A powerful single malt spirit from America. Wasmund’s distillery in Virginia is better known for their Copper Fox rye. This spirit, however, cannot be considered a whisky, as it has been aged for less than 30 days. It is designed more to demonstrate the inimitable quality of Wasmund’s young spirit. The label states that this spirit is lightly smoked with a mixture of 60% Applewood and 40% Cherrywood. This gives the finished product a unique smoky flavour, with a real fruity edge. On the nose this is a spirituous and powerful spirit, with sweet malt notes, peppery spice, a light smoke, some canned fruit, toffee, and salted caramel. The palate is spicy and hot, with a slightly menthol flavour and the same fruity smoke of the nose. The finish is short and intense, with a big punch of peppery spice. A very interesting spirit indeed, which shows the evolution and creation of an American single malt. A great reference point for seasoned malt drinkers.