If you’ve read my posts before then you’ll know that I’ve said, the difference between whisky and whiskey is really the spelling and the word itself denotes the place where the whisky or whiskey comes from. The United States and Ireland are the only two countries that label their whiskey with an “e”. All other countries to include Scotland, Canada, Japan, etc., label theirs whisky without the “e”. You can read more about this in my July 25, 2013 post: http://wp.me/p3Zt2k-h
Now don’t get confused, Wasmund’s Single Malt Whisky is American for those that don’t know. It’s actually one of the few American single types of malt I’ve seen that doesn’t spell whisky with the “e” included. Wasmund’s Single Malt Whisky is a product produced by the Copper Fox Distillery in Virginia. This distillery was first started back in 2000.
Although this distillery isn’t one that has decades upon decades of distilling experience, the taste of this single malt says otherwise. My boyfriend was the one who actually ordered Wasmund’s and I wanted to steal his drink that night because I had clearly ordered the wrong drink.
When drinking bourbon and American whiskey there are several notes that help me know that I am drinking bourbon and/or American whiskey, what sets Wasmund’s apart is that I couldn’t find those identifiers. It might certainly be because, according to their site, they are the only North American distillery to hand malt their barley and/or because according to them, they are the only distillery in the world to use apple and cherry work smoke to flavor the malted barley. Whatever it may be, this “whisky” certainly stands on its own.
Nose: smelled sweet and leathery
Taste: Earthy, leather and honey
Finish: Smooth, gratifying and yes I’ll have another, please!
All the notes I tasted intrigued me and yes I definitely wanted more. I was extremely pleased with this American whisky. I would also very much recommend you trying. Looking at different price points the average cost I saw was around $40-$50 depending on where you buy.
If you’ve tried it and feel the same way or don’t let me know your thoughts. I would love to hear them.
Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.