Celebrate the End of Prohibition!

Join Copperworks and these fine Seattle cocktail spots this evening, Dec. 5,  to commemorate the end of Prohibition: TASTE at SAM: offering an array of cocktails, each featuring a different Copperworks spirit Liberty Bar: get a flight of gin, with one or more Copperworks gins, plus cocktails featuring the gins Rock Creek: featuring Prohibition-era cocktails made [...]

Fall Back — on Gin

We’re turning the clocks back on Sunday, but that doesn’t mean turning your back on gin until next summer. With the herbal nature of many gins, there are many  gin cocktails that taste just right in the darker, colder months. Here are some gin cocktails we turn to in the fall. They work equally well with Copperworks Gin [...]

Beyond the Gin & Tonic

The weather is supposed to top 80 again this week in Seattle – perfect for a tall, invigorating gin drink on the patio. Here are three refreshing drinks that are just as easy to make as a Gin & Tonic.  Cheers! Gin-Gin Mule This gin-based version of the better-known “Moscow Mule” needs only a tall, ice-cold [...]

Copper Isn’t Just a Pretty Face

“Why copper?” a lot of visitors to our tasting room ask. There are a few reasons why copper is considered the preferred metal for stills. It’s malleable, so it’s a good metal to work with to achieve the distinctive and functionally important curves in the pot still. Copper is also an excellent conductor of heat, so [...]

Washington State: A Prohibition Trendsetter

Prohibition officially ended 80 years ago on December 5, 1933, when the 21st Amendment to the Constitution became law – and thus “Repeal Day” celebrations began. (Watch for these on Thursday…) Washington State, ever a trendsetter, actually struck down its state-level prohibition of alcohol six months before the federal government did (perhaps a foreshadowing of [...]

Happy Repeal Day, Seattle! (Wet in so many ways…)

Prohibition ended 80 years ago today. But that didn’t mean a big change in Seattle’s drinking habits – Seattle was notoriously “wet” during Prohibition. The city had its share of illegal distilleries making moonshine back then, but Seattle bootleggers focused on smuggling liquor, a.k.a.  “rum running.” Seattle was an easy target for liquor smuggling due [...]

Gin Cocktails To Warm You Up

Some folks think of gin as their go-to summer spirit, but there’s no reason to put it on the back shelf when the weather turns nippy. To make it more of a winter-warmer, you just dial the recipe up a bit, to let the gin shine through. Like in these cocktails where the botanicals really [...]

Copperworks adds to the team

Meet Copperworks’ newest face, Jeff Kanof. For some reason, Jeff wanted to make Friday the 13th his SECOND day on the job. And he’s been a huge help even before he officially joined the team. We’re thrilled to welcome him on board. By his own admission, Jeff is a recovering attorney — having left his law [...]

Now completed on our “to do” list…

Valves are turning. Steam is pumping. Fermenters are fermenting. And Jason and Micah are working like Oompa-Lompas to get everything rolling. Recent progress: Our gin formula has been approved by the feds. (Yes, the federal government has to review and bless our gin recipe. Happy to say we passed with flying colors — no do-overs, [...]

Stills Powered by Clean, Renewable Energy

Our copper stills are traditional in design and were hammered by hand, the way the Scots have been building stills for centuries. But the energy driving the stills is thoroughly modern. We’re using energy produced from a sustainable, non-fossil fuel source called “biomass”—essentially clean waste wood—which is renewable and doesn’t add new carbon to the [...]