Wasmund's Single Malt
American Single Malt
Wasmund's // Virginia , USA
Wasmund is named for Copper Fox Distillery master distiller Rick Wasmund. Located in Sperryville, Virginia, the barley used for the whisky is malted in house, and dried using cherry wood, apple wood and oak. Apple and cherry wood chips are also added to the whisky itself as it ages.
American Single MaltMade in the USA from 100% malted barley. Distilled at one distillery. Matured in oak casks no larger than 700L. Distilled to no higher than 160 proof (80% ABV). Bottled at 80 proof (40% ABV) or higher. (This is the proposed Standard of Identity by the American Single Malt Whiskey Commission.)
"Anyone see the Amex ad with Tina Fey when she absent mindedly snacks on a bag of potpourri in the check out line of a store? This is the liquid equivalent to what that must taste like. The wood distracts so heavily from any nuances this whisky might have, and has a very strong acetone aroma to boot. If you like super perfumey and oaky whisky, give it a try. You might at least say, "Hmmmm. Interesting..." if you don't think "yum.""