Copper Fox Rye Whisky
  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Region Virginia
  • Distillery Copper Fox
  • Age 1 Year Old
  • Style Rye Whiskey
  • Maturation Progressive - apple and oak chips
  • Alcohol 45%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • pepper
  • almonds
  • apple
  • cinnamon
  • raisin
  • caramel
  • sweet
  • spicy
  • floral

Copper Fox

Rye Whisky (0.75l, 45%)
Price $46.99

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Character Goatson
A rare pearl for Rye Whiskey devotees.  

After spending 6 months in Scotland working as an apprentice at Bowmore distilleries, Rick Wasmund returned to the U.S. in 2000, full of energy, ideas, and skill, to open up the Copper Fox Distillery in Sperryville, a small village in the Virginia countryside. True to his education he chose to use the Scottish spelling Whisky for his spirits instead of the American Whiskey.
 
The Copper Fox distillery is special for a few reasons. For one, they uniquely use apple wood and cherry wood to dry the malted grain and malted barley—with the smoke of selected, smouldering fruitwoods instead of peat as is done in Scotland. Secondly, they are the only distillery in the U.S. to malt their own grain and barley, in a traditional and “low tech” way. And finally, they use progressive aging method, where they introduce toasted apple and oak into the barrel to accelerate the aging and give the Whisky unusual and new flavor dimensions.
 
Copper Fox Rye Whisky is a Rye Whiskey, which is double-pot stilled and progressively aged for 15-20 months using apple wood toasted chips inside a used Bourbon barrel. The mash bill is 66% Virginia Rye, and 33% Virginia Thoroughbred hand-malted barley, kiln dried with apple wood and cherry wood smoke.


  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Region Virginia
  • Distillery Copper Fox
  • Age 1 Year Old
  • Style Rye Whiskey
  • Maturation Progressive - apple and oak chips
  • Alcohol 45%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Bright amber.

Smell / Nose / Aroma
Sherry, plum wine, Appple-pie, cinnamon, raisin toast, and a bit of caramel.

Flavor / Taste / Palate 
Toasted almond, pepper, flowery, and with an increased sweetness.

Finish 
Medium-long, spicy, with a slighty bitter-apple aftertaste.

Comment
Progressive ageing - interesting on the taste buds. 
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  • pepper
  • almonds
  • apple
  • cinnamon
  • raisin
  • caramel
  • sweet
  • spicy
  • floral
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Character Dogson
Rye sparked the first revolution after the American Independence. It was called the Whiskey Rebellion, and it arose when the government tried to tax Whiskey and enforce the taxation on distillers. The lesson here? Don't mess with a Whiskey drinker's dram.
Rye - think of it as Bourbon's edgier cousin. It’s known for what many call a spicy or fruity flavor. Rye (distilled from at least 51% Rye) is not on the sweet side and tends to have a spicier body. That’s why the character of a cocktail made from Rye, instead of Bourbon, is drier.
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
True to founder Rick Wasmund’s education, he chose to use the Scottish spelling Whisky for his Spirits instead of the American Whiskey.
George Washington famously loved his Rye Whiskey. In fact, after he served as the first president of the United States, he returned to his farm at Mount Vernon and started a small Rye distillery of his own.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Rye sparked the first revolution after the American Independence. It was called the Whiskey Rebellion, and it arose when the government tried to tax Whiskey and enforce the taxation on distillers. The lesson here? Don't mess with a Whiskey drinker's dram.
Rye - think of it as Bourbon's edgier cousin. It’s known for what many call a spicy or fruity flavor. Rye (distilled from at least 51% Rye) is not on the sweet side and tends to have a spicier body. That’s why the character of a cocktail made from Rye, instead of Bourbon, is drier.
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
True to founder Rick Wasmund’s education, he chose to use the Scottish spelling Whisky for his Spirits instead of the American Whiskey.
George Washington famously loved his Rye Whiskey. In fact, after he served as the first president of the United States, he returned to his farm at Mount Vernon and started a small Rye distillery of his own.
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