Cooper River Single Run Series Whiskey-St. Benjamin's IPA
American Single Malt
Single Run Series // New Jersey, USA
Cooper River's Single Run Series sources beer from local breweries to distill what began as the first legally made whiskey in New Jersey potentially stretching back to Prohibition. Here, they took the IPA from Saint Benjamin Brewing in Philadelphia, distilled it and aged it in 15-gallon new, charred American oak barrels for roughly eight and a half months. Bottled at 82.8 proof, it's available exclusively at the distillery while the extremely limited, 76 bottles, supply lasts. Note: As of May 5, 2018 this distillery is closed.
American Single MaltMade in the USA from 100% malted barley. Distilled at one distillery. Matured in oak casks no larger than 700L. Distilled to no higher than 160 proof (80% ABV). Bottled at 80 proof (40% ABV) or higher. (This is the proposed Standard of Identity by the American Single Malt Whiskey Commission.)
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"This beer-distilled whiskey offers a very intriguing nose, with hops, citrus, lemon zest, floral notes and dried fruits. While many whiskeys distilled from beer lose the beer's influence beyond the nose, here, the sudsy lineage is clear throughout - you can almost feel the carbonation. Find malt, orange peel and lemon juice on the palate, backed up with an oaky vanilla and caramel. The finish brings more of the same, with final notes of citrus and dry oak. Add an ice cube for a richer, fuller malt sweetness, and a distinctly tart hoppiness. "