Copperworks - Single Malt -
As everyone on this list knows, we are staunch, maybe the most staunch, supporters of the Washington wine industry, and have been for decades. When we added liquor to our portfolio in 2020, it was only natural that we would take a serious position on Washington spirits as well. Now, we have combined these two elements together in a unique and ground breaking way. Working with award winning Copperworks Distilling Co. in Seattle, we have taken a malted, single farm, Genie barley from Walla Walla and finished it in a stunning Walla Walla Cabernet cask from the legendary Doubleback winery. I actually drove to Walla Walla the day this barrel was emptied, shoved it into the back of my Volvo wagon, and hand delivered it to Copperworks the same day, where it was immediately filled with this incredible whiskey. It rested in this cask for almost a year, intermingling with the luscious Cabernet essence remaining in the French oak staves, before being bottled at a full cask strength of 57.6% (like all real whisky should be treated).
Caramel, baked apples topped with blackberry syrup, candied violets, dates, dried figs and loads of cinnamon and baking spice. Take the best cask strength, non-peated, single malt you have ever tried, add in the unique spice which Washington malt has and then add layers upon layers of the decadent red fruit which Walla Walla Cabernet is known for. I honestly think we have discovered an entirely new category of whisky here: Single farm, single malt, finished in a wine cask used for grapes from the same appellation. I honestly don't know that it has ever been done before, so get a bottle of this ground breaking elixir while you can.
275 bottles produced
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