Coppersea Distilling will offer our exclusive products through our membership subscription programs, at our distillery itself, and at select premises and fine spirits retailers. Once our memberships are fully subscribed, they will no longer be available except as current members choose not to renew.
Our commitment to Heritage Methods Distilling means limited production volumes, and our initial releases will be even more restricted as we set aside a portion of our spirits for aging. Becoming a member now will ensure access to Coppersea’s unique spirit expressions both on initial release and in the future.
We have memberships available for fine spirit lovers at a variety of participation levels.
Elite Memberships: Founding, Cask, and Bespoke
A Coppersea Founding Membership is a rare and extraordinary opportunity for the whiskey lover. Founding Membership includes ownership of a full cask (approximately 250 bottles) of spirits made to your desired specifications in consultation with Master Distiller Angus MacDonald; annual Connoisseur Membership rights in perpetuity; our “Distiller’s Weekend” hands-on course in whiskey making; annual private tastings of your maturing cask; exclusive access to Founder’s Reserve bottlings; priority access to Members-only bottlings; invitations to all Members-only events; and a host of other benefits designed to surprise and delight. Founding Memberships will be strictly limited and are available for $25,000.
Cask Membership includes ownership of a full cask (approximately 250 bottles) of spirits made to your desired specifications in consultation with Master Distiller Angus MacDonald; our “Distiller’s Weekend” hands-on course in whiskey making; annual private tastings of your maturing cask; annual Tasting Membership allocations while your cask matures; access to Members-only bottlings; invitations to all Members-only events; and priority access for other Membership options after delivery of their bottled cask. Cask Membership will be limited to a very small number each year and are available for $15,000.
Bespoke Membership includes a “custom tailored” subscription suitable for heavy entertainers, gift-givers, or those seeking a specially designed allocation of our spirit editions for investment or collecting. Bespoke Membership also includes the opportunity to participate in cask ownership and other Elite Membership options on an a la carte basis; priority access to Members-only bottlings; and invitations to all Members-only events. Bespoke Membership requires a minimum commitment of $2,500.
Please contact us for additional information on Coppersea’s Elite Membership programs, including full or partial resale options on Member-owned casks, special bottling, labeling, and packaging availability, and other details.
Annual Memberships: Connoisseur, Tasting, and Community
Connoisseur Members receive an annual full allocation of selected Coppersea spirits, including special “Members Only” spirit expressions. Connoisseur Members will retain renewal rights and have access to other “Members only” special offers and events. Connoisseur Membership subscriptions, for a limited time only, are $500/year.
Tasting Members receive an annual ½ allocation of selected Coppersea spirits, including special “Members Only” spirit expressions. Tasting Members will retain annual renewal rights, have priority access increased levels of Membership, and have access to special bottlings and other offers available to Members only. For a limited time only, Tasting Membership subscriptions are $300/year.
Community Memberships are available exclusively to farmers, restaurateurs, artisans, and others located near Coppersea’s facilities in the mid-Hudson Valley region of New York. Community Members will receive discounts on all regularly available Coppersea products, and access to special bottlings and events. Community Membership itself will be available from our facility only and will be free.
Premises Memberships are for establishments at the forefront of the craft-distilled spirits and “classic cocktail” movement. This select group of leading restaurants, hotels, bars, and cocktail lounges will have access to unique bottlings and special allocations as well as the full range of Coppersea products. Please contact us to discuss availability and pricing.