In the other Washington – Whiskey!

This weekend, thanks to the hostessing skills of Sarah Booth, I explored Washington, VA. The town was named BY George Washington when he was a young land surveyor in the 1750s instead of being named after him after his revolutionary fame. It was a very cute little town that the Inn at Little Washington has put on the map.

While there we check out 2 of the local liquor makers. Copper Fox Distillery which makes Wasmund’s Whiskey and Washington Vinyards which I will talk about next time.

The Copper Fox was really cool. They showed us how they soak, dry on the floor and then slow cook the malt. Then how they distill the malt down to a high proof clear liquor which is put in barrels for aging and coloration to that light brown hue.

Fun note which I plan on selling in my new shop, they sell the clear liquor and a barrel so you can age it yourself. I started it last night and promise a post on that process.

CopFox Angel Share CopFox Barrels CopFox Distiller 2 CopFox Distiller 4 CopFox Distillery tanks CopFox Malt cooker CopFox Malt drying CopFox Malt seeds

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