All of Coppersea Distilling whiskies are a true expression of their raw materials and a hand-crafted distilling process. Coppersea is a true “grain-to-glass” farm distillery, operating an organic 75-acre farm. We use only heirloom varietals of rye, corn, and barley from our own and select Hudson Valley farms.
Coppersea uses Heritage Methods Distilling to produce spirits that reflect deep terroir and hold the provenance of the past. All of their whiskies are a true expression of their raw materials and a hand-crafted distilling process.
In early 2012 we became the first distillery in New York to floor malt its own grain. We use exclusively malt from our own malt house, enabling us to commit to 100% Hudson Valley grains, and never use industrial enzymes in our mashes.
Coppersea is one of only a handful of whisky distilleries that use direct-fired stills. Direct fire creates heavy organic “pyrolysis compounds” exclusive to flame-heated whiskies, granting all of Coppersea’s spirits rich mouthfeel and balance from nose-to-palate, and truly distinguishing our whiskies in the glass.
Coppersea Distilling Products:
EXCELSIOR STRAIGHT BOURBON
Excelsior Straight Bourbon gets a spicy zest of black pepper and nutmeg as a result of its high rye content. Sweet elements of polenta and apricot mingle with robust notes of vanilla, almond and cedar from the American white oak.
BONTICOU CRAG STRAIGHT RYE MALT WHISKY
Nose offers hints of baking spices. Opens on the palate with blackberry, cinnamon and allspice, then yields to caramel, toasted biscuit, vanilla, and pepper, with lingering finish of raw honey and nutmeg.
BONTICOU CRAG BOTTLED-IN-BOND RYE MALT WHISKY
This full, exceptionally smooth rye bears aromas and notes of ginger, vanilla, honey, black pepper, charred oak and walnuts.
SPRINGTOWN STRAIGHT WHISKY
With top notes of vanilla, apricot and caramel, it is rounded out with notes of walnuts, coconut and toasted corn bread.
BIG ANGUS GREEN MALT WHISKY
Fresh hay, nori, cucumber, figs, lemongrass, caramel, vanilla, nutmeg