Coppersea Raw Rye Whiskey (750ml)
Coppersea is a small farm distillery located in New York's Hudson Valley that uses only 100% locally sourced ingredients to produce its incredible spirits. Whereas we've seen similarly minded micro-distillers in the market before, never have we tasted spirits quite this phenomenal from a distillery doing everything by hand. 100% of their malting is done in-house using the traditional floor-malting method. The distillery has its own 75 acre farm that is certified organic and provides their production with a percentage of their rye, while the rest is sourced from local farmers nearby. Unaged and untempered, this is a throwback whiskey pure and simple; an example of what real New York rye might have tasted like in the 19th century. As distiller and founder Christopher Briar Williams told us recently, "I love the weird idiosyncrasies of history. I'm a student of history. At some point there was a culinary agricultural process where someone decided to increase the scale of production. I'm interested in what has been lost."