Copperworks Distilling Releases Two New Core Whiskeys


July 6, 2022

Copperworks Distilling American Single Malt Whiskey Release 44 and 45

Copperworks Distilling Co. announced the release of two core whiskeys on the same day: Copperworks American Single Malt Whiskey Release 044  and Release 45.

Why two on the same day? Copperworks co-owner and President Jason Parker said in a news release that the distillery releases whiskeys based on flavor rather than age. It just so happened that both expressions warranted release.

Copperworks American Single Malt Whiskey, Release 044, is a blend of eight barrels – four distilled from Western Pale Malt and aged 45-52 months; three distilled from single variety barley (Baronesse barley grown in Colfax, WA) and aged for 56 months; and one created from what is known as a “Queen’s Run” and aged for 60 months.

In all, 1,920 bottles of Release 044 were produced, and the whiskey was bottled at 100 proof. SRP is $69.99.

Copperworks American Single Malt Whiskey, Release 045, is a blend of six casks of single variety malt whiskey distilled from the Fritz variety of barley grown on a single farm in the Skagit Valley and aged for 36 months in charred new American Oak casks. Although that single variety whiskey makes up 94% of the bottling, Copperworks added 6% from whiskey that aged for 60 months in a Manzanilla sherry cask to add balance and flavor. 

Copperworks Distilling produced 1,681 bottles, which were bottled at 100 proof. SRP is $69.99. 

In addition due to ongoing supply chain issues, Copperworks Distilling has been unable to source its preferred bottles, so the new releases will be released in a different bottle style. The news release noted that the distillery is in the process of developing a proprietary bottle design.