Coppersea Distillery DistilleryCoppersea Distillery Distillery

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Founded in 2007
Angus MacDonald, owner and master distiller at Coppersea named the distillery after the sea of copper stills that inhabited New York’s Hudson Valley throughout the 19th century.

Prior to Prohibition, this specific region was well-known for its for Whiskey distilling. In honor of this golden era of distilling, Coppersea aims to create spirits reminiscent of these 19th century New York farmstead distilleries.

Coppersea Distillery utilizes a “heritage distilling” technique which includes a green malting process (a method scarcely used in the past 300 years). While most distilleries purchase their grain already malted and dried, Coppersea floor malts its grain — all of which is sourced locally — at the distillery and is one of only a handful of distilleries to still use this technique.

This special process allows the grain to sprout over the course of five days, converting starch into precious sugars and enzymes which are needed to feed the yeast that’s added during fermentation. While risky — the grain can mold if left moist for too long — the payoff is big, producing a uniquely aromatic spirit full of fresh, hearty flavor.

Coppersea is one of the rare distilleries in the world that malts its grain in-house. Coppersea Whiskeys are double distilled using a fire copper technique, directly firing their still to create flavors that would otherwise be left out in a steam-jacketed distillation.
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Distillery Details

  • Country
    United States
  • Established
    2007
  • Address
    239 Springtown Rd, New Paltz, NY 12561
  • Phone
    (845) 444-1044
  • Website
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Coppersea planted the first dedicated European cider-pear orchard in the Hudson Valley. It will bear fruit in several years.

Coppersea raises Gloucestershire Old Spot pigs, an endangered and rare-breed variety. The pigs are kept in peacefully open-pastures and fed their spent mash.
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