The Copper Fox Distillery Tasting Notes

Posted: November 27, 2014 in American Whiskies, Rye

Copper Fox Rye 45%

75% Rye/ 25% Malted Barley – Malted with 60% Apple wood & 40% Cherry wood

Aged for 15 months with new and used Apple wood and oak chips inside used ex-bourbon barrels. Finished in used ex-bourbon barrels

Btl: 2013/ Tasted: July 2014

A pungent nose of marc-like straw and raw spirit. Hints of gritty, sweet cherry, herbal rye, coffee and apple. It’s extremely young! 

The palate is very much like the nose with an intensity of marc-like straw, very herbal rye and a rather false oak character. Extremely bitter and herbal with not much in the way of complexity. Bitter finish with a little sweet cherry smoke note coming through. In conclusion: It’s interesting. Personally I would have not used the wood chips as it has given it a very unnatural and bitter wood character. It would have been better to just give it more time in cask.


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