Eades, makers of the Double Malt series of whiskys (which I’ve not yet tried), has broken ground on its bold new whisky distillery project to be located in… Virginia, USA. The Virginia Distillery Company will grow its own barley, malt it, and use local water to make whisky in the style of traditional Scotch. The single malt whisky will be aged for a minimum of five years, and half the production will be stored for future, longer-aged releases.
We’re many, many years away from that first sample… but here are some photos of the construction, along with some of the equipment (including the stills) being shipped over from Scotland. Looking forward to tasting the whisky… in 2015! (More info available here.)