Copperworks has added two new Gins to its range: Copperworks Peated Cask Finished Gin (Caol Ila Cask) and Copperworks Peated Cask Finished Gin (Laphroaig Cask). Both of the new offerings come from the Seattle-based distillery’s Cask Finished Gin series.
To creat the two new expressions, Copperworks filled casks from the two Islay distilleries with its Small Batch Gin. The Laphroaig cask was left to rest for seven months, while the Caol Ila cask matured for 10 months.
“We’re intrigued by how different these two releases are,” said Jason Parker, Copperworks co-founder and president. “The Caol Ila cask version is lighter with citrus notes and the Laphroaig cask version is heavier and smokier. It’s fascinating to taste them side by side. Both gins are enjoyable on their own, as sipping gins, and they both offer flavors robust enough to feature in spirit-forward cocktails.”
According to the distillery, the Caol Ila Cask-aged Gin features, “Aromas of fresh lime, campfire, cumin, sandalwood, and grilled pineapple that lead to earthy, heather, blackberry honey, and citrus pith flavors. Finishes with notes of leather, desert spices (particularly sage), and a rounding earthiness.”
The Laphroaig Cask variety has, “Aromas of driftwood smoke, musk, pine tar, and cedar lead to flavors of matcha green tea, tobacco, and cardamom. Finishes with a long incense and cigar smoke impression.”
Both the Laphroaig and Caol Ila aged Gins are bottled at 50% ABV and can be purchased through the Copperworks official web store for $49.95 per 750 ml bottle.
The Copperwork Cask Finished Series has been going on for some time, but this is the distillery’s first use of Caol Ila and Laphroaig barrels. Previously, the brand has created Malt Barrel Gin, Peat Barrel Gin, Gin Barrel Gin, Rum Barrel Gin, Mezcal Barrel Gin, Cognac Cask Finished Gin, Amaro Cask Finished Gin, Plum Cask Finished Gin, IPA Cask Finished Gin, Tonic Cask Finished Gin, Amaretto Cask Finished Gin, Pedro Ximénez Sherry Cask Finished Gin, Chai Cider Cask Finished Gin, Oloroso Sherry Barrel Gin, and Port Barrel Gin.