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Wasmund's™ Single Malt Whisky

Combines the best of the grand tradition of single malt whisky with creative and unique innovations for aging and flavoring that result in a special spirit that has no peer. (See tasting notes.)

At Copper Fox Distillery, we are the only distillery in North America to hand malt our own barley, and the only distillery on the planet to use apple and cherry wood smoke to flavor the malted barley. Our single batch copper potstill produces one barrel at a time and the spirit is non-chill filtered to preserve the complete flavor and essence of the barley grain.

Copper Fox® Rye Whisky

Our latest way of "shaking up" the whisky world. A remarkable rye whisky made with an extraordinarily generous amount of our smoked malt. The mash bill is 2/3 Virginia rye and 1/3 Virginia Thoroughbred hand-malted barley—kiln dried with apple wood and cherry wood smoke.

Double pot-stilled to between 150 and 160 proof and aged with a progressive series of new and used apple wood and oak chips inside used bourbon barrels. Our innovative aging process results in a truly unique rye whisky that is savory and complex with the characteristic Wasmund's finish.

Copper Fox® Vir®Gin

VirGin honors the Copper Fox tradition of utilizing locally grown grain. Our spirit is hand-crafted from 100% malted barley, tastefully distilled in pot stills resulting in a deep and rich flavor profile that allows the malt to shine. We then use the finest natural ingredients available: Mediterranean juniper, citrus, spice and selected botanicals. Seasonal offerings from the distillery garden will uniquely influence each small batch that we produce.

Product code for VirGin in Virginia ABC stores : 953024

Wasmund’s Distiller's Art™ Series

Wants more details on how to get started aging Wasmund's Spirits? See our Distiller's Art Series faqs.

Wasmund's Single Malt Spirit

Wasmund's™ Single Malt Spirit

This clear spirit is our Gold Medal award winning Wasmund’s Single Malt Whisky, bottled at barrel strength prior to aging. Our spirit is hand crafted from 100% Thoroughbred barley developed and grown
locally in Virginia, exclusively for Copper Fox Distillery.

Like the Rye Whisky, our spirits are hand crafted and carefully distilled at just under 160 proof. The Distiller’s “Art” involves balancing the alcohol purity and the flavor elements from the source material—in our case grain.

Our Single Malt Spirit is an excellent choice for our barrel kits. Read more...

Wasmund's Rye Whisky

Wasmund's™ Rye Spirit

This clear spirit is our Wasmund’s Rye Whisky, bottled at barrel strength prior to aging. Our spirit is hand crafted from 2/3 Virginia rye and 1/3 Thoroughbred barley developed and grown locally, exclusively for Copper Fox Distillery.

Unlike neutral grain spirits, which are distilled at 190 proof and above, our spirits are hand crafted and carefully distilled at just under 160 proof, utilizing a process which allows the complete essence and flavor of the rye and barley grains to come through.

Enjoy this Rye Spirit as a foundation for creating marvelous cocktails. In addition, we invite you to replicate the aging process at home in our new lightly charred American white oak barrels. The cask strength (124 proof) spirit is the best strength to optimize the reaction of spirit and wood. Read more...

Wasmund's Barrel Kit™

Wasmund's Barrel KitRick Wasmund and Copper Fox Distillery continue to blaze new trails in the American whisky landscape!

Wasmund's Barrel Kit™ provides a uniquely creative opportunity for the casual or professional mixologist, the creative aspiring chef, or the true whisky connoisseur. Read more...

The kits include:

  • Two-liter charred American White Oak mini-barrel
  • Two 750ml bottles of one of our brilliant cask strength (124 proof) spirits: Wasmund’s Single Malt Spirit OR Wasmund’s Rye Spirit
  • Detailed instructions and FAQ sheet
Copper Fox Barrel


Read our FAQs about barrels and aging...

American White Oak—Medium Char

2 liter barrel (holds 2 and 2/3 bottles*)
       $49.95 + tax and shipping
3 liter barrel (holds 4 bottles*)
       $ 64.95 + tax and shipping
*Bottles sold separately

Available at select retailers, at the distillery or mail order 540-987-8554. You can call us Mon. thru Sat. 10am to 6pm EST. Or send a check or money order with your shipping address to:

Copper Fox Distillery
9 River Lane
Sperryville VA 22740

Our Craft

See our slide show on YouTube describing our craft. Please visit our YouTube page to view this two-minute-plus presentation.

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

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