Category: single malt whiskey

Copper Fox Distillery: Meet Virginia Makers

The story of Copper Fox Distillery begins with how much I love the smell of burning wood! As a kid, I was in charge of collecting firewood and building the campfires on family camping trips. Later, when building fires for warmth and cooking, I became more aware of the aromatic properties of different woods and the different flavors of wood smoke when used for grilling…

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Autumn Harvest, Featuring Copper Fox Distillery

Celebrate all things autumn with our Apple Butter, Pumpkin Butter, and Peachwood Single Malt cocktail. One sip and you’ll be transported to a burgeoning orchard on a crisp fall day. A perfect addition to Thanksgiving Dinner.

INGREDIENTS
1 ½ Tbs Pumpkin Butter
1/3 Tbs Apple Butter
2 oz Fresh Apple Cider
1oz Copper Fox Peachwood Single Malt Whisky
1 candied apple peel or cinnamon stick
Cinnamon sugar (for rim)

PREPARATION
Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake well. 
Rim a rocks glass with cinnamon sugar and fill with ice. 
Strain from shaker over fresh ice. 
Garnish with a candied apple peel or cinnamon stick.

SUBMITTED BY
Maggie Holden and Jessie Coggins of Copper Fox Distillery
901 Capitol Landing Road Williamsburg, VA 23185

Smokey Wasmund, Featuring Copper Fox Distillery

Proprietor Rick Wasmund encourages this simple but impressive presentation of our signature American Hardwood Smoked Single Malt Whisky. For the most discerning drinkers this is sure to please.

INGREDIENTS
1 oz Wasmunds Single Malt Whisky
Toasted Wood Chips

PREPARATION
In a small bowl lightly char several toasted wood chips.
Place a Glen Cairn glass overtop the wood chips for approx 1 minute.
Turn the glass over and pour whisky into the smoky glass.

SUBMITTED BY
Maggie Holden and Jessie Coggins of Copper Fox Distillery
901 Capitol Landing Road Williamsburg, VA 23185

Sour Vixen, Featuring Copper Fox Distillery

Our sultry vixen combines pomegranate juice, lemon juice, and our Traditional Single Malt Whisky for a refreshing welcome to fall.

INGREDIENTS
1oz Pomegranate Juice
½ Fresh Squeezed Lemon plus 1 wedge
1oz Wasmund’s Single Malt Whisky
½ oz simple syrup

PREPARATION
Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake. 
Fill a rocks glass with fresh ice. 
Strain shaker over fresh ice.
Garnish with a sprig of charred rosemary and lemon.

SUBMITTED BY
Maggie Holden and Jessie Coggins of Copper Fox Distillery
901 Capitol Landing Road Williamsburg, VA 23185

Jingle Juice, Featuring Virginia Distillery Company

 Jingle Juice is the perfect cranberry & sage whisky cocktail for all of your holiday celebrations!

INGREDIENTS
1 ½ oz Virginia-Highland Whisky
1 oz cranberry sage simple syrup*
½ oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ oz freshly squeezed lime juice
½ oz Cointreau
Fresh red cranberries
Orange bitters

PREPARATION
Combine first 5 ingredients into shaker with ice. Shake vigorously until shaker is completely frosted.
Pour into a sugar rimmed glass and top with 2 dashes of orange bitters.
Stir and garnish with 2-3 red cranberries.

*Recipe for cranberry sage simple syrup: 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup fresh whole red cranberries, 4 cinnamon sticks, 10 fresh sage leaves. Combine water and sugar in medium saucepan. Reduce over medium heat. Add cranberries, cinnamon sticks and sage leaves. Bring ingredients to a boil, then remove from heat and let steep for 20 minutes. Muddle, then strain syrup. Store refrigerated for up to 2 weeks. Yields 1 ¼ cups

SUBMITTED BY
Jessica Bullard of The Virginia Distillery Company
299 Eades Lane Lovingston, VA 22949

Whisky Nog, Featuring Virginia Distillery Company

Celebrate the holidays with your favorite egg nog…just add whisky. Cheers!

INGREDIENTS
2 oz Port Cask Finished Virginia-Highland Whisky
6 oz of your favorite eggnog
Vanilla bean whipped cream*
Dash of nutmeg

PREPARATION
Combine Port Cask Finished Virginia-Highland Whisky and eggnog, heat in a saucepan.
Pour into mug and top with vanilla bean whipped cream and freshly grated nutmeg.

*Recipe for vanilla bean whipped cream: 2 cups heavy whipping cream, 3 oz agave syrup, 1 whole vanilla bean (split and stripped). Combine in a container (do not shake as it will begin to whip the cream inside). Stir thoroughly before transferring to a whipped cream dispenser.

SUBMITTED BY
Jessica Bullard of The Virginia Distillery Company
299 Eades Lane Lovingston, VA 22949

Whisky Wassail, Featuring Virginia Distillery Company

Warm up this Winter with a mug of Whisky Wassail!

INGREDIENTS
6 cups apple cider
1 cup orange juice
1.5 cups Port Cask Finished Virginia-Highland Whisky
4 cinnamon sticks 
8 whole star anise
1 Tablespoon light brown sugar
1 Tablespoon whole allspice
2 Tablespoons lemon juice

SUBMITTED BY
Jessica Bullard of The Virginia Distillery Company
299 Eades Lane Lovingston, VA 22949

Fifty Faux Pas, featuring Virginia Distillery Company

INGREDIENTS
1.5 oz. Virginia Highland Malt Whiskey, by Virginia Distillery Company
2 oz. pamplemousse orgeat**
0.5 oz. fresh lime juice
0.25 oz. fennel pollen-honey syrup
0.25 oz. Punt E Mes

Pamplemousse Orgeat:
3 cups of pamplemousse
8 oz. of clean and peeled hazelnuts
4 cups hot water
3 cups 1:1 simple syrup
2 oz. 1:1 honey
1 tsp. citric acid
1/4 tsp. xantham gum

Fennel Pollen Honey:
2 cups of honey
2 cups water
1 Tbl. fennel pollen
1 tsp citric acid 

 

PREPARATION
Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Shake vigorously. Dual strain into a couple glass. Garnish with a grapefruit twist and a few dashes of fennel pollen.

Pamplemousse Orgeat: Combine hazelnuts and hot water and let sit for an hour. Strain off liquid and combine all ingredients (except xantham gum and citric acid) in a vitamix blender. Fine strain blended product and place back into a cleaned blender. Blend with xantham gum and citric acid and fine strain again. Keeps for 1-2 weeks.

Fennel Pollen Honey: Combine water, honey and fennel pollen in a pot and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and steep for 15 minutes. Fine strain out the solids and add citric acid. Should keep indefinitely.

 

SUBMITTED BY
Christian Johnston of The Local
826 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902

The Highlander, featuring Virginia Distillery Company

The Highlander is an extension of the Manhattan concept, but with a more complex flavor profile. Subtle notes of honey and citrus make this a smooth sipper.

INGREDIENTS
1 oz. Virginia Highland Whisky, by Virginia Distillery Company
1 oz. Calvados
0.5 oz. Lillet Blanc
0.5 oz. Sweet Vermouth
0.25 oz. Averna
0.25 oz. Cardamaro
2 Dashes of Orange Bitters

SUBMITTED BY
Torrence Swain of Bourbon Steak
2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Highland Scotch Coffee, featuring Virginia Distillery Company

Virginia Highland Malt Whisky is highlighted with cold brew coffee and a house made maple bacon whip cream.

INGREDIENTS
2oz. Virginia Highland Malt Whisky
4oz. cold brew coffee
1oz. maple syrup reduction 

PREPARATION
Add all ingredients in mixing glass with ice, shake and strain into coffee cocktail mug, top with house made maple bacon whipped cream. Garnish with bacon strip and maple syrup reduction drizzle.

SUBMITTED BY
Nathan Simon of Tarrant’s West
11129 Three Chopt Rd. Richmond, VA 23233