Wasmund's Single Malt Whisky

Copper Fox Wasmund's Single Malt Whisky

(0.75l, 48%)

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Single malt Whisky (!) innovation coming out of the Blue Ridge Mountains? You bet your sweet dram! 
Rick Wasmund is a nut … just the kind of nut we love. After dreaming for years about starting his own distillery, Rick finally went to the source … Scotland, where he wrangled an internship at Bowmore on Islay.  Three years later he returned to his home in Virginia and made his dream a reality by opening Copper Fox Distillery. And he decided to do things right.  Fifteen years later, they produce their signature single malt, Copper Fox Rye, and VIR “Single-malt” Gin.
Rick Wasmund learned a lot during his time at Bowmore Distillery. For their signature Wasmund single malt Whisky they use only local, winter barley and malt it themselves (pretty rare anywhere these days). Then, they infuse a little American innovation by roasting their malted barley with applewood smoke. Take a minute and think about that … you know what applewood smoke does to a rack of ribs or a pound of bacon don’t you? Yep, it adds complex flavors and a hint of sweetness.
Once distilled, they place the spirit in Bourbon casks and suspend a variety of fruitwood pieces—apple, cherry, and more—within the barrels themselves to generate additional wood contact. Seriously … who does that?! No one else, that’s who, and we mean no one!  The result is a younger Whisky that drinks like a much older one and has the strength and body of a liqueur.  
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Whiskey
  • Region
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery
    Copper Fox

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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Dark copper 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Wood, roasting smoke, and baked cherries
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Strong, cherry syrup and pepper licorice 
Open and lingering wood and cherry
Ratings & Reviews
A whiskey with a unique flavor from the apple wood. Took me some getting used to, and worth doing, but not your every day drink. Great with a little water. There's a version sealed with blue wax that's even better, aged a bit longer in port casks.
Amazing. Didn't think I'd like it, but they use floor-malting with apple and cherry wood smoking. Wasmund was trained at Bowmore on Islay. Apparently he learned his trade well.
I love it. It's become a staple.
Innovative and delicious, great new addition to the cabinet and for sipping around the fireplace.
The spiciest, most unique Rye I've met. Smooth for its very young age, in a class of its own.
Young. Funky smokey flavor. Almost mesquite. Interesting to try given the price, but also painless to miss.
A good young whiskey. It has some nice subtleties to the flavor. It smells like it's going to be very hot, but turns out much smoother than expected. Good for mixing, but I could enjoy it straight in a pinch.
This is a young whiskey with potential. The flavors are interesting and have a character all its own. I will follow them in the future and look towards their products as they mature as distillers!
This is possibly the worst Whisky I've ever tasted. Certainly the least subtle. It's flavour is a combination of bitter wood and some sickly fruit taste - like over-flavoured cough medicine or mouthwash
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