Copperworks Distilling recently released one of its latest cask collaborations, crafted from pale malt that matured for three years and eight months in two new American oak casks with a #3 char, made by Kelvin Cooperage.
The whiskey was then transferred to a Moscatel cask and finished for 11 months. It’s called the Copperworks American Single Malt Whiskey Moscatel Single Cask.
A statement from Copperworks explains that Moscatel is a type of Sherry, a fortified wine, named after the aromatic grape variety that reaches high sugar levels when matured.
The sweet Moscatel grapes are often dried and made into raisins. Produced in Spain and typically served as a dessert wine, Moscatel is known for floral aromas and fruitiness.
“For those that have enjoyed our previous whiskey releases featuring Sherry casks, they may find subtle similarities,” said Jason Parker, co-owner and president of Copperworks Distilling Co. “But make no mistake, our new Moscatel single cask deserves its own category of deliciousness.”
The distiller’s notes on this release show the whiskey to have a deep orange color. The Moscatel finish is evident at nosing, with aromas of stone fruit, pie crust, creamsicle, and a subtle florality. On the palate are sweet and tart flavors with hints of white pepper and honeysuckle. It finishes long, with citrus, white pepper, and florality taking center stage.
“The Moscatel Single Cask Whiskey’s five-year journey from cask to glass lends to a distinctive yet decidedly Copperworks finish,” said Jeff Kanof, co-owner and vice president of Copperworks Distilling. “We suggest enjoying it neat or thrown into a classic Manhattan for a fun twist.”
Copperworks’ American Single Malt Whiskey Moscatel Single Cask clocks in at 100 proof, 50% ABV. Only 336 bottles were made and they have a suggested retail price of $89.99.
The whiskey is available now in Copperworks’ online store and its Seattle Distillery & Tasting Room.
For more information, check out www.copperworksdistilling.com.
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