Copperworks Distilling Co. Releases Salmon-Safe Whiskey


November 17, 2022

Copperworks Distilling Co Salmon-Safe American Single Malt

Copperworks Distilling Co., the Seattle waterfront district distillery, released its second Salmon-Safe certified whiskey – Copperworks American Single Malt Whiskey Release 046 – in partnership with the West Coast environmental certification non-profit, Salmon-Safe, and conservation-focused maltster, Mainstem Malt.

Last year, the award-winning distillery released the nation’s first whiskey made with Salmon-Safe ingredients, Copperworks Release 039. 

Salmon-Safe is leading the movement to implement farming practices and developments that protect water quality, maintain watershed health, and restore fish and wildlife habitat. More info. about Salmon-Safe can be found at

“Not only does Release 046 represent thoughtful farming and distillation practices joining forces, but it is also a reminder of Copperworks’ commitment to the pursuit of flavor and sustainability,” said Jason Parker, co-owner and president of Copperworks Distilling Co., said in a news release.

100% of the malted barley used to craft Release 046 was grown in adherence with practices qualified as certified Salmon-Safe. Since Copperworks was founded in 2013, the team has been committed to minimizing water usage, energy consumption, and waste production throughout its operations. The distillery has continuously focused on partnering with small farmers and using and promoting locally-grown malts while maintaining business practices that support environmental protection and promote strong communities.

Release 046 was crafted from a single varietal barley called Genie from a single farm in Athena, Oregon. Eight new American Oak casks were used, with char #2 and staves that had been open-air-seasoned for a minimum of two years.

Six of the casks were from the 2018 barley harvest and matured for three years, while the remaining two casks were from the 2017 harvest and matured for three years and seven months. All the barley grown adhered to growing practices that qualify it as certified Salmon-Safe.

Release 046 was bottled at 50% ABV, and 2,033 750ml bottles were produced. SRP is $69.99.To purchase: