Nine Casks Combine For Copperworks Distilling’s New American Single Malt Whiskey 041

| February 25, 2022

Seattle’s Copperworks Distilling has released its American Single Malt Whiskey 041, crafted from nine separate casks of whiskey.

“Release 041 is unlike any whiskey we’ve ever made,” said Jason Parker, co-owner and president of Copperworks Distilling, in a prepared statement. “Our latest ‘cask of characters’ is our most involved blend to date and the one that best illustrates our pledge to always put flavor at the front and center of our production process.”

Other Copperworks releases combine different cask types, barley varietals, and maturation times. But Release 041 was made utilizing all three of these options along with Copperworks’ broadest array of whiskeys yet.

Copperworks American Single Malt Whiskey 041

Copperworks American Single Malt Whiskey 041 (image via Copperworks Distilling)

Casks used to develop Release 041:

  • Four casks were distilled from pale malt and matured in new American Oak for 46 months.
  • One cask was distilled from pale malt and matured in new American Oak for 41 months.
  • One cask was distilled from Baronesse barley and matured in new American Oak for 37 months.
  • Two casks were distilled using the “Queen’s Run” method, matured in new American Oak for 40 months.
  • One cask was distilled from pale malt matured in an Oloroso sherry cask for 79 months.

“We crafted this release for one reason,” said Jeff Kanof, co-owner and vice president of Copperworks, “Because we believe it tastes great.”

The distiller’s notes show that American Single Malt 041 has aromas of ripe cantaloupe, tobacco, glazed ham, and banana custard which lead to flavors of fig jam, dark cherry, and a back-note of Worcestershire sauce.

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It finishes with the tastes of tropical fruit, including pineapple, mango, and papaya.

In all, Copperworks bottled 1,743 (750ml) single malts, which clock in at 50% ABV, 100 proof. It has a suggested retail price of $59.89.

To get your hands on a bottle of American Single Malt Whiskey 041, it’s at the Copperworks tasting room in Seattle beginning Friday, Feb. 25th, or available online to purchase at  https://store.copperworksdistilling.com/products/copperworks-american-single-malt-whiskey-release-041-750ml.

Opened in 2013, Copperworks Distilling Company describes itself as an award-winning craft distillery, tasting room and gift shop located in the waterfront district of downtown Seattle. The distillery produces small-batch American Single Malt Whiskey, a series of gins, and vodka, all from malted barley.

To find out more about Copperworks, check out https://copperworksdistilling.com.

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