First Cut FAQ

First Cut: Frequently Asked Questions

How many new releases will I have advance access to?

The advance purchase option will be available for all spirits released in 2019, but we’re not able to specify how many new releases might come out during the year (sometimes we have to let the maturing spirits tell us when they’re ready). We know there will be at least two special cask finished gin releases and we expect to have a number of single cask whiskey releases.

How many bottles can I buy in advance of a public release?

For most releases, there’s no limit. As a First Cut subscriber, you can purchase as many bottles in advance as your home bar will hold and that we have in stock. But occasionally, we’ll have such limited quantities of a release that we’ll have to limit the number of bottles for that release so that all First Cut subscribers can get a bottle.

Will I receive my bottles of the special releases before they are announced to the public?

No. You’ll be able to purchase the bottles and arrange shipment or pickup at Copperworks in advance. But we’re not able to ship the bottles in advance or provide them in the tasting room in advance of the public release.

Can I get multiple bottles of the exclusive whiskey?

Each First Cut subscription is limited to one bottle of the First Cut exclusive release. But there’s no limit on how many First Cut subscriptions you can buy.

What if I don’t see the email alerting me to advance purchase?

We’ll send an email to the address you provide to us 7 days before the release is available to the public. The subject of the email will identify it as a First Cut announcement. We suggest you make sure your spam filters recognize Copperworks as a safe sender.

Can I arrange to have products shipped automatically, in case I don’t see the email alert?

We want to offer as much flexibility on purchasing special releases as possible and not lock customers into receiving releases. So we’re only able to offer the ability to order in advance, not the ability to have releases automatically purchased and shipped.

Can I give First Cut as a gift?

Yes. Just put the name and e-mail address of the intended recipient in the “Add special instructions” box on the “Your cart” page of the online store. And put the recipient’s name and physical address for the Shipping Address.

Does the price include taxes and shipping?

The one-time fee of $120 for First Cut includes all applicable taxes for the exclusive bottle, but does not include shipping fees. The fee to ship the exclusive whiskey release will be automatically added to the charge for First Cut, if you select a shipping option. Fees to ship advance purchases will be applied when you buy the products in our online store.  See shipping info.

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