When anything is claimed as being done by hand, there always follows a certain sense of awe and extra notoriety. Copper Fox Distillery Original American single malt takes that notoriety and pours it in a perfectly quaffed glass of whiskey excellence. Carefully crafted from 100% hand-malted (yes, by hand!) Virginia barley along with hand-cut apple wood and cherry wood smoke, this double pot-distilled wonder whiskey is non-chill filtered with a barrel strength of 96% proof and is matured in ex-bourbon barrels. The nose begins with tales of soft suede, salt-brine olives, and wild honey over roasted wood. The taste brings in exotic tones of spiced mango preserves and clay with a touch of dried fruit.