The latest small batch whiskey from Seattle-based Copperworks Distilling Co. is here, just in time for sweater weather. Copperworks American Single Malt Whiskey Release 039 is now on the shelves at the distillery and in the online store.
Release 039 was crafted from eight casks of whiskey distilled using the Genie varietal of barley. This particular barley was made possible by Copperworks’ partners at Mainstem Malt, who are dedicated to supplying top-notch malted barley to distillers and brewers in Washington State. It was grown by H.T. Rea Farming (Walla Walla, WA) and malted by LINC Malt (Spokane, WA). The whiskey was matured in charred new American Oak for 36 months.
This release is the distillery’s first whiskey ever to be bottled from Salmon-Safe grains. Salmon-Safe certification represents ecologically sustainable agricultural practices that protect water quality and wildlife habitat. This is also the first time the distillery has exclusively used a single variety malt in a core Copperworks Whiskey release. Copperworks currently sources about 90% of its barley from small, Washington farms, so you’ll have many future opportunities to thank a local farmer for your whiskey.
Release 039 offers aromas of rich, stewed fruit, ripe pear, red wine, and pipe tobacco. Flavor notes of candied citrus peel, melon rind, smoked tea, and cedar lead to a long finish of mango, cinnamon, and walnuts, ending with a slightly briny note.
Copperworks American Single Malt Whiskey, Release 039
2,103 bottles produced
750ml, 50% ABV
$59.89 (not including tax or shipping)