AT COPPER FOX WE DEDICATE OURSELVES TO MAKING GREAT AMERICAN CRAFT SPIRITS.
We emphasize the combination of innovation and tradition to produce a whisky that is truly unique. And yes, it’s whisky—not whiskey—for us, in the grand and storied tradition of the Scotch techniques that were our inspiration.
Hand-crafted with original ideas and locally-sourced ingredients, each barrel starts from scratch with our own hand-malted barley. We flavor the grain with fruitwood smoke and age the spirit with a progressive series of new and used fruitwood chips in used bourbon barrels. We invite you to join us in our flavor journey to whisky perfection!
Rick Wasmund started Copper Fox in 2005, one of the first of the new breed of American distillers. But the fire started long before. Fascinated with the aromas of wood smoke since childhood and lured by the rich sumptuousness of Scottish single malts, Rick apprenticed at the famed Bowmore Distillery before returning home to create truly original and singular whiskies: hand malted barley smoked with American fruitwoods and aged with innovative wood treatments.