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Seattle-based Copperworks Distilling Company has been named “2018 Distillery of the Year” by the American Distilling Institute (ADI).
The annual award, known in the spirits industry as the “Bubble Cap Award,” is given to the distillery the Institute believes has contributed to the distilling community and which demonstrates industry values such as collaboration, transparency, and industry education. The award was announced on March 27 at the ADI’s Annual Craft Spirits Conference in Portland, Oregon.
“We are incredibly honored to receive this award,” said Jason Parker, Co-founder/President. “One of our key values as a company is to actively contribute to the local, regional, and national distilling community, so this acknowledgement means a lot to us.”
Copperworks also received a Silver Medal for Copperworks American Single Malt Whiskey, which is made from 100% malted barley primarily grown in Washington State. The whiskey is distilled and matured on the Seattle waterfront. See the full list of 2018 awards announced by the ADI.
The American Distilling Institute is the oldest and largest organization of small-batch, independently-owned distillers in the United States. Founded in 2003 by Bill Owens, the organization has grown from a few dozen distillers to more than 1,000 paid members.
Copperworks Distilling Company is a distillery, tasting room, and retail store located on the waterfront in downtown Seattle, Washington. The company produces American Single Malt Whiskey, a series of gins, and vodka, all from malted barley. Copperworks was founded in 2013 by Jason Parker and Micah Nutt—both experienced craft beer makers, who built Copperworks to explore the possibilities of malted barley by distilling high-quality, unhopped craft beer into fine distilled spirits.