Copper Run Three Grain Whiskey Born From Barley, Wheat, Corn - The Whiskey Wash

Copper Run Three Grain Whiskey Born From Barley, Wheat, Corn

By Nino Marchetti / November 25, 2014

Copper Run distillery, nestled in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri, produces what I think are some of the better small batch American whiskies out there. I’ve highlighted in the past their hoppy wheat whiskey and also an overproof moonshine, and now they are bringing to market an intriguing Three Grain Whiskey that started life as three different experimental whiskey batches.

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Copper Run Three Grain Whiskey, according to the distillery, was originally barley, wheat and corn whiskies. It became a labor intensive process to create this spirit, using traditional whiskey making techniques of cooking, fermenting and distilling on the grain, before putting the final product into new, heavy char Missouri white oak barrels for aging.

What’s resulted is a young, deep amber colored expression that will cost you $42 a pop. It is a limited release of around 900 bottles, available directly from the distillery through their website. You can check out some tasting notes for this release below courtesy of Copper Run.

Aroma: Balanced grain complexity with toasted oak, vanilla, and caramel
Flavor: Big oak up front followed by toasted grain and dried fruit
Body: Medium, warm, slight dry
Finish: Clean, crisp spice, lingering toasted oak