Seattle-based Copperworks Distilling Co. has opened up its 2023 First Cut subscriptions for purchase.
“In distilling, the best-tasting whiskey begins to flow from the still when the distiller makes the ‘first cut,’” said Jason Parker, co-owner and president of Copperworks. “So, we created Copperworks First Cut to share the thrill of being among the first to sip the precious spirit.”
How it Works:
For a one-time fee of $135 (plus shipping*), Copperworks First Cut 2023 subscribers will receive the following:
Included in the subscription purchase—One bottle of an exclusive single cask of Copperworks American Single Malt Salmon-Safe Whiskey (release details below*).
This special release is only available to First Cut 2023 subscribers.
For subscriptions purchased by 5 pm, December 13, 2022, subscribers can expect to receive the exclusive whiskey release by December 24, 2022.
Ability to purchase first: Throughout 2023, subscribers will have the opportunity to order special, limited-edition releases (releases of fewer than 800 bottles) of Copperworks products seven days before they become available to the general public. Subscribers will receive an email message with a link to a private page in Copperworks’ online store where they can choose in-store pickup or have bottles shipped to them (where state laws allow).
Shipping is free in the continental U.S. on orders of at least $115.
*First Cut 2023 Single Cask Release (This release will only (ever) be available to subscribers.)
Crafted from a single varietal barley called Genie from the 2018 harvest at Johns Ranch in Athena, OR. This barley was grown in adherence with practices that qualify it as certified Salmon-Safe. Matured in a new American Oak cask from Canton Cooperage, char #2, for three years and one month.
Deep translucent orange catches the eye, then the nose greets you with fresh honeycomb, kefir lime leaf, lumber, and watermelon rind. Honeyed and sweet on the palate with dashes of cinnamon, resinous wood, burnt marshmallow and dark cocoa pound cake. Finishes long yet balanced with orange oil, peppercorn, oak, and mint chocolate. Drink neat or try this one in a spiced cider during sweater weather.
This offering marks Copperworks’ third Salmon-Safe certified whiskey release in partnership with the West Coast environmental certification non-profit, Salmon-Safe, and conservation-focused maltster, Mainstem Malt.
Salmon-Safe is leading the movement to implement farming practices and developments that protect water quality, maintain watershed health, and restore fish and wildlife habitat.
More info about Salmon-Safe can be found at www.salmonsafe.org.
Copperworks First Cut 2023 Subscription
“Only 150 spots are available in the First Cut 2023 program,” said Jeff Kanof, co-owner and vice president of Copperworks Distilling Co. “Just like the casks at our distillery, these spots will fill up quickly!”