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Wasmund's Single Malt Whisky

Wasmund's Single Malt Whisky


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•    Single Malt American Whisky
•    Unique production methods
•    Multi-layered, woody, complex
•    ABV 48%, 75cl

Wasmund’s Single Malt Whisky is from the Copper Fox Distillery in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, USA. It is one of a growing number of US micro-distillers. The distillery says Wasmund’s Single Malt Whisky is “not scotch-like” and “not bourbon-like”, but a “path of our own”.

Like Scottish single malt whisky, it is made using barley (grown close to the distillery) which is floor-malted. Where Scotch is dried using peat, Wasmund’s Single Malt Whisky is dried using the smoke of an apple wood, cherry wood and oak wood fire.

It is then distilled one barrel at a time and is non-chill filtered, a process which accentuates the flavour of the barley grain.

Wasmund’s Single Malt Whisky is then aged for 3.5 years (42 months) in what the distillery describes as a “secret chip and barrel aging process”. Essentially this involves aging the whisky for 18 months in a used bourbon barrel which has a trap door through which apple and oak wood chips are infused. The whisky is then transferred to a second used bourbon barrel to age for a further two years.

The resulting whisky is earthy and woody with a complex, multi-layered taste. It is carefully made in small quantities using unique production methods, making it an intriguing prospect.

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Copper Fox Distillery, Sperryville, Virginia, USA
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