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Coppersea Bonticou Crag Straight Rye Malt

CAPSULE REVIEW
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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)

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NOSE

Heavy malt sweetness | Oatmeal | Milk chocolate | Green tea | Baking spice | Interesting & complex with rich delivery of scents

palate

Brown sugar | Graham cracker | Marzipan | Oatmeal | Malty | Very sweet with an oatmeal undertone

finish

Sweet caramel | Brown sugar | Burgeoning spice | Light green tea | Long & enjoyable

uniqueness
value
overall

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.

The sample used for this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy its respective company. We thank them for allowing us to review it with no strings attached.
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Written By: Nick

November 25, 2020
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