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Copperworks To Debut A Mystery Whiskey For April Fools’ Day

Seattle’s Copperworks Distilling is known for its transparency in the whiskey-making process. But this April Fools’ Day, things will get a little opaque.

The craft distillery, tasting room, and retail store in downtown Seattle’s waterfront district will flip the script and release its first Copperworks Mystery Whiskey … with no more details to be had until its April 1st release.

“We are information geeks who love sharing the details of how we make our whiskey. In fact, we publish the full recipe and process for each release we make. But not this time,” said Jason Parker, Copperworks co-owner and president, in a prepared statement. “We thought that this April Fools’ Day it’d be fun to poke fun at one of the practices we generally take quite seriously, transparency, and instead adopt the industry’s standard level of opacity.”

Copperworks Mystery Whiskey
Copperworks Mystery Whiskey (image via Copperworks)

“We aren’t telling how many bottles this batch has, the variety of malts used, the number or type of casks included, or the age of the whiskey. Nor are we offering up our usual detailed tasting notes, we aren’t divulging much at all. Except that this whiskey is absolutely delicious,” said Jeff Kanof, co-owner and vice president of Copperworks.

On April 1st, Copperworks Mystery Whiskey will be available for purchase at the distillery’s tasting room and online at

The co-owners said they expect this latest whiskey to sell out in a week or two. “And when it does, we will release all the details,” Parker said. “We can’t help ourselves.”

Opened in 2013, the Copperworks distillery makes small-batch American single malt whiskey, a series of gins, and vodka, all from malted barley.

Copperworks’ spirits are distilled in traditional copper stills that were specifically created in Scotland for the distillery, and for the distillation of each individual spirit. These spirits are found on the shelves of bars, restaurants, and retail stores throughout Washington State.

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