Copper Fox Rye Spirit (700ml)

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Copper Fox Rye Spirit (700ml)

Virginia, UNITED STATES
$125.00 Bottle
  • ABV 45%

Another fascinating departure from the mainstream comes in this 15 month aged craft "whisky" from Virginia produced from a mash bill of 2/3 rye and 1/3 hand malted barley. (The grain has also been kiln dried using 60% applewood and 40% cherry wood). Technically, this is not permitted to be labelled as whisky in the USA as it's not been matured in new charred American oak casks. Instead, aging took place in first and second fill bourbon casks along with the inclusion of new and used apple wood and oak chips. Double pot distilled and bottled in January 2015 at 45% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered.

Other reviews... [14 month old tasted / bottled 2013] crisp meaningful rye with bells on....purely from a tasting perspective: beautiful! Probably as good a rye type yet to come out of Sperryville. Just need to work on the label. 91 points 45% Alc./Vol. - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2016

[Previous batch tasted] A 2:1 blend of rye and “hand-malted barley” lightly smoked with fruitwood, aged with apple and oak wood chips in used bourbon barrels, finished in another used bourbon barrel, aged 12 months total. Was it worth it? A good rye smell, with fruit notes; quite appealing. Relatively smooth, and the smoke comes through quickly, with sweet pepper spice and vanilla. Not overly complex, but well-made and pleasant.
83 points - www.maltadvocate.com (Winter 2012) Reviewed by: Lew Bryson