Copperworks American Single Malt Whiskey
Copperworks American Single Malt Whiskey starts as a craft beer made from the finest barley grown in Washington. It is then distilled twice in traditional copper stills handcrafted for Copperworks by the leading maker of Scottish pot stills, Forsyths. It is then matured in oak casks in a temperature-controlled warehouse.
The variety of barley, the maturing time, and the barrels used for maturing vary by our different releases. Production details for each release are provided below.
Copperworks Kentucky Tornado Relief American Single Malt Whiskey
For each bottle sold, $40 will be donated to Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund.
Jason Parker, Co-Founder and President of Copperworks Distilling, grew up in Bowling Green, Kentucky and was there visiting family when tornadoes destroyed part of the town on December 11, 2021. To assist with relief efforts in the area, we crafted this special whiskey release. For every bottle sold, Copperworks will donate $40 to the Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund.
To create this special release, we turned to a whiskey that was maturing in a barrel that previously held Kentucky bourbon. To achieve the flavor profile we were after, we blended that cask of whiskey with whiskey that had been matured in a new American Oak cask (cask no. 270, in honor of the area code for western Kentucky). Both barrels held whiskey distilled from our Pale Malt recipe and were aged for a minimum of 45 months.
This special benefit release is the first from Copperworks to use whiskey matured in a used bourbon barrel. We’re pleased to draw upon heritage and flavors of Kentucky bourbon for this important release. 430 bottles available.
Release 034: Copperworks Peated Malt Whiskey
Copperworks Peated Malt Whiskey is made from locally grown barley that was malted with peat from a bog in Washington State. The malt, produced by Skagit Valley Malting, is the first peated malted barley produced entirely from ingredients sourced in Washington State.
This release comes from eight casks of whiskey that were brewed and distilled from 100% of the Copeland variety of barley grown in Washington’s Skagit Valley and smoked during the malting process with Washington peat. The whiskey was matured for just over four years in new American Oak casks. See detailed Production Specifications for this release.
Tasting Notes: This release offers aromas of campfire, roasted tomatoes, and exotic spices. Flavor notes of roasted almonds, toast, and orange zest lead to a long finish of hickory, cedar, and wet earth, ending with pleasant briny and wood notes.
Release 038: Copperworks American Single Malt Whiskey
Copperworks American Single Malt Whiskey Release 038 was created by combining six casks of whiskey distilled from Baronesse Barley with two casks of whiskey distilled from our standard Pale Malt recipe. We then added 5% of the whiskey that was matured in a Manzanilla Sherry cask.
This is the first time we have used whiskey matured in a Manzanilla Sherry cask in one of our whiskeys. All nine casks used in this release were aged for a minimum of 39 months.
The majority of Release 038 was distilled from Baronesse Barley grown by Joseph’s Grainery, a family farm in southeastern Washington State. Baronesse is an exceptional malting barley and Joseph’s Grainery is the only farm in the world that can legally grow it. Learn more about Baronesse Barley in the Copperworks blog.
Tasting Notes: Aromas of rum raisin ice cream and pear balsamic give way to flavors of fig conserves and baked pears. Finishes with hazelnuts, fruit leather, and dark cherry candy.
Release 039: Salmon-Safe Certified American Single Malt Whiskey
Release 039 is the first whiskey ever to be bottled from Salmon-Safe grains. Salmon-Safe certification represents ecologically sustainable agricultural practices that protect water quality and wildlife habitat. Release 039 was crafted from eight casks of whiskey distilled from the Genie varietal of barley. It was matured in charred new American Oak casks for 36 months.
Tasting Notes: Aromas of rich, stewed fruit, ripe pear, red wine, and pipe tobacco. Flavor notes of candied citrus peel, melon rind, smoked tea, and cedar lead to a long finish of mango, cinnamon, and walnuts, ending with a slightly briny note.
Release 040: Copperworks Single Cask WA Peated Malt Whiskey
Release 040 was made from a single cask of whiskey that was brewed and distilled with 100% of the Copeland variety of barley grown in Washington’s Skagit Valley, then smoked with Washington peat. It was matured for just over five years in a lightly charred, new American Oak cask. The whiskey was bottled at its natural cask strength.
Tasting Notes: Aromas of chocolate mint, black tea, and lemon custard lead to flavors of honey, cream cheese frosting, butterscotch, and salted caramel. Flavors carry through to the finish, with lingering smoke and a slight earthiness. A great whiskey for the winter months.
Learn about past releases of Copperworks American Single Malt Whiskey.