Copperworks Distilling Co. opened the doors to its distillery and tasting room on the Seattle waterfront in early October, 2013 and to celebrate its five-year anniversary, the company is unveiling a single cask release of Copperworks American Single Malt Whiskey. The release will be available at Copperworks tasting room and online store on October 13, 2018.
To acknowledge the fifth anniversary (considered the “wood” anniversary in the U.S.), Copperworks is offering Release 016, its first release of whiskey fully matured in 100 percent French oak. Previous releases have been matured in new American oak barrels.
This is the second single cask release Copperworks has offered and like all Copperworks American Single Malt Whiskey, this release is made from 100 percent malted barley and twice-distilled in traditional copper stills. But distinctive from previous releases, this whiskey was matured for 38 months in a full-size, new, French Oak barrel with a light (#1) char.
Tasting Notes: Aromas of apple skins, nutmeg, and sweet cream. Flavors start with dark cherry, then lead to more stewed fruit and figs. Finish is long and dry, with maple, white pepper, and burnt cream.
Release 016 is bottled at 58.9 percent ABV and sells for $76.49 per 750-ml bottle (not including taxes or shipping).