Cooper’s Daughter Spirits is a woman-owned and family-operated distillery, cooperage, and apple orchard. The name of the distillery tells the story of a father and daughter who combined their passions to create a business together. Stuart Newsome’s passion is history and he had a 42-year career in historic restoration. His daughter, Sophie Newsome’s passion is the farm-to-table movement. When choosing a location for the distillery the Newsome family chose the fertile Hudson Valley region so that they could be close to the farmers who inspire each of their spirits. The Newsome’s also chose to set up shop on a property that is part of the National Register of Historic Places with two barns circa 1805 and 1790 that were in need of rehabilitation. The property is part of the historic Jacob Rutsen van Rensselaer House & Mill complex. Rensselaer also had his own distillery and cooperage in the early 1800s.
Today the distillery and cooperage are located in the former carriage house along Claverack Creek- 10 minutes from the city of Hudson. Local grain, fruit, botanicals, and tree syrups are the foundation for this distillery’s seasonal batch spirits. Barrels are handmade on site and are used to age bourbon and whiskey. On weekends, the distillery is open for drinks and food truck pop ups in the Cocktail Garden.
This Bourbon was aged in American White Oak barrels and then finished in a second barrel that previously held black walnut syrup from trees that are around the distillery. It creates a lovely nutty syrup and sweet corn notes.
- Bottle Size375
- DistilleryCooper's Daughter
- StyleBourbon Whiskey
- RegionEast Coast
- Country of OriginUnited States
- Cask StrengthNo
- Cask TypeBlack Walnut