- The late, great Angus MacDonald, cofounder and original distiller of Coppersea Distillery.
Each November, the Coppersea crew invites the public to visit the distillery and raise a glass in MacDonald’s memory. And not just any glass, but a nip of Big Angus Green Malt Whisky. Were it not for Big Angus, it’s likely that no one living would get to taste Green Malt, an incredibly labor-intensive technique using fresh, sprouted "green" malted barley right from the malt floor without kiln drying it beforehand.
- Coppersea's distinctive Green Malt Whisky.
"Angus MacDonald was a larger than life kind of personality, and like him, this whisky defies categorization,” says chief distiller and blender Christopher Briar Williams. “It's rare and bold and idiosyncratic and delicious."
MacDonald loved seafood with his Green Malt, and so will you; Brooklyn Oyster Party will be on hand, shucking West Robins oysters fresh from Southampton. And in a further invocation of the man’s roots and joyful spirit, live Cape Breton/Scottish fiddle music will be provided by fiddler George Wilson.
Join in the celebration of a life well lived. Head out to Coppersea Distilling this Saturday, November 9 between 12 and 7pm to taste Big Angus Green Malt for yourself, and understand the passion of Angus MacDonald — and the reason why every Coppersea bottle, every day, is handcrafted with the heritage distilling methods he embraced.