Angus began conversations with our site owners many years ago, and as he got to know them, he discussed the idea of using the space as a distillery. They were excited at the prospect, and we’re glad to have them as part of the Coppersea family.
The site, on a bluff above the Hudson River, has a feature that makes it uniquely qualified to house a distillery: an 80,000-Gallon cistern, fed directly from an on-site well, sitting slightly uphill from the distillery house itself.
The prior owners of the site, the Holy Cross Monastery nearby, had constructed the building to use as a print shop. It has ample space for us to build out our â€œtraditional-methodsâ€ production facility, a large barreling loft, and separated space for the â€œfront of the house,â€ where weâ€™ll greet visitors, and have Coppersea products available for sale.