Gin and plums make a delicious combo

This is the release many of our gin-loving customers have been waiting for: our second release of Copperworks Plum Cask Finished Gin. This expression of Copperworks gin has the most intense flavor results of any of our experimental cask-finished gins. Gin, Plums, and Oak To create this gin, we put nearly 200 pounds of chopped Italian […]

Special Release for PROOF Washington

One of the largest annual distillers festivals in the country, PROOF Washington, happened this past weekend in Seattle. To commemorate this special event, we produced a limited-edition, cask-strength release of American Single Malt Whiskey to offer to festival guests. We left the event happy and tired — and carrying a limited supply of the release […]

Whiskey from Single Variety, Single Farm, Single Vintage Malted Barley

When you make American Single Malt Whiskey, the only grain you use is malted barley. So obviously the grain you use really matters. Like any agricultural product, barley is subject to variation in flavor due to its variety, growing location, and the weather conditions. The Pacific Northwest, where Copperworks is located, has several different climates […]

Buy releases in advance with Copperworks First Cut

We get a lot of requests to buy our special releases in advance. Now you can! Copperworks First Cut offers you the first cut at our special releases and the only cut at an exclusive whiskey release. In distilling, the best-tasting whiskey begins to flow from the still when the distiller makes the “first cut.” […]

How We Make Spirits from Beer

The Copperworks label says “From great brewing comes great spirits.” That’s partly because Copperworks was founded by brewers who spent decades making beer before they became distillers. But it’s also because all our products start as a high-quality craft beer, without hops. We don’t want to add bitterness to our vodka, gin, and whiskey, so […]

Question from an Eagle-Eyed Whiskey Lover

“Help me out…this is a FANTASTIC whiskey, but what’s up with the label: ‘Single Malt’ and ‘Recipe: Five Malt & Pale Malt’? Huh?“ We appreciated getting this great question from a customer. We agree, it’s confusing. When describing a whiskey, the word “single” in “single malt” means the whiskey in the bottle is from a...

“I thought gin was made from juniper.”

We hear this comment a lot in the tasting room. Juniper is the defining ingredient in gin, but it’s not the base ingredient. Gin is made by flavoring a vodka or neutral grain spirits with juniper, and other botanicals if the distiller chooses. Distillers start with a high-proof neutral spirit and use a variety of […]

American Single Malt Whiskey Has Definitely Arrived

“As a category, American single malt has definitively arrived,” said Huffpost. “It’s ready for official recognition that will allow the category to fully mature and flourish—and whiskey lovers all over the world will be all the better for that.” Copperworks and more than 70 distillers of American Single Malt Whiskey throughout the U.S. agree it’s time […]

Casks Direct from Spain

Copperworks Sherry Cask Finished Gin was the ninth release in our Experimental Series of cask finshed gins. Our flagship Copperworks Gin was finished in a 500-liter cask (technically, a “sherry butt”) that previously held Pedro Ximénez Sherry. We purchased the cask from Spain where it was part of a solera system of barrels for 80 years. Solera is a system […]

Is it scotch? Is it bourbon? No, it’s American Single Malt Whiskey

Now that we’ve released Copperworks American Single Malt Whiskey, we talk with folks from all over the world about whiskey. And a question we often get is “Are you making bourbon or scotch?” The answer is “neither,” because Copperworks makes what is a fairly new style of whiskey: American Single Malt Whiskey. It’s an emerging […]