Savannah Distributing Co. offers Kentucky-made brandies throughout the state
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 11, 2014) – – – Louisville-based Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. has appointed Savannah Distributing Co. as their wholesale partner for the state of Georgia. The fast-expanding American brandy distiller adds Georgia as the eighth state for distribution of their craft spirits joining Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Tennessee and their home state of Kentucky.
“There is no more important relationship in our industry than that of wholesaler and distiller. We choose our partners with tremendous care,” said Copper & Kings owner Joe Heron. “We had very good discussions with four different potential distributor partners for the state. Savannah is a tremendous fit in terms of personal chemistry, an outstanding focus on in-market execution and a deep understanding of the nature of craft distillers and brewers. Making these choices is difficult and requires rigor; we are very excited about our future within the Savannah Distributing family.”
Founded by beverage entrepreneurs Lesley and Joe Heron, Copper & Kings produces non-chill filtered, unadulterated copper pot-distilled American brandy aged in bourbon barrels with no added boise, sugar or caramel coloring. The current portfolio consists of three distilled craft spirits (Immature Brandy, Craft Distilled Brandy and Absinthe Blanche) in eight states in the South and Midwest. The forward-thinking spirits distillery began producing modern brandy in a state-of-the-art facility earlier this year and celebrated with a grand opening ceremony in October.
“We could see from our very first meeting at the distillery that Copper & Kings is the real deal,” said Savannah Distributing president and owner Henry Monsees. “Their distillery is truly world class, their juice is exceptional, as is their packaging. They have a real discipline and focus surrounding their business planning and partnership expectations that is very, very professional. They are also good fun and exciting to work with. This is a tremendous addition to our already fine portfolio.”
Available products include:
Copper & Kings Absinthe Blanche (130 proof/65% ABV)
$54.99 for 750 mL bottle
A confident, small batch American absinthe hand-crafted from double copper-pot distilled, non-chill filtered Muscat brandy with traditional botanicals together with signature accents for a rich, seductive and uncorrupted flavor with no post-distillation infusions, sugar, colorants or flavors added.
Aroma: Herbaceous, pastoral and subtle layering absinthe notes with a Muscat bouquet and spicy hints of black pepper.
Taste: Slightly restrained anis and faintly bitter with a hint of mint and typical licorice with black pepper spice. Not syrupy sweet.
Finish: Creamy with natural viscosity and black pepper and fresh licorice through the back end.
Copper & Kings Craft Distilled Brandy (90 proof/45% ABV)
$34.99 for 750 mL bottle
A blend of superb copper pot-distilled brandy mingles character and depth for a unique, modern American style spirit. Matured in charred oak barrels, this feisty craft brandy is balanced with a polished and velvety finish best served on the rocks or with premium mixers.
Aroma: Pure brandy notes with whiskey-like vanilla and caramel tones.
Taste: Slightly off-dry start with a rambunctious and spicy mid-palate.
Finish: Balanced, complex and polished with a velvety finish.
Copper & Kings Immature Brandy (90 proof/45% ABV)
$29.99 for 750 mL bottle
Double distilled from grape spirit, this non-chill filtered un-aged brandy has a clean, uncorrupted natural flavor for a smooth and complex tasting experience. Fresh, crisp and bold, this brandy can be enjoyed chilled, on the rocks with a citrus twist, or mixed into imaginative cocktails.
Aroma: Tropical fruit and flowers reminiscent of summer open immediately and fill the room.
Taste: Notes of fresh citrus and ripe plum with a smooth mouth-feel.
Finish: Crisp and clean with a long, lingering finish.
About Copper & Kings American Brandy Co.:
Copper & Kings uses traditional copper pot-distillation to forge untraditional, non-derivative craft-distilled, pure pot-distilled apple and grape brandies that are non-chill filtered with no added sugar, colors, flavors or synthetic chemicals. The state-of-the-art distillery exclusively focuses on the distillation of brandy. Copper & Kings, located at 1121 E. Washington St. in Butchertown, is owned by beverage entrepreneurs Joe and Lesley Heron. For more information, visit www.copperandkings.com or follow @CopperAndKings on Facebook and Twitter.