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The Copper Label Series
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THE COPPER LABEL SERIES

The Echo Spirits Copper Label Series is our creative outlet. Whether we're distilling something ourselves or teaming up with someone else, we're putting out something we've never made before. All Copper Label editions are limited release and unlikely to ever be made again, so grab them from our Spirit Shop while they're hot!

our creative sandbox

OUR CREATIVE SANDBOX

Limited release

We built Echo Spirits to be a creative outlet for ourselves during a time when we were stuck in jobs that we didn't find to be creatively fulfilling. Sure enough, it has provided that outlet, but as we start to grow and mature as a company, we're starting to get a bit more locked in. We have our core lineup fairly set and we didn't want to be a company that has dozens of primary products and no one ever knows what's in stock or what's going to be available in a week. The horizon started to look a bit more dim and repetitive.

Enter the Copper Label Series to save the day. This is our creative outlet. One-offs, experiments, and collaborations. Truly, this is why we got into the business. We are passionate about everything we distill, but if you had to ask us WHY we do what we do, it's to do creative, fun things with creative, fun people.

We hope you enjoy drinking these as much as we enjoy making them.

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THE FORGOTTEN BRANDIES

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THE FORGOTTEN BRANDIES

COLLABORATION WITH 451 SPIRITS

Released: October 6, 2021
Type: Brandy
Strength: 100 proof/50% ABV
Tasting Notes: coffee beans, cherry, almond, vanilla, oak
Bottles: 205

The Story: Sometimes experiments get made, set aside, and are forgotten.

 

One of the earliest experiments by 451 Spirits was brandy from a local-produced wine. Half was aged in a smoked whiskey barrel and half was aged in a whiskey barrel spiked with staves soaked in mead. These were set aside for more than five years before being re-discovered.

In the spring of 2020, we began our own experiments, distilling wine and aging for 16 months in a barrel that once held sorghum whiskey.

Over a drink in the summer of 2021, Chad, Joe, and Nikhil discovered that we each had a similar experiment going and decided to team up for a blend. The Forgotten Brandies is the result of that friendship, which is the FIRST known co-released spirit between multiple distilleries in Ohio.

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2021 OHIO DISTILLER'S GUILD BLEND

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2021 Ohio Distiller's Guild Blend

Released: October 16, 2021
Type: WHISKEY
Strength: 121.2 proof/60.6% ABV
Tasting Notes: DARK FRUIT, WHEAT BREAD, SPICED NUTS, PINK PEPPERCORN 
Bottles: 625

The Story: THE INAUGURAL WHISKEY BLEND FOR THE OHIO DISTILLER'S GUILD.

 

In the spring of 2021, members of the Ohio Distiller's Guild had the idea to create a blended whiskey to raise money for the Guild. Comprised of single barrel selections from all four participating distilleries and blended by High Bank's Adam Hines, it highlights all of the best qualities of each spirit.

30% Watershed Distillery Bourbon
30% High Bank Distillery Whiskey War
20% Middle West Spirits Straight Wheat Whiskey
20% Echo Spirits Distilling Co. Straight Rye Whiskey

Launched as a part of the inaugural Ohio Craft Whiskey Festival, this blend is truly unique and could never be replicated.

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BAvarian rhapsody

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BAVARIAN RHAPSODY

COLLABORATION WITH NORTH HIGH BREWING CO.

Released: march 25, 2022
Type: WHISKEY
Strength: 110 proof/55% ABV
Tasting Notes: HEFEWEIZEN, banana, wheat, chocolate, TOOTSIE ROLL
Bottles: 72

The Story: a celebration of the end of an era

 

Released: march 25, 2022
Type: WHISKEY
Strength: 110 proof/55% ABV
Tasting Notes: HEFEWEIZEN, banana, wheat, chocolate, TOOTSIE ROLL
Bottles: 72

The Story: a celebration of the end of an era

 

One of the many business casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic was the brew-on-premise operation at North High Brewing. For nearly a decade, the citizens of Columbus had enjoyed brewing their own beer under the watchful eye of a North High brewmaster.

Ever the experimenters, we joined up with the North High team, taking the leftover malts and creating a unique whiskey, full of wheat and chocolate notes and reminiscent of springtime in Munich. A beautiful creation to celebrate the end of an era.

One of the many business casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic was the brew-on-premise operation at North High Brewing. For nearly a decade, the citizens of Columbus had enjoyed brewing their own beer under the watchful eye of a North High brewmaster.

Ever the experimenters, we joined up with the North High brewmasters, taking the leftover malts and creating a unique whiskey, full of wheat and chocolate notes and reminiscent of springtime in Munich. A beautiful creation to celebrate the end of an era.

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CHERRYSMOKE 
RUM

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CHERRYSMOKE RUM

Released: JULY 1, 2022
Type: RUM
Strength: 118 proof/59% ABV
Tasting Notes: CUSTARD, OAK, CHERRY, SMOKE, FRUITS, FUNK
Bottles:
252
The Story: OUR FIRST EXPERIMENTAL BARREL-AGED RUM, AGED FOR TWO YEARS AND FINISHED WITH CHARRED WOOD FROM A CHERRY TREE

 

Released: JULY 1, 2022
Type: RUM
Strength: 118 proof/59% ABV
Tasting Notes: CUSTARD, OAK, CHERRY, SMOKE, FRUITS, FUNK
Bottles:
252
The Story: OUR FIRST EXPERIMENTAL BARREL-AGED RUM, AGED FOR TWO YEARS AND FINISHED WITH CHARRED WOOD FROM A CHERRY TREE

 

In the spring of 2020, with the pandemic slowing our rum sales, we decided to begin an experiment and put some of our white rum into a barrel to age for a few years. Every few months, we would taste the barrel, never truly liking it, before sealing it back up and waiting. Here's a secret, friends. This is the trick of a distiller: don't like the way a barrel is developing? Wait a little longer and see what happens.

We decided maybe a unique finish would be appropriate, so we toasted some wood chips from a cherry tree. Naturally, when we opened the barrel to drop in the chips, we took another sample, and this time something had changed - we loved it. And then we did a crazy thing and dropped the cherry chips in anyway. This is the epitome of the Copper Label Series - playing, tinkering, and experimenting.

In the spring of 2020, with the pandemic slowing our rum sales, we decided to begin an experiment and put some of our white rum into a barrel to age for a few years. Every few months, we would taste the barrel, never truly liking it, before sealing it back up and waiting. Here's a secret, friends. This is the trick of a distiller: don't like the way a barrel is developing? Wait a little longer and see what happens.

We decided maybe a unique finish was the way to finish this off, so we toasted some wood chips from a cherry tree. Naturally, when we opened the barrel to drop in the chips, we took another sample, and this time something had changed - we loved it. And then we did a crazy thing and dropped the cherry chips in anyway. This is the epitome of the Copper Label Series - playing, tinkering, and experimenting.

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2022 OHIO DISTILLER'S GUILD BLEND

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2022 Ohio Distiller's Guild Blend

Released: October 15, 2022
Type: WHISKEY
Strength: 119.2 proof/59.6% ABV
Tasting Notes:  
Bottles: 600

The Story: A CLASSIC WHISKEY WITH UNCONVENTIONAL PARTS

 

After two successful whiskey blends in the previous 12 months, the Ohio Distillers Guild once again collaborated to blend a unique whiskey. This time, we opted to step outside the box with our "ingredients" and prove we could still make a fantastic whiskey.

14.5% 451 Spirits Rice Whiskey
28.5% Cleveland Whiskey Full Proof Wheat Penny
28.5% Echo Spirits Rye Whiskey
28.5% M&O Spirits Black

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