-picked Kentucky barrels to marry with our finest Virginia Reservoir casks—a formidable whiskey we call Evil100. With a nose of tropically scented bread and toasted caramel, rich butterscotch emerges with an ever so slightly spicy finish. Technically, this whiskey is a knockout combination and packs a powerful 100-proof punch.

Reservoir's Cognac Cask Experience

At last, we're thrilled to announce the product of a magnificent collaboration between Reservoir Distillery and the renowned French cognac maker, François Voyer.

For Reservoir’s Cask Experience, we selected a whiskey from our warehouse that married with the flavors of the cognac. François Voyer sent a 100-gallon Limousine barrel previously holding a 2016 cognac which was immediately filled with Reservoir fully matured wheated rye whiskey. It then spent nearly five additional months in the cask acquiring subtle and sophisticated cognac notes until it was ready to be bottled.

The result is an incredibly delicate whiskey with hints of orange zest, honey and light vanilla on the nose. On the palate, you may taste nutmeg, ground cinnamon, peach, apricot and a hint of hibiscus. The finish rounds out with a balanced mix of citrus, floral, green pepper and oak.

Distillery Release Only Bourbon

We’ve hunted through the warehouse and found three perfect small barrels:

  • One 10-gallon wheat barrel nearly three years old
  • One 5-gallon corn barrel at 2 ½ years old
  • One 10-gallon rye barrel, also nearly three years old

At 65% corn, 25% wheat, and 10% rye, we’ve swirled together a sumptuous blend—a luscious bourbon that is “Distillery Release Only.”This means, as we have less than 30  375ml bottles for sale, that snagging one of these beauties will happen either at Reservoir’s distillery itself, or online through our Virginia-only bottle shop.

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MAISON DE CUIVRE

Maison de Cuivre (The Copper House) is Reservoir’s flagship bourbon finished in a Burgundy Grand Cru cask for an additional 18 months. This wine-finished whiskey is our fully aged 100% corn bourbon finished off in a cask previously holding an extraordinary wine. The result is a juicy marriage of fruit and grain.

Bursting with the flavor of ripe red fruits from the barrel’s previous grapes, our newest release of our red wine-finished whiskey still pours out the velvety smooth toffee, tobacco, and oak notes imbued within our bourbon.

Maison de Cuivre is an LTO – a “limited time offering” long on flavor, but not long in stock. Produced in partnership with Michael Shaps – award winning vintner in America & France. Fewer than 300 bottles available!

Tasting notes:

NOSE: Black cherry, vanilla ice cream, malted strawberry milkshake

PALATE: Cinnamon, peppermint, marzipan

FINISH: Lingering with clove and lavender

Cask Experience: Cognac Finish

The Reservoir Cask Experience is a collaboration between Reservoir Distillery and the Cognac house of François Voyer—an artisanal producer whose history dates back five generations. The house is respected as "a well-kept secret, one that connoisseurs might pass amongst each other."

We hand-selected several fully matured whiskies that beautifully married with the flavors of the cognac. François Voyer sent a 100-gallon Limousin barrel previously holding a 2016 cognac, which was immediately filled with Reservoir’s chosen spirit—a wheated rye whiskey (35% wheat and 65% rye). It then spent five additional months in the cask, acquiring sophisticated cognac notes until it was ready to be bottled.

Tasting notes:

NOSE: Orange zest, honey, and light vanilla

PALATE: Tastes of nutmeg, ground cinnamon, peach, apricot and a hint of hibiscus

FINISH: A balanced mix of citrus, floral, cracked pepper and oak.

For bottle purchase, please contact matthew@reservoirdistillery.com or (804) 912-2621

Grey Ghost

Only the truly exceptional and head-spinningly treasured “distiller’s edition” cuts are placed into our five-gallon small barrels with their one-of-a-kind alligator char. This version of our Grey Ghost series is a wheated bourbon mash bill, distilled in November 2016 and June 2017, slumbering in our warehouse and growing into perfection. As it's part of our LTO series (Limited Time Offering), and bottle quantities are small, make haste and seize the opportunity to acquire this exceptional spirit while you can.

Tasting notes:

NOSE: A swirl of caramel and molasses, marshmallow and orange rind

PALATE: Bold notes of anise, cinnamon, licorice, and black pepper. Heady cornbread.

FINISH: Spicy with dark chocolate and wintergreen mint

Grey Ghost 7yr BIB

The beginning of a new year tends to have us looking toward the future, but we here at Reservoir get especially excited to peek into the past. Releasing a BIB whiskey is a noteworthy milestone for many distilleries. To fulfill the regulation requirements, you must be made by one distiller, at one distillery, during one season, proofed at 100, and aged for no less than 4 years in a bonded warehouse. And we’ve made that happen, once again.

Our Grey Ghost BIB whiskey is crafted from 100% locally grown Virginia corn and has been aging in 10-gallon casks since April of 2016—maturing for nearly seven years. With unparalleled attention to detail from farm to “finally in your glass,” we think you’ll agree, this spirit was worth waiting for.

Tasting notes:

NOSE: Rich, syrupy black cherry, pipe tobacco, hint of almond—“great attack out of the glass”

PALATE: Bold oak notes soaked with black cherry, sugared grapefruit and heat

FINISH: Radiating heat with the tail of mint, wintergreen, and black cherry syrup

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RESERVOIR’S POLISHED AND PERFECTED WHISKIES…NOW PERSONALIZED

Reservoir Distillery offers a bespoke bottle and barrel program to those wishing to make a bold statement with signature spirit ownership. Four tiers of selectivity provide an array of choices that will reflect the style and needs of a club, a retail establishment, a family, or business. Your investment in our distinctive whiskey should represent your singular sentiments. From the most intricate details of etching to the shared vision of distillation, we’re tailoring a Reservoir whiskey experience especially for you.

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Look into Reservoir’s past of Special Releases
Grey Ghost
Wheated Rye 2020
Grey Ghost
BIB Bourbon 2020
Evil100
Jens Pulver Evil100
Grey Ghost
BIB Wheat 2020
Grey Ghost
Grey Ghost Bourbon 2018
Hazmat
141.5 Proof Grey Ghost Bourbon
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Reservoir Corn
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Reservoir Rye
Grey Ghost
4-Grain 119 Proof
MashUp Series
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MashUp Series
01--IPA
MashUp Series
02--Gingerbread Stout
MashUp Series
04--Black Heath Mead
Distillery Only
LTO Bourbon
Grey Ghost
2019 Bourbon