ENGLAND’S NEWEST WHISKY & GIN DISTILLERY LAUNCHES FOUNDERS’ CLUB

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BECOME A FOUNDING MEMBER OF ENGLAND’S NEWEST WHISKY & GIN DISTILLERY

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Cooper King Distillery’s Founders’ Club has launched and offers members of the public a rare chance to shape the future of England’s newest whisky distillery. The Founders’ Club calls on whisky and gin enthusiasts to become a founding member of the distillery. In return, members will be rewarded with first-release products, distillery merchandise and lifetime membership.
Notable benefits include the chance to own highly collectable Inaugural Release whisky from cask #001, limited edition individually-numbered bottles of Founders’ Gin, and exclusive access to new small-batch releases ahead of the general public. There are only a very limited number of memberships available and once they’re gone, they’re gone, so those who are interested are encouraged to act quickly to secure their place.
Cooper King Distillery, based in York, is the exciting venture for former scientist, Abbie and architect, Chris. In 2014, a desire to leave the rat race led them across the globe to Australia, in search of sun, sand and adventure. Inspired by the ingenuity and determination of the Tasmanian whisky distillers and compelled by a love of good whisky, the young team made it their mission to bring their ethos back home and set up a truly independent craft distillery in Yorkshire. The couple will mash, ferment, distil, age and bottle the single malt whisky all under one roof, making them one of only a few English distilleries to do so.
The Cooper King Distillery Founders’ Club offers craft spirit lovers a unique opportunity to become part of the Cooper King story and help make English distilling history. Membership start from £30, which is ideal for a gift, through to more established memberships which include having your name on the Founders’ Plaque in the distillery.
The capital raised by the Founders’ Club will give the young distillery the funds it needs to fire up the stills and get the spirit flowing later this year.
In keeping with the distillery’s sustainability ethos they’ll plant a tree through the Carbon Fund for every membership sold. They will also be one of only a handful of distilleries in the world to run on 100% green energy.
Founder Chris said, “we make spirits for those who value craftsmanship, honesty and adventure. This is your chance to support us and join in the adventure from the very beginning. Head to http://www.cooperkingdistillery.co.uk to see the full range of Founders’ Club rewards”.
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SEED £30

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The Founders’ Club Seed membership includes:

Welcome pack and membership card. Your own membership card enabling you to take advantage of Founders’ Club special offers and discounts.
Free gin miniature (5cl) with your first shop purchase – online or in store.
Ambassador’s lapel badge & key ring.
Your name in our online Hall of Fame. We’ll publicly give thanks to you in our dedicated members’ page on the website (unless you’d prefer to remain anonymous, of course).
Access to pre-release spirits. All founders receive priority access to our limited edition releases ahead of the crowd, ensuring you never miss out on our highly coveted small-batch productions and experimental distillations.
Behind-the-scenes access. We invite you to take part in developing products, give us feedback on ideas for experimental releases and help shape the future of a bold new distillery.
Free UK delivery on all rewards (excludes gin miniature).
View the Timeline to see when you’ll receive your rewards.

 

JUNIPER £195

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The Founders’ Club Juniper membership includes:

Two bottles of Cooper King Founders’ Gin. The first spirit to be released from the distillery, the Cooper King limited edition Founders’ Gin (70cl, RRP £46.95) will be made from a delightful blend of botanicals, distilled with English wheat spirit in our gin still to create a sumptuous yet classic juniper-led premium gin with a flavour profile unique to Cooper King. Only available to founders, this gin will be hand bottled and numbered at the distillery and delivered straight to your doorstep. Perfect for sharing with friends or an ideal gift.
One bottle of Yorkshire berry liqueur. A delicious raspberry liqueur made using the finest locally-grown Yorkshire raspberries and with no added artificial colours or flavours (70cl, RRP £28.95).
£30 gift voucher. Treat yourself in the distillery shop or online store with our gift voucher.
Founder’s Toolbox. Exclusive Founders’ Club toolkit containing everything you need to enjoy your Cooper King experience, including a branded tulip gin glass, distillery notebook (perfect for tastings) and ambassador’s lapel badge.
Welcome pack and membership card. Your own membership card enabling you to take advantage of Founders’ Club special offers and discounts.
Your name in our online Hall of Fame. We’ll publicly give thanks to you in our dedicated members’ page on the website (unless you’d prefer to remain anonymous, of course).
Access to pre-release spirits. All founders receive priority access to our limited edition releases ahead of the crowd, ensuring you never miss out on our highly coveted small-batch productions and experimental distillations.
Behind-the-scenes access. We invite you to take part in developing products, give us feedback on ideas for experimental releases and help shape the future of a bold new distillery.
Free UK delivery on all rewards.
View the Timeline to see when you’ll receive your rewards.

 

BARLEY £195

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The Founders’ Club Barley membership includes:

One bottle of limited edition Founders’ Cask single malt whisky. Non-chill filtered and naturally coloured single cask, single malt whisky made from traditionally floor-malted Yorkshire barley, copper pot-distilled and aged in small oak casks crafted by England’s last master cooper (70cl, RRP £74.95). This bottling of early casks filled at the distillery will be available to members only and delivered straight to your door when mature after 3 to 5 years’ maturation. Individually hand-bottled and numbered at the distillery.
One bottle of ‘new make’ malt spirit. Your chance to sample our un-aged and double-distilled 100% malted barley spirit, straight off the copper pot still and before it goes into cask to become whisky (50cl, RRP £34.95).
£40 gift voucher. Treat yourself in the distillery shop or online store with our gift voucher.
Founder’s Toolbox. Exclusive Founders’ Club toolkit containing everything you need to enjoy your Cooper King experience, including a branded Glencairn tasting glass, distillery notebook (perfect for tastings) and ambassador’s lapel badge.
Welcome pack and membership card. Your own membership card enabling you to take advantage of Founders’ Club special offers and discounts.
Your name in our online Hall of Fame. We’ll publicly give thanks to you in our dedicated members’ page on the website (unless you’d prefer to remain anonymous, of course).
Access to pre-release spirits. All founders receive priority access to our limited edition releases ahead of the crowd, ensuring you never miss out on our highly coveted small-batch productions and experimental distillations.
Behind-the-scenes access. We invite you to take part in developing products, give us feedback on ideas for experimental releases and help shape the future of a bold new distillery.
Free UK delivery on all rewards.
View the Timeline to see when you’ll receive your rewards.

 

COPPER £495

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The Founders’ Club Copper membership includes:

One bottle of INAUGURAL RELEASE single malt whisky from cask #001. Be the proud owner of a bottle of our very first batch of single malt whisky, drawn from our first-filled cask. Non-chill filtered and naturally coloured single cask whisky made from traditionally floor-malted Yorkshire barley, copper pot-distilled and aged in small oak casks crafted by England’s last master cooper. Each one will be hand-bottled, numbered and signed at the distillery. With only 220 (50cl) bottles publicly available worldwide, this very limited release is available to members only and will not be on general sale. A ballot will be drawn for the highly prized bottle number 1. We anticipate our casks to be fully mature after 3 to 5 years’ maturation and the whisky will be delivered to you as soon as it’s bottled.
One bottle of ‘new-make’ malt spirit. Your chance to sample our un-aged and double-distilled 100% malted barley spirit, straight off the copper pot still and before it goes into cask to become whisky (50cl, RRP £34.95).
Two bottles of maturing spirit. Receive a 20cl bottle of 1 year-old malt spirit and a 20cl bottle of 2 year-old malt spirit and follow its complex journey to becoming delicious whisky.
One bottle of limited edition Founders’ Cask single malt whisky. Non-chill filtered and naturally coloured single cask, single malt whisky made from traditionally floor-malted Yorkshire barley, copper pot-distilled and aged in small oak casks crafted by England’s last master cooper (70cl, RRP £74.95). This bottling of early casks filled at the distillery will be available to members only and delivered straight to your door when mature after 3 to 5 years’ maturation. Individually hand-bottled and numbered at the distillery.
Access to future special Founders’ cask bottlings. Reserved exclusively for members and released from time-to-time.
Your name on the Founders’ Plaque. The centre-piece of the tasting room, the plaque gives credit to all of you – our free-spirited ambassadors – who helped found the distillery. Your name will also appear in our online Hall of Fame (unless you wish to remain anonymous).
10% lifetime discount. In return for your generous support you’ll get a 10% lifetime discount off future purchases in-store and online.
£50 gift voucher. Treat yourself in the distillery shop or online store with our gift voucher.
Ambassador’s Toolbox. Exclusive Founders’ Club toolkit containing everything you need to enjoy your Cooper King experience, including a branded Glencairn tasting glass, distillery notebook (perfect for tastings), distillery T-shirt and ambassador’s lapel badge.
Welcome pack and membership card. Your own membership card enabling you to take advantage of Founders’ Club special offers and discounts.
Access to pre-release spirits. All founders receive priority access to our limited edition releases ahead of the crowd, ensuring you never miss out on our highly coveted small-batch productions and experimental distillations.
Behind-the-scenes access. We invite you to take part in developing products, give us feedback on ideas for experimental releases and help shape the future of a bold new distillery.
Free UK delivery on all rewards.
View the Timeline to see when you’ll receive your rewards.

 

It Began in Tasmania
Inspired by the ingenuity and determination of the Tasmanian whisky distillers and compelled by our love for good whisky, we made it our mission to bring their ethos back home and set up a truly independent craft whisky distillery right here in Blighty. Taught by Bill Lark, the godfather of Tasmanian whisky, and armed with a wealth of knowledge gathered from across Tasmania’s now internationally acclaimed New World whisky distilleries and beyond, we’ll settle for making nothing less than authentic premium spirit.
Adventurous Spirits
Our single malt whisky will be made exclusively from 100% Yorkshire barley malted by Britain’s oldest working maltings, distilled in the only copper pot still of its kind in the UK, and matured in small oak casks made by England’s last master cooper.
Sustainability Ethos
For every Membership sold we’ll plant a tree through the Carbon Fund to help offset our carbon emissions. We’ve received an EU grant through the Biorenewables Development Centre to explore ways in which we can reduce our waste and recycle materials. We’ll also run on 100% green energy.

For more information please visit the website

http://www.cooperkingdistillery.co.uk/founders-club

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