The quintessential expression of New York terroir.
Excelsior, New York’s state motto, means “Ever Upwards,” and our Excelsior Straight Bourbon is made exclusively from Hudson Valley grains, and then aged in a New York-coopered barrel of Hudson Valley oak. Excelsior is the first truly 100% New York Bourbon since well before Prohibition.
Coppersea worked with on this special project with US Barrel, located in the Adirondacks, and the oldest cooperage in the Northeast. They harvest sustainably-grown wood and, like Coppersea, use a combination of traditional and modern technology.
As with all of Coppersea’s “Heritage Methods Distilled” products, we mash Excelsior Bourbon in open-top fermenters for additional local terroir, twice-distill in True Fire Copper, direct-fired simple alembic stills, and barrel age our spirits at the ultra-low proof of 105.