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    Wasmund's Single Malt Whisky

    Yall have probably discussed this one before ..... but it's new to me. Picked this up at McScrooge's (site of the infamous liquor store etiquette incident).

    Produced by Copper Fox Distillery in VA. non-chill filtered, pot still, no added color. uses toasted applewood, cherrywood, and oak.

    This one was tough for me to get my arms around. Initially I expected it to be like some Scottish highland or speyside whisky. Nope. In fact I was initially put off by the VERY strong wood taste. After setting it aside for a while, I revisited it determined to approach it without any preconceived notions of "proper" taste. No doubt this is a strong, woody whisky (hey, they are the ones who are leaving off the 'e', whatever). There is no finesse or subtle background flavors for me, just 'hit ya between the eyes' wood.

    I would probably take a flask on a winter hike up in the Smoky Mountains. Cant imagine mixing it with anything. Anyway, my take is Wasmund's Single Malt Whisky is aiming to be a simple, direct 'burn on the way down and warm your toes' whisky. It succeeds at that level for me.

    What do you veterans think?



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    Re: Wasmund's Single Malt Whisky

    I think you can get a bottle of floor cleaner cheaper at Walmart.

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    Re: Wasmund's Single Malt Whisky

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    I think you can get a bottle of floor cleaner cheaper at Walmart.
    Maybe you can use it as a disinfectant.
    He made himself another drink and thought how much better the Perrier was than anything else you could put in whisky... Hemingway

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    Re: Wasmund's Single Malt Whisky

    Also cheaper at Walmart.

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    Re: Wasmund's Single Malt Whisky

    I obviously didnt find it to be as bad you did. When did you try it last? Perhaps Wasmund's is improving with their more recent releases?

    What do you think about this trend to experiment with different woods, staves, and finishes?





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    Re: Wasmund's Single Malt Whisky

    It strikes me the experiments are designed to give the whisky an air of being special without actually making it any better.

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    I enjoy Wasmund's quite a bit. This is the whiskey that actually got me to start drinking whiskey neat. It's definitely not for everyone, but I like it as a nice change of pace.

 

 

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