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Wasmund’s Single Malt Whisky
Gold Medal — 92 Points
“Exceptional”

Tasting notes: Rich amber copper color. Intriguing aromas and flavors of suede, olive tapenade, honey, dried fruit chutney and clay with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and long, spicy orange marmalade on rye toast and root beer float-like finish. Distinctively flavorful and a great choice for artisan cocktails or sipping. (Tasted Feb. 26, 2013.)

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Copper Fox Rye Whisky
Gold Medal — 94 Points
“Exceptional”

Tasting notes: Rich amber copper color. Intriguing aromas and flavors of suede, olive tapenade, honey, dried fruit chutney and clay with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and long, spicy orange marmalade on rye toast and root beer float-like finish. Distinctively flavorful and a great choice for artisan cocktails or sipping. (Tasted Feb. 26, 2013.)

 

Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2015

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Wasmund’s Single Malt Whisky
 94.5 Points

"Wasmund gets flavors into and out of his whiskey like a magician conjures a dove ...superb!”

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Copper Fox Rye Whisky
 91 Points

“Crisp, meaningful rye with bells on …beautiful!”

 

 

Tasting notes: Copper color. Vibrant aromas of clay, butter roasted chestnuts, pickling spices, and rye grain sacks with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a honeyed rye toast, peppery spice, cola, fig, and mineral laden finish. A spot-on, wonderfully balanced rye whisky for all applications and occasions. (Tasted Feb. 26, 2013.)

 

Coastal Virginia Magazine  December 2017: "Rick Wasmund Reinvents Spirits at Copper Fox Distillery"

Virginia Lodging, Restaurant and Travel  October 2017: "VLRTA Awards"

Flaviar Times  July 2017: "Copper Fox is making some pretty smokin' American whisky

Esquire Magazine  June 2017: "The Best Whiskeys in Every State Right Now"

Virginia ABC  May 2017: "Virginia Distilleries"

WYDaily  March 2017: "Places to visit on one tank of gas: Williamsburg Tasting Trail"

WYDaily  February 2017: "New year brings new releases from local craft brewers and distillers

Virginia Living Magazine  January 2017: "We've Got Spirit

The Washingtonian  December 2016: "20 Things to Look For at Farmers & Distillers"

Virginia Living Magazine  November 2016: "Made in Virginia 2016 Awards"

Competitive Enterprise Institute  November 2016: "I: Whiskey: The Human Spirit Wins Gold"

The Washingtonian  October 2016: "Farmers & Distillers"

Washington City Paper  October 2016: "From Founding Fathers to Founding Farmers"

The Old Town Crier  August 2016: "The Road to Williamsburg and Copper Fox Distillery Part Deaux

When in Virginia  July 2016: "Whisky-Wine Excursions from Shenandoah National Park"

WY Daily  July 2016: "New Whisky Distillery Opens Saturday in Williamsburg"

The Malt Impostor  May 2016: "The Copper Fox Wasmund's Single Malt Whisky" 

Williamsburg Yorktown Daily  May 2016: "Copper Fox Distillery Prepares For June 'Taste Test

Axis of Whisky  March 2016: "Copper Fox Rye"

Artisan Spirit  Fall 2015: "Copper Fox Distillery

Artisan Spirit  October 2015: "From the Floor Up

Drink Micro  October 2015: "10 Whiskeys You Need in Your Life"

WTOP  July 2015: "Local Barrel-Aged Cocktails Coming to Ashburn Whole Foods"

HRGrowler  July 2015: "Farm to Mug"

Wine Enthusiast  July 2015: "Your Guide to American Spirits"

The Washington Post  July 2015: "They've farmed, fished, and baked. Now they're getting into distilling."

Playboy.com  July 2015: "The Best Spirit Distilled in Each of the 50 States"

A Girl and Her Travels Blog  May 2015: "Copper Fox Distillery"

Wine Enthusiast  March 2015: "Dixie Distillers"

Palate Press  March 2015: "What We're Drinking"

American Craft Spirits Association  February 2015: Copper Fox wins Gold for Single Malt at the American Craft Spirits Association Conference

Punch Drink  February 2015: "The Rebirth of Truly Local American Craft Whiskey"

Thrillist  February 2015: "5 Small Distilleries to Watch Right Now"

The Washington Post  January 2015: "Street Smart: What to do in Rappahannock County"

Bourbon Blog  January 2015: "Bourbon Summit"

Rappahannock News January 2015: "Expansion to Williamsburg"

Inside Business  December 2014: "Copper Fox Williamsburg"

December 2014: Dooby's Dinner

October 2014: Idle Hour Cocktail

January 2013: C Ville Whisky Town!

New York Times  January 16, 2013: New York Times article on American Single Malts.

The Fifty Best  September 2012:  Copper Fox Rye awarded Gold Medal at The Fifty Best

March 1, 20092009 International Review of Spirits

First Quarter 2009: "Small Stills, Big Whiskeys: The State of American Craft Whiskey" by Jay Erisman and Lew Bryson. 

Flavor Magazine  Summer 2008: "Single Malt Whiskey" by Theresa Curry

dcist.com  June 2, 2008: "Chewing the Fat: Copper Fox Distillery's Rick Wasmund" by Eric Denman

Shenandoah Insights Magazine  February 2008: "It's not Scotch whiskey, it's not Irish whiskey; it's Virginia whiskey" by Heather Wilson

Spirits Review  November 2007: "American Whiskey - Wasmund's Whisky Copper Fox Distillery" by Chris Carlsson

American Spectator  September 18, 2007: "Single Malt in the Blue Ridge" by Alfred S. Regnery