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“Great tour!”

Copper Fox Distillery
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Sperryville
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This is where your new favorite whisky comes from! At Copper Fox Distillery we dedicate ourselves to making great American spirits by emphasizing a combination of innovation and tradition. We start from scratch, floor malting our locally grown barley, flavoring the grain with apple and cherry wood smoke, then aging with a progressive series of hand toasted wood chips in used bourbon barrels. All of our fine spirits are available for tasting and purchase at the distillery. We look forward to seeing you.
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Amazing learning experience! Highly enjoyed! The tour was about 20 minutes.

Thank Althea G
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

The tour itself was quite short, we knew nothing about whiskey going into it and still dont know much. The people were friendly though.

Thank jessicaei
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

This is the best distllery I have found anywhere. I bought a bottle of the rye whiskey and the single malt. My husband is a Glenlivet Snob, he was skeptical. He is a convert and unfortunately he has given many friends a little bit of my rye and now I am out!!! I will order it again!

Thank Marilyn M
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Reviewed June 3, 2012

We planned a Shenandoah Valley weekend, so we could visit and tour the Copper Fox. What a great re-purposing of an old apple packing building. While it is apparent this is a small operation, the efforts being put in to the building included some of the most unique wooden doors I have ever seen. Everyone was truly happy to see us, as we came through the door.

The aroma of the malt that makes the whiskey is apparent when you step through the door. This is the only distillery using the floor malting process that is used in Scotland. The founder worked for a distillery in Scotland to learn the process. The Copper Fox also produces small batches of Rye whiskey, which they provide to restaurants and bars. You are given small group tour by someone very familiar with the distilling process. You see everything, including the hand labeling and the process they use seal the bottles.

While you can't have a tasting sample of the whiskey/rye, you can sample the aromatics of both the 30 day aged and the fresh distilled whiskey. At the end of the tour you can purchase whiskey on site. The really neat option is to buy your own whiskey aging kit, which includes a small barrel and two bottles of clear spirits.

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Reviewed May 14, 2012

Great place to stop by. Note that VA law prevents them from doing tastings.

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