Copperworks Distilling Co. of Seattle announced that its American Single Malt Whiskey Release 038 is now on the shelves at the distillery and in the online store. Release 038 builds on the flavor of the distillery’s last major release (Release 035) with new complexity from the addition of whiskey matured in a sherry cask.
Release 038 started with six casks of whiskey distilled from Baronesse Barley combined with two casks of whiskey distilled from the distillery’s pale malt recipe. Copperworks then added 5% of whiskey that had been matured in a Manzanilla sherry cask. This is the first time the distillery has blended whiskey matured in a Manzanilla sherry cask into a whiskey release. The nine casks used in this release were all 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.
Release 038 Tasting Notes: Aromas of rum raisin ice cream and pear balsamic give way to flavors of fig conserves and baked pears. It finishes with notes of hazelnut, fruit leather, and dark cherry candy.
Copperworks American Single Malt Whiskey, Release 038
2,119 (750ml) bottles produced
$59.89 (not including tax or shipping)