Copper & Kings Cr&ftwerk 3 Floyds
Copper & Kings // Kentucky, USA
The Cr&ftwerk series from Copper & Kings showcases their brandy aged for 12 months in barrels previously used to age beer from four different breweries. The idea was for the American craft distiller to draw some inspiration, along with distinctive flavor profiles, from prominent American craft brewers. This expression was aged in casks which held 3 Floyds' Dark Lord, a Russian Imperial Stout.
American BrandyProduced in the US, this is usually referring to brandy distilled from grape-based wine. If the producer uses other fruit, it must be stated on the label. If aged under two years in oak, it must state the word "immature" on the label. Beyond that, labels such as VS, VSOP, and XO mean little as the brands themselves dictate what that means to them.
Cask Typefinished in American craft beer barrels
"The nose is spicy and oaky, with hops and malt underneath. The palate comes on big, but remains smooth, showcasing more dry oak and a malty sweetness which permeates the spirit throughout. Light roasty and nutty notes. The finish comes on a bit fiery, with strong spice and more hops. Influence from this expression comes most heavily from the barrels and not the brandy distillate, more whiskey-like than anything else. "