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Coppercraft Blend of Straight Bourbon Whiskies Review

By Josh Peters @TheWhiskeyJug

With the Coppercraft Blend of Straight Bourbon Whiskies, the folks at Coppercraft distillery have taken a page out of the High West playbook; blending a young whiskey with an older whiskey. It’s something that, if executed right, can yield a balanced and interesting product that’s unique to the market.

Coppercraft Blend of Straight Bourbon Whiskies

Has Coppercraft achieved that? Have they been able to blend the right ratio of old and young to capture the best qualities of each? Have they been able to harmoniously marry them and create something unique and lovely? Well, stop reading here and jump down to the review to find out!

Coppercraft Blend of Straight Bourbon Whiskey Review: Details and Tasting Notes

Coppercraft Blend of Straight Bourbon Whiskies is a blend of young and older bourbons to achieve a unique profile

In Coppercraft’s Words: Coppercraft Blend of Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Aggressive, spicy, punchy, bold, are the ways this blend has been described. Four+ and ten+ year-old bourbons artfully blended to provide a flavor that lends itself ideal to cocktails. Coppercraft Blend holds up and stand out to anything you can throw at it.

Coppercraft Blend of Straight Bourbon Whiskey price, ABV, age and other details

Region: Michigan, USA

Distiller: Coppercraft
Mash Bill: Undisclosed, but likely various MGP recipes
Cask: New Charred Oak
Age: 4 Years
ABV: 50%

Price: $43*

Coppercraft Blend of Straight Bourbon Whiskey Tasting Notes

EYE
Brownish copper

NOSE
Dark sweets, baking spice, ok, vanilla, lemon and a bit of fruit and dill.

PALATE
Oak, spice, vanilla, lemon, leather, pepper, brown sugar, salt and some roasted grain and dill.

FINISH
Long -> Oak, cocoa, clove, vanilla and dill.

BALANCE, BODY & FEEL
Not balanced, medium body and silken feel.

Coppercraft Blend of Straight Bourbon Whiskey Review: OVERALL

Coppercraft Blend of Straight Bourbon Whiskies Review

First thought before I did my research on this was “it has a young-old thing going on”… turns out there’s a reason for it, but not quite the way I was expecting with the youngest being 4 years. Anyways, the aroma of the Coppercraft Blend of Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a bit basic and gets some of that young oak found in craft whiskeys which translates a bit to the palate.

Compared to the aroma the palate takes a slight downturn and I get a bit more young spirit; I was shocked it was 4-years-old. Must have been only on the lowest rack or ground floor because I don’t get much oak-driven maturity out of the palate. The Finish ends up pleasant, but again not showing what I’d associate with 4 years of maturity. Still, not bad – quite enjoyable actually, just not robust or complex.

SCORE: 81/100 (B-)

*Disclosure: This Coppercraft Blend of Straight Bourbon Whiskey sample was graciously sent to me by the company for the purposes of this review. The views, opinions, and tasting notes are 100% my own.
Coppercraft Blend of Straight Bourbon Whiskies Review
  • Nose - 81
  • Palate - 81
  • Finish - 81
  • Balance, Body & Feel - 81
81

Coppercraft Blend of Straight Bourbon Whiskies Review Summary

Coppercraft Blend of Straight Bourbon Whiskey sometimes young + old = awesome and other times it just = drinkable… this is one of those times.

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