Copperworks Distilling Co. of Seattle this week announced the launch of Copperworks American Single Malt Whiskey Release 030. It’s now available for online purchase, with shipping or in-store pick-up at the distillery starting on June 16.
According to Copperworks, Release 030 has a complex history. Copperworks started with three casks of whiskey made from its Five Malt recipe that was aged in new American Oak for 37 months. It was then blended in a portion of a barrel of whiskey made from a Pale Malt recipe that was first matured in a cognac cask for 27 months and was then transferred to an Oloroso Sherry cask to mature for another 26 months. (Yes, it’s complicated. The distillers have to keep intricate, meticulous records on every drop of whiskey produced.)
Tasting Notes: Release 030 offers aromas of toffee and ripe fruit, followed by plum and a pleasant smokiness. Entry flavors of walnut, baking spices, and red tea lead to more fruit (plum and tropical), with a finish of cocoa, papaya, and a slight minty finish.
American Single Malt Whiskey, Release 030
709 bottles (750ml) produced, 50% ABV
$59.89 (not including tax or shipping )