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At Copper Fox Distillery, we dedicate ourselves to making great American Whisky. Pot-stilled in small batches, one barrel at a time, Wasmund’s Single Malt honors time-tested methods.
But please note: We go beyond the constraints of habit and routine. And beyond what you might expect. We believe that new ideas about The Art of Whisky must continually be explored, objectively tested, and incorporated into our process when they advance the Evolution of American Whisky. The proof of that process is in the bottle, and in the glass set before you.
When you open your first bottle of Wasmund’s Single Malt, you will experience a range of flavors never before captured in any whisky: Earthy, Woody, Crisp, Robust, Complex, Intriguing. All of the above. As one person said after tasting it for the first time: This whisky does not just speak for itself, it sings!
I know you will enjoy Wasmund’s Single Malt Whisky. Not scotch-like, not bourbon-like, just American Whisky at its best, and on a path of our own.
How do we do it?
The foundation of our products is Thoroughbred barley from our own private grower and used by no other distillery. We malt our own, in small batches, using a traditional floor malting the way it's been done for centuries in Scotland.
When the malt is ready to be dried, we don't use peat! Instead we use the smoke of an apple wood, cherry wood and oak wood fire that is kept at a slow burn for a night and a day. This is another first for single malt whisky that adds to the cascade of finishing flavors.
When the malt is ready, it is milled here and mixed with hot water to make a sweet smoky mash that is pumped over to the fermenter where yeast is added and it is fermented out to a distiller's beer.
The beer goes through our double pot still and comes out in one-barrel batches. It is said that the smaller the still the better the whisky, by that standard this may well be the best whisky on the market today!
The next step is our secret chip and barrel aging process (patent pending). We can only tell you that it involves apple wood, cherry wood and oak chips, special selection and toasting techniques, and more time and passion than could be expected from a larger operation. Our process results in a deep, rich range of finish flavors that is unique. It also happens to obtain optimal maturity much faster. Please don't hold that against us. Sometimes older is better, sometimes it's not.
We are small. A few of us do all the work. We continue to have a passion for making great whiskey and hope that feeling comes through with every sip of Wasmund's Single Malt Whisky. Please buy a bottle soon and enjoy it responsibly.
Rick Wasmund, Master Distiller