Copperworks Unveils American Single Malt Whiskey

Copperworks-Whiskey_Release-001_August2016Copperworks Distilling Company, distiller of small-batch spirits on Seattle’s downtown waterfront, has announced August 27 for the unveiling of its much anticipated Copperworks American Single Malt Whiskey.

Copperworks Whiskey is a distinctive entrant to the newly emerging category of American Single Malt Whiskey. Copperworks Whiskey Release 001 is made from a high-quality craft beer brewed from 100 percent pale malted barley which is twice-distilled in traditional copper pot stills. These stills were hand-hammered in the highlands of Scotland and designed specifically for making malt whiskey.

As passionate, experienced brewers, Copperworks co-founders Jason Parker and Micah Nutt have partnered with local breweries Pike Brewing Company and Elysian Brewing Company to brew the craft beer used in their whiskey. The beer used for Release 001 was brewed at the Elysian Brewery. Parker and Nutt then fermented the beer at the distillery using a fresh brewer’s yeast to get the best possible flavor.

“From the very beginning, our plan has been to use our brewing backgrounds to produce an exquisite whiskey in the newly emerging category of American single malt whiskey,” said Parker. This goal has now come to fruition with Release 001, a whiskey based on the malty sweetness and complexity derived from beer,” said Nutt.

Copperworks Whiskey Release 001 is said to have a soft honey and black tea aroma, smooth mouthfeel, and flavors of smoked orange and toffee, giving way to black pepper and leather.

Release 001 matured for 30 months at Copperworks in full-size charred, new American Oak barrels handmade in Louisville, Kentucky. “We create a balance of flavors in our whiskey by matching the malt recipe, yeast selection, and distillation profile with the right cask type, entry proof, and warehouse conditions,” said Parker.

Bottled at 104 proof, Copperworks Whiskey Release 001 carries an SRP of $59.89 per 750mL bottle.

Reserve Bottles of Copperworks American Single Malt Whiskey Now, Release 001
For a limited time, Copperworks is continuing to reserve bottles of Release 001 for whiskey lovers. Customers who buy a Copperworks Gift Card worth at least $75 will get a Copper Ticket that reserves one bottle of Release 001. For more details, go to

Availability of Copperworks American Single Malt Whiskey, Release 001 Starting on 8/27/16
Release 001 will initially be available for sale only in Copperworks tasting room. 1,005 limited-edition signed bottles are available. Future releases will be available in the Copperworks Online Store: and in select liquor and grocery stores in the Puget Sound area.

Micah opening the spirit still. Photo courtesy of Copperwork Distilling.

Micah opening the spirit still. Photo courtesy of Copperwork Distilling.

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