Classification: Straight Malt
Company: Coppersea Distilling
Distillery: Coppersea Distilling
Release Date: Ongoing
Proof: 96 Proof
Age: 2 Years
Mashbill: 100% Malted Rye
Color: Medium Amber
MSRP: $75 (2020)
Heavy malt sweetness | Oatmeal | Milk chocolate | Green tea | Baking spice | Interesting & complex with rich delivery of scents
Brown sugar | Graham cracker | Marzipan | Oatmeal | Malty | Very sweet with an oatmeal undertone
Sweet caramel | Brown sugar | Burgeoning spice | Light green tea | Long & enjoyable
At only 2 years old, this is a whiskey that screams “How did they do it?” While its youth is evident with a base of malty goodness, this presence is different from the presence of youth in a young bourbon as malt grains themselves can be enjoyable simply steeped as a tea. The whiskey leans heavily towards sweeter notes with a diverse array of flavors that really works. The nose weaves in an unusual green tea note that surprisingly works very well, and even returns shyly in the finish. While more years in the barrel may introduce some additional flavors, I find this unique and enjoyable just the way it is.
Bottle courtesy Seelbach’s.