Copper & Kings Cr&ftwerk Oskar Blues
Copper & Kings // Kentucky, USA
The Copper & Kings Cr&ftwerk lineup is a four-part series made via collaborating with four different American craft breweries. They took their brandy and aged it in used beer casks from each brewery for a full 12 months, and bottled the result at 110 proof. From Oskar Blues in North Carolina, they obtained barrels which previously held the G'Knight and Deviant Dale's Imperial IPAs.
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 hoppy, floral and fragrant, with citrus zest, hay, and spicy notes. The palate showcases oak with toffee, and malty sweetness. It's rich upfront, then turns dry on the back palate and finish. Oily. Finish carries through from the nose, with zesty, hoppy and floral notes. Turns bitter and astringent at its close, leaving the tongue tingling and a remaining bitterness. Of the series, the most beer-heavy influence. Ice softens and lightens the profile substantially."