HOLLAND, Mich. (June 12, 2014) – Coppercraft Distillery, a Holland-based distiller of quality spirits with a focus on local ingredients and production, today announced the delivery receipt of its new 750 gallon Vendome system still from Vendome Copper and Brass Works of Louisville, Kentucky. The new system has a stainless steel pot with a copper column standing 18 feet tall. The new still will more than double its production capacity, enabling Coppercraft Distillery to easily meet future demand for its products.
“Since we launched distribution in Michigan we’ve seen a rapid uptick in demand for our batch distilled craft spirits,” said Owner and Co-Founder Walter Catton. “The investment in this still represents our commitment to scale with the demand we expected for our products. This helps us to seamlessly meet demand locally, and as we grow and reach new markets in the coming months.”
Coppercraft Distillery anticipates distribution soon in several new markets, including Chicago, Colorado, and Minnesota.
The distillery’s current capacity is 15,000 cases annually. Production capacity will reach 30,000 cases annually with the addition of the second still. Coppercraft plans to add 3 to 5 new jobs to assist with the increase in production.
Coppercraft Distillery features a 9,000-square-foot distillery and 50-seat tasting room at 184 120th Ave. in Holland, MI. Visitors are invited to sample the products as well as enjoy a hand created cocktail showcasing Coppercraft’s spirits paired with freshly squeezed juices and other ingredients, many of which are made in house. In addition to the current spirits offerings of gin, rum, vodka and citrus flavored vodka, Coppercraft Distillery is also producing and aging bourbons, whiskies and brandies that are set for release later this year; with it’s first whiskies being released Mid-July.
For more information, visit www.coppercraftdistillery.com. More photos of the new still are available upon request.
About Coppercraft Distillery
With simple ingredients grown by local farmers, Coppercraft Distillery creates a full line of distilled spirits that celebrates the harvest, as well as a shared passion for hard work, exceptional quality, and genuine relationships. Coppercraft Distillery is proud to present the community with a premium experience from grain-to-glass. Founded in 2012, Coppercraft Distillery joins the ranks of more than 30 other licensed companies in Michigan, a state that ranks sixth in the nation for distilleries. Industry experts estimate that the growing market for handcrafted spirits could add $400 million to the state economy in 2014.