Louisville distillery brings untraditional spirits to four new states
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 27, 2014) — Louisville-based Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. is excited to announce partnerships with new distributors to make their American craft brandies available in Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana and Minnesota for the first time. The modern brandy makers commenced distilling copper pot-distilled spirits in April 2014 and have distributed product solely in Kentucky through River City Distributing since June. Market expansions outside the home state will be possible through the appointment of Johnson Brothers Liquor Company in Minnesota, Lipman Brothers in Tennessee (Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga), the Legacy-Spirits division of Heritage Wine Cellars in Illinois and Glazer’s Distributors in Indiana (which includes brokerage services in Ohio).
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 first offerings available include Copper & Kings Immature Brandy and Copper & Kings Craft Distilled Brandy. The distillery has three copper pot-stills with 1,800 gallons of distilling capacity and production capacity planned at 200,000 cases.
“The response to Copper & Kings in Kentucky has been superb. Adding my old home turf of Minnesota is tremendously exciting, not to mention Chicago, Nashville and Indiana,” said owner Joe Heron. “We have selected our expansion states and partners with real care, and we couldn’t be more enthused about our future. Copper & Kings brandy rocks!”
Newly available products include:
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.
1.5 ounces Copper & Kings Immature Brandy
.5 ounces lime juice
.5 ounces ginger syrup
2 dashes Angostura bitters
In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled coupe glass. (Recipe developed by Jacquelyn Zykan.)
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 1111 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.