Copperworks Distilling Co. Seattle, WA 2018 Distillery of the Year by American Distilling Institute.
My visit to Seattle resulted in some great finds, such as meeting Sam, Tasting Room Manger at Copper Works Distillery. Their distillery also serves as a tasting room and store for purchasing their spirits.
Now I have visited a number of large and small distilleries and this one took me by surprise. I have never seen so much copper in one room, and what a beautiful sight to see. Copper Works believe that copper is the best material to use for their stills, which were hand crafted by copper-smiths in Scotland. Cooper creates the best flavor for their spirits. Check out the picture to the left to see how much copper we are talking about.
Currently Copper Works makes a vodka, gin, cask finished gin and an American single malt whiskey. Release 011, the whiskey that we purchased, rested in 6 American Oak and Oloroso Sherry casks for 32 months. Each whiskey release is unique, so get your hands on this whiskey while you can. I think Release 011 is absolutely delicious and I am looking forward to doing a comparison taste test with some of our Colorado Single Malt Whiskey that is to finished in a sherry cask.