Big Angus is an oak-aged single malt whisky made with 100 percent unkilned, or “green” two-row barley malt. Typically, malted grain is kiln-dried after the germination process to generate nutty flavors and aromas and to make it non-perishable for storage and shipping. Since Coppersea is one of the rare distilleries in the world to malt its grain in-house, we are able to use the fresh green malt immediately, preserving the earthy, herbaceous qualities that are lost in kilning. Coppersea Distilling is proud to bring this ancient, all-but-lost style of whisky back into the world.
Big Angus honors the memory of Coppersea’s founding Master Distiller, Angus MacDonald.
Big Angus Green Malt is richly herbaceous and fruity with robust notes of fresh hay, figs and lemongrass. Restrained barrel character offers caramel, vanilla and nutmeg. This is a very complex whisky to be savored and pondered in a snifter or copita, possibly with a few drops of water to reveal additional depth.
100% floor-malted Hudson Valley 2-row barley
Aged 1 year in 2nd use barrels