Current Releases: Copperworks American Single Malt Whiskey
Copperworks American Single Malt Whiskey starts as a craft beer (without hops) made from the finest barley grown in and around 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.
Special Benefit Releases: Kentucky Flood & Hurricane Ian Relief
One Whiskey, Two Releases for Two Disasters: for every bottle sold, $40 will be donated to relief efforts.
The whiskey for these two special benefit releases came from whiskey matured in two casks that previously held bourbon and from one new American Oak cask. Whiskey from one of the bourbon casks was made from pale malt and matured for more than five and half years. Whiskey from the other bourbon cask was crafted from a rare single varietal malted barley called “Alba” and matured for six and half years. Whiskey from the new American Oak cask was made from pale malt and matured for nearly four years. Get detailed production specifications for this release.
Tasting Notes: Opens with aromas of orange zest, sweet tea, apple pie, and cereal. Apple pie continues as a dominate flavor, along with peach and sponge cake. This delightful combination finishes with a little almond paste, raisin, and even more peach notes, making this a very delicious southern-flavor focused whiskey.
Tasting Notes: If the pearlescent deep orange color and long legs left on the glass don’t grab your attention, the nose and what follows certainly will. The Moscatel finish is evident at nosing: stone fruit, pie crust, creamsicle, and a subtle florality. All of this follows onto the palate, balancing sweet and tart with the addition of white pepper and honeysuckle. Finishing long, with citrus, white pepper, and florality taking center stage. Drink neat or throw it into a classic Manhattan for a fun twist.
Production Notes: Crafted from pale malt that matured for 3 years and 8 months in two new American Oak casks. The casks were produced by Kelvin Cooperage with a #3 char. The whiskey was then transferred to the Moscatel cask and finished for 11 months. Get detailed production specs.
Rum Single Cask
Tasting Notes: Colored like a freshly bloomed tiger lily, this whiskey presents florality and grassiness on the nose, though hints of tiramisu, sugarcane, mint, and almond are also remarkable. The rum cask finish is undeniable on the palate with bright flavors of Hawaiian bread, papaya, ginger, and milk chocolate molasses puffs. The Jamaican rum cask is again evident on the lingering finish, with orgeat and falernum making appearances, too. This dram would serve you well in eggnog over the holidays, or straight up any time of year.
Production Notes: Prior to finishing for nearly eight months in a Jamaican rum cask, this whiskey made from pale malt completed its primary aging in two new American Oak casks. Both casks from Kelvin Cooperage were air-seasoned for a year and a half. One cask was char #2 and matured for four years, while the other cask was char #3 and matured for three years and nine months. 50% ABV. 289 bottles produced.
Tasting Notes: Aromas of lemon zest and black cherry to start, with suede, dried pine needles, and grilled pineapple following. The first sip reminds of sweet tea, then the fruit continues with flavors of ripe kiwi and citrus peel, lingering as an aged pipe tobacco. Finishes with a bang of white pepper, Demerara sugar, and fresh raspberries. A well-balanced sipper, and a great candidate for an Old Fashioned.
Production Notes: Made with eight casks, all matured in charred, new American Oak. Four casks were brewed from Great Western Malting Pale Malt and matured for 45-52 months. Three casks were brewed from single variety barley (Baronesse barley grown in Colfax, WA) and matured for 56 months. The final cask was created from a “Queen’s Run” and matured for 60 months. Get detailed production specs.
Release 046 (Salmon-Safe Certified)
Tasting Notes: On the nose, lemon zest greets you alongside a slight effervescence, followed by oak, subtle florals, and a waft of straw and minerality. Mouthwatering on the palate, with notes of candied citrus peel, sugared ruby red grapefruit, rose water, and chocolate raspberries, with minerality continuing from the nose. Oak presents itself gently at first, ramping up with each sip. Canned fruit salad, lemongrass, and roasted coffee linger on the finish, held together with the lemon zest experienced on the nose.
Production Notes: Crafted from a single varietal barley called Genie, from a single farm in Athena, Oregon. Eight new American Oak casks were used, with char #2 and staves that had been open air-seasoned for a minimum of two years. Six of the casks were from the 2018 barley harvest and matured for three years, while the remaining two casks were from the 2017 harvest and matured for three years and seven months. All of the barley grown adhered to growing practices that qualify it as certified Salmon-Safe.
Salmon-Safe: This is our second Salmon-Safe certified whiskey release. Salmon-Safe is one of the nation’s top ecolabels, leading the movement to implement farming practices and developments that protect water quality, maintain watershed health, and restore fish and wildlife habitat.
Learn about past releases of Copperworks American Single Malt Whiskey.