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Copper Fox Whisky

Postby HondoJohn » Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:12 pm

What can anyone tell me about Copper Fox Whisky? From a micro distillery and said to be a rye whisky. Any words of wisdom out there? Greatly appreciated.

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Postby Badmonkey » Thu Dec 22, 2005 3:30 am

I can't tell you much, but I don't think it's a straight rye. My brother-in-law in Pittsburgh says he enjoyed a glass the last time he passed through Virginia. He said something about apple chips for flavouring, which I assume means wood chips in the mix while it ages.

Has anyone here sampled it?
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Postby kallaskander » Thu Dec 22, 2005 11:54 am

Hi there,


"Copper Fox Whisky

A copper Pot Still coaxes the spirit from ripe grain in 3-barrel batches. But before the waltz of whisky and wood in charred oak, Copper Fox does a little tango with hand-toasted apple wood chips from the seasoned hearts of fulley matured trees. This gives Copper Fox a smooth richness that is like no other whisky in the world!"

http://www.copperfox.biz/

http://www.copperfox.biz/products.htm

http://www.copperfox.biz/press.htm

http://www.ellenjaye.com/wh_index.htm

http://www.ellenjaye.com/wh_belmontfarms.htm

I have not tried it unfortunately.

Happy reading, a Merry Christmas and aHappy New Year.

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Postby HondoJohn » Sat Dec 24, 2005 5:51 am

Thank you for the replys!

Took the plunge and ordered 2 bottles via the internet. And yes, it is not a rye but a whisky and toasted apple bark is part of the formula..........should be interesting!

Ol' John

PS...Mark Twain said it right!..."There ain't no such thing as too much good whiskey!" Words to live by!
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Postby HondoJohn » Thu Dec 29, 2005 4:38 am

Friends & Neighbors,

FEDEX delivered the 2 bottles of Copper Fox that I ordered. Couldn't wait until after 5 to sample........It is so nice!!!!

Special occasions will bring this good stuff out of the cabinet.

Every once in a while I do manage to get lucky!

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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Dec 29, 2005 5:09 am

HondoJohn wrote:...it is not a rye but a bourbon and toasted apple bark is part of the formula...

No, it's NOT bourbon. By federal law (1964), nothing can be added to bourbon but water to bring it to barrel (up to 125 at entry) or bottle (usually 80-101, but as high as 2003 Stagg's 142.7) proof. And the only wood it can contact past the still is oak (barrels).
The only mention of bourbon on the website states that Coper Fox whisky is aged in used bourbon barrels (bourbon must be aged in new barrels).
Here are the specs for American whiskeys (see 'Class 2'):
http://www.distill.com/specs/USA10.html
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Postby HondoJohn » Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:53 pm

TNbourbon,

Your are absolutely correct. Appropriate changes have been made to the original post.

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Postby MGillespie » Fri Dec 30, 2005 3:17 am

OK, John...tell us more about it. How does it taste?

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Postby HondoJohn » Mon Jan 02, 2006 5:48 am

Mark,

Golly, I am not a real sharp guy with the correct verbage that others on this forum have. I rate whiskys/bourbons under two catagories...........bite & burn.

I tried it 3 ways..........straight..........1 to 1 with water (2oz each) and my usual of 2ozs to 8ozs of water.

Straight...........very nice..very little "bite & burn" with a noticable flavor.........might drink this whisky straight most of the time.

1 to 1........really nice to the palate..........not much flavor loss.

2oz to 8oz.........really lost the flavor.......almost like drinking water.

Sorry I couldn't be more descriptive .... best I could do.

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Postby MGillespie » Mon Jan 02, 2006 4:59 pm

No problem, John...that's a good description! Thanks...

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Copper Fox is the BEST whisky I've ever had

Postby NAFiamengo » Thu Jun 29, 2006 10:18 pm

My brother and I went back to Culpeper VA to visit our father. A friend of mine suggested that we tour the distillery where they make Virginia Lighning. It's in Culpeper. During the tour we were introduced to a fairly recent product they were making named "Copper Fox." (Yes they use apple wood chips during aging.) We brought back as many bottles as we could fit in the maximum allowed luggage on the plane. It is soooo good. Better than Jack Daniel's for sure. It's very smooth with just the right amount of bite and burn. I have converted so many friends and family members to Copper Fox drinkers it's incredible. A lot of them didn't even like whisky until they tasted The Fox.
I order it from InternetWines.com 12 at a time. With shipping that comes to $20.33 a bottle. Not bad when compared to the regular price of $17.99 per bottle in the Virginia ABC stores. Y'all have got to try it!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby Virginia Gentleman » Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:28 pm

I have seen this on the shelves and I never knew it was made in Virginia. I will have to head down to Culpeper and tour that distillery.
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Postby Virginia Gentleman » Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:35 pm

I found an interesting article on the tour and the whiskey.

http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2005 ... 005/106324
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Postby Virginia Gentleman » Fri Jun 30, 2006 12:14 am

The official website with tour info:

http://www.virginiamoonshine.com/copperFox.html
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