LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 22, 2015) – – – Louisville-based Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. has appointed new distribution partners for its American Brandy and Absinthe spirits in two pivotal Atlantic markets: New York and Washington D.C.
The company will partner with Charmer-Sunbelt Group’s Empire Merchants of New York and Ledroit Brands in Washington D.C.
Copper & Kings American Brandies were launched in June 2014 and these additional areas take the line to 20 total markets.
“We’ve been moving at a helluva pace,” said founder Joe Heron. “We have reached a place where we feel that we are capable and competent enough to handle the significant challenge that is New York and New York City itself. We would only do that with the right partner, and Empire is the right partner for us – they care about the juice, they care about their customers and they respect passion, creativity and a competitive spirit. And they have the scale to help us leverage the opportunity in NYC itself.”
“It’s all about distribution, and great distribution partners,” said senior vice president of commercial operations Shane Rietow. “Empire is outstanding and Ledroit brings a level of excellence of execution that lives comfortably in the top tier. The Eastern seaboard to Washington D.C. has been our focus and we have made excellent progress. We are close to our end game now.”
The company has realigned wholesale partners in the state of Wisconsin with the appointment of Capitol-Husting to manage distribution for the entire state.
Copper and Kings American Brandy and Absinthe are distilled exclusively in copper pot-stills and are non-chill filtered with no post-distillation infusion of added sugar, boisé (powdered oak, shavings or infusion), other flavors or colorants for an uncorrupted, authentic, natural flavor, nose and color.
The distillery produces the following portfolio of fine distilled American spirits:
Copper & Kings Craft Distilled Brandy (90 proof/45% ABV) – $35 / 750 mL
Copper & Kings Butchertown Brandy (124 proof/62% ABV) – $60 / 750 mL
Copper & Kings Immature Brandy (90 proof/45% ABV) – $30 / 750 mL
Copper & Kings Craft Distilled Apple Brandy (100 Proof/50% ABV) – $45 / 750mL
Copper & Kings Un-Aged Apple Brandy (90 Proof/45% ABV) – $30 / 750mL
Copper & Kings Absinthe Blanche (130 proof/65% ABV) – $55 / 750mL
The list of 20 markets includes: Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington D.C. and Wisconsin.
About Copper & Kings American Brandy Co.:
Copper & Kings uses small batch copper pot-distillation to forge untraditional, non-derivative, pure pot-distilled American apple and grape brandies and absinthe 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. Products are currently available in 20 markets in the South, Midwest and Northeast. For more information, visit www.copperandkings.com or follow @CopperAndKings on Facebook and Twitter.