I had the opportunity to try one of the most recent Wasmund’s Single Malt Whisky from the Copper Fox Distillery in Virginia and was impressed by how improved the whisky was compared to the earlier releases. If you haven’t tried the Wasmund’s recently, you might want to if you have the opportunity.
I spoke with Rick Wasmund, Master Distiller, and he also explained a new concept he is introducing: the Wasmund’s Distillers Art series. Basically, he is selling two different pure spirits (unaged). One is single malt spirit; the other is a rye spirit (2/3 Rye, 1/3 Barley). The spirit is being sold at 62% ABV!
Then, they are also selling 2 liter barrels which you can buy and age the spirit in it until you are ready to drink it. (Of course, you can always drink the spirit without aging it too! I tried both spirits and they tasted pretty good.)
Rick also told me that he’s aging a rye whiskey for release later on this year to compliment his flagship single malt release. So, interesting stuff coming from the Copper Fox distillery these days.