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: 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

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. You can tell there is gong to be some heat.

​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.

MAISON DE CUIVRE

Maison de Cuivre (The Copper House) is a limited time offering of our Reservoir Bourbon finished in French oak Meritage casks.

Tasting notes:

NOSE: Cedar, caramel, brown sugar, and cornbread

PALATE: Honey graham cracker, vanilla, salted pretzel, and pepper

FINISH: Spicy pepper into sweet grape and hay

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