New York Green Malt Rye is richly herbaceous and floral with huge notes of vetiver, anise and honeysuckle. Restrained barrel character offers caramel, vanilla and nutmeg. This is a very complex whisky to be savored and pondered in a snifter or copita, possibly with a few drops of water to reveal additional depth.
New York Green Malt Rye is an oak-aged single malt rye whisky made with 100 percent unkilned, or “green,” rye malt. Typically, malted grain is kiln-dried after the germination process to generate nutty flavors and aromas but also to make it non-perishable for shipping. Since Coppersea is one of the rare distilleries in the world to malt its grain in-house, we are able to use the fresh green malt immediately, preserving the earthy, herbaceous qualities that are lost in kilning. Coppersea Distilling is proud to bring this ancient, all-but-lost style of whisky back into the world.
|100% floor-malted Hudson Valley rye
Aging: 7 months
|Angus MacDonald, Coppersea’s Master Distiller, has been studying the craft of fine spirit distillation for over 30 years, calling on a family tradition that goes back centuries. His quest to master this art led him to relationships with dozens of traditional folk distillers, becoming a keeper of this rare lore.
Angus’ goal in starting Coppersea Distilling is to put in practice his hard-won knowledge, and reinvigorate American spirits making with a return to its traditional roots.
Coppersea Distillery Manager Christopher Williams joined us following stints in both brewing and distilling. His hands-on energy is instrumental in making Coppersea run.
Michael Kinstlick, CEO, brings entrepreneurial drive and acumen from his 20 years in business. His prior work includes finance, software, and commercial insurance. He has a BA in Economics from Columbia, a MS in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern, and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley.