Tasting Notes

The 7 Year Single Barrel Series, our most unique spirit in the lineup. This rich and perfectly aged bourbon will be an ever revolving mash bill, offering you a unique experience with each batch. Once each is gone, we will move onto a new mash, with some being a one-time opportunity. Make sure to check in here to see what notes your batch has to offer. Cheers!

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Batch 1 Mash: 49% Malted Barley / 51% Corn – 100 Proof

 

As you bring this bourbon up to nose, you will get an immediate sensation of rich maple syrup, followed by a slight fruity note. When you first taste this unique bourbon, the maple and hint of apple comes to life, wrapping your palate in a familiar fall flavor. As these notes dissipate, the earthy tree nut awakens, and is complimented with the malt that is ever present. This 7 Year leaves you with a soft oat and raisin bread note on the back of the palate, sure to bring back some great childhood memories. As always, enjoy this bourbon however you please, or like me – neat.


Mike, Owner

Copper Sky Distillery

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Batch 2 Mash: 21% Rye/ 75% Corn/ 4% Malted Barley – 100 Proof

 

Batch 2 of our unique Single Barrel series is the big brother of our 5 year 21% rye bourbon. Boasting the same mash bill, this spirit is over 7 years old, and leaves you with a foreshadowing of what is to come of Copper Sky. On the most, you will find soft chocolate covered caramel notes, as if one was at the movies eating a Milk Dud. Just under this note you sense a slight lemongrass, or even lemon peel, aroma. As you palate the bourbon, you are welcomed with a buttery sensation that delivers the vanilla toffee notes. Rolling across the tongue, you are met with a hint of tangerine peel, followed with a spearmint finish. This limited release is sure to please even the most avid bourbon drinkers, yet welcomes all newcomers. As always, enjoy this bourbon however you please, or like me – neat.


Mike, Owner

Copper Sky Distillery

This spirit rolls across the glass with an elegant trail as it settles into a rich tawny hue.  As the first vapors grace the olfactory, one’s sense of smell is graced with an elderly oak set into an array of cereal grain characters.  While the scent lingers, delicate notes of baking spices wrap into raisin and fresh red apple. As it begins to taper, you are left with faint touches of peach folded into distant caramel and cocoas. Upon the first sip, one is again met with the familiar aged oak and warm spiced honey, followed closely by a robust malty humor.  The taste further rolls on the palette into charred caramel met with a dusty leather and a concise edge of crisp and fresh red apple. The finish approaches with a dryness of cocoa and the impact of wild grasses, paired with honeyed apples and used leather.  The conclusion of the experience is long lasting without being overtly oily or clingy, but leaves one’s mouth watering with the desire for the next indulgence. 

Isaac, Head Blender

Copper Sky Distillery

While we usually work with this product at around the 5 year old mark, this barrel rested for a while longer and turned out beautifully!  After 7 years of being tucked away, the spirit now opens up the olfactory with a noticeable presence of apples, baking spices, and white cake.  Married into the aroma you may come across sweet corn, sandalwood, hay, and perhaps even the most sparing hint of ginger and coconut.  The taste arrives as a much more dramatic showing of cinnamon rolls, black tea, and the familiar crisp red apple.  Afterwards, the flavors of lemon pith, dry marzipan, white pepper, and whole grain cereals rest in the background as the flavor moves towards the finish.  As the spirit clears your palette, you will find a vibrant dryness, with a dusty cinnamon and brown sugar fading into peppercorns and a lingering lemon peel.

Isaac, Head Blender/Distiller

Copper Sky Distillery