Copper & Cask
Copper & Cask 5 year Old Collaboration Single Barrel Straight Bourbon
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Copper & Cask Spirits is an independent bottler focusing on single barrel selections and cask strength releases, which so far have been relatively limited in the marketplace.
With the Breaking Bourbon crew, we had the opportunity to select from a range of single barrels, including bourbons of varying mashbills and ryes, so we figured why not? The barrels offered were all distilled at Ross & Squibb Distillery (you’re probably more familiar with their former name, MGP). We taste and reject a lot of single barrels. But because we taste so many barrels, we have been finding some great “MGP” barrels in the 5-6 year range from time to time.
This particular lot of options had quite a range, but we were unanimously drawn to one barrel in particular. Despite being the highest proof of the bourbons, it erred much more heavily towards the sweet side with little to no heat, drinking closer to 100 proof than its stated 117.2. A rich caramel sweetness weaved its way in, with prominent caramel sweetness complemented by other sweet dessert notes on the palate. It was the one for sure.