Congratulations on earning the following award at American Distilling Institute’s 2017 Judging of Craft Spirits:
Your spirit has also been Certified Craft Distilled by ADI and will be added to our Online Database of Craft Spirits (www.distilling.com/craft)
The Fifty Best, rating the finest in wines and spirits, has once again shined its spotlight on bourbon whiskey. The Fifty Best recently hosted a Bourbon Whiskey Tasting, where 20 contenders were evaluated for the distinguished “Best Bourbon” awards for 2016.
The Fifty Best is very pleased to announce that Copper Fiddle Bourbon was awarded a Gold medal.
Using professional criteria, The Fifty Best’s panel of judges blind-tasted the bourbons and rated them individually on a 1-5 point scoring system with 5 being the best. After tallying the scores, medals were awarded based on the judges’ impressions.
The complete ranking results, along with tasting notes, are published on TheFiftyBest.com: www.thefiftybest.com/spirits/best_boubon/
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By Nino Marchetti on March 10, 2014
A new distillery set for its public debut this weekend near Chicago, Illinois will have ready when its doors open a young bourbon that’s been mashed, fermented, distilled, bottled and labeled in house. The operation is named Copper Fiddle Distillery.
Copper Fiddle, reported the Lake County News Sun, is opening in Lake Zurich, Illinois, and its founders have been in the process of setting it up for the better part of a year. I reached out to them to learn a little more about their small batch bourbon and found out it has been aged in small charred American white oak barrels for several months after being distilled in an “old style” American made copper pot still from Arkansas.
Bottled at 92 proof and pricing for nearly $50 a bottle, Copper Fiddle Bourbon’s tasting notes, provided to me by the distillery, indicate “distinct notes of vanilla, caramel and an oaky char finish.” To learn more about it, you should contact them directly or attend their grand opening on March 15.
As for the name Copper Fiddle, the distillery’s history web page recounts that it reflects “a family heirloom that was hand-crafted and made in great City of Chicago. In 1907 that violin, or as we like to call it ‘fiddle,’ was made, subsequently cared for, handed down through the Rieger family, and today is the prized family heirloom.” This violin, “now 107 years old, deep in coppery color and sounding better with every passing year of age…represents Copper Fiddle Distillery. When comparing our spirits to an expertly made violin, one must keep in mind that age is always a valued companion.”