Coppercraft Distillery Corn Whiskey
Coppercraft Distillery // Michigan, USA
Holland, Michigan's Coppercraft Distillery is the brain child of Walter Catton, Mark Fellwock and Jenney Grant. The corn whiskey is made with 100% corn. Instead of releasing a completely unaged corn whiskey as is the rage these days, it's "lightly" aged several months in ex-bourbon barrels to give it a shot of color and flavor. Note, pricing is for 375 ml bottles.
CornMash bill at least 80% corn, no requirement to age, but if aged, must be in either new un-charred oak barrels or used oak barrels.
"This has classic corn whiskey aromas of vanilla, white flowers and a touch of apricot. However, these sweet scents become surprisingly dry on the palate with a fair amount of freshly sawed wood flavors, char and a bitter acetone finish. Shame since judging by nose, the whiskey might have actually tasted better unaged. It either needs more time in the barrel to pick up subtler nuances or no time at all."