A limited release (only 1934 bottles) individually numbered, uniquely peated Single Malt Whisky produced entirely from ingredients sourced in Washington State, USA.
The Copperworks American Single Malt Whiskey ‘Washington Peated’. Release 034 is Copperworks’ first release of a Peated Single Malt. It was crafted from eight casks of whiskey that were brewed and distilled from 100% of the Copeland variety of barley grown in Washington’s Skagit Valley and smoked during the malting process with Washington peat. Each cask of whiskey was matured for just over four years in lightly charred (char #1) new American Oak casks.
I have to say that this is unlike any peated whisky I’ve ever tried before. I’m not sure if this is very lightly peated or it’s how the ‘Washington Peat’ presents – but this gives very little suggestion overall (if any) of smoke.
Nose: No ‘smoke’ but a very definite ‘wet-soil’ mustiness sits over the top of salted caramel and a just tiny amount of all-spice.
Palate: has a luxuriously syrupy mouthfeel (like #035). Stewed apple and rich floral notes but also an underlying leathery-earthiness.
Finish: Medium length with a mild sweet spice that salivates the mouth. Once again – a mustiness rather than smokiness here.
Wow – this is definitely a whisky that proves the adage ‘Peat ain’t Peat!’
- Bottle Size : 750ml
- ABV : 52%
- Region : America (Seattle)
- Peated : Yes (Washington Peat)
- Chill Filtered: No