Copper Fox Original Rye Whiskey

Rye

Copper Fox // Virginia , USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    75
  • Avg. Rating

    3.32
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 109 )

Copper Fox Original Rye Whiskey centers around using new and used apple wood and oak chips to flavor the house-made malt during drying as well as when the whiskey is aging in the used bourbon barrels. The mash bill itself is 2/3rd parts rye and 1/3rd malted barley with all grains sourced from Virginia.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    45.0
  • Rye
    Mash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
  • Cask Type
    ex-bourbon + new & used apple wood and oak chips

Tasting Notes

"This young firecracker of a rye starts out with a note of raw sawdust, indicating relatively short aging time, and apple smoke. The youth makes itself even more apparent in the palate, with raw wood and hot alcoholic notes. Instead of apple, the cherry makes itself known on the mid-palate, along with the malty sweetness. The biscuity malt fades to the back on the finish, but leaves a bit of an unpleasant bitterness at the very end. Copper Fox Original Rye Whiskey has good bones to it, but needs more time in the barrel."

Flavor Profile

Smoky & Fruity