Louisville-based craft distillery to tell its story at premier cocktail festival
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 26, 2015) – – – Louisville-based Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. announces full details for activities during the world-famous Tales of the Cocktail festival in New Orleans July 15 to 19. Driven by American music and art, the spirited independent brandy, which launched in June 2014, makes its first venture to the industry-leading event.
“We are extremely excited to tell our story at Tales of the Cocktail for the first time,” said founder Joe Heron. “This is the world’s premier cocktail festival. There is no better time and place to showcase American brandy and its versatility as a beautiful spirit upon which to ladder classic and creative mixology, and for us to meet and learn from the very best bartenders and industry experts. ”
Featured Tales of the Cocktail events include:
“Made In America” Happy Hour
Thursday, July 16 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom, Hotel Monteleone (214 Royal St.)
This official TOTC event celebrates trendsetting craft distilleries from across the country sampling their American-made products. Copper & Kings American brandy and absinthe will be available for tasting and discourse. Attendees can meet Copper & Kings head distiller Brandon O’Daniel and other representatives and teammates. Enjoy the Copper & Kings Express and a specially developed event cocktail.
“The MIXT&PE” with Copper & Kings and Bar Tonique
Thursday, July 16 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Bar Tonique (830 Rampart St.)
Copper & Kings hosts its signature event at the elevated Bar Tonique. The renowned MIXT&PE features bartenders Adrienne Miller, Josh Durr and Adam Geissler, who will interpret the music of Big Freedia and Mark Farina as super inventive cocktails. For more information, visit BarTonique.com or CopperAndKings.com.
“Bar Tonique is the perfect environment for us to illustrate the best mixology skills and the imaginative side of three great bartenders,” said Copper & King’s Jono Marcus. “The bar is great. The music is funky. This is NOLA baby. The creative juices flow – literally.”
Copper & Kings produces the following portfolio of fine distilled spirits:
Copper & Kings Craft Distilled Brandy (90 proof/45% ABV) – $35 for 750 mL bottle
Copper & Kings Immature Brandy (90 proof/45% ABV) – $30 for 750 mL bottle
Copper & Kings Absinthe Blanche (130 proof/65% ABV) – $55 for 750 mL bottle
Copper & Kings Un-Aged Apple Brandy (90 Proof/45% ABV) – $30 per 750mL bottle
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 18 states in the South, Midwest and Northeast. For more information, visit www.copperandkings.com or follow @CopperAndKings on Facebook and Twitter.
About Tales of the Cocktail:
Founded in 2002, Tales of the Cocktail® has grown from a small gathering of cocktail lovers into the world’s premier cocktail festival. Each year, the international spirits industry is welcomed to New Orleans for five days of seminars, tastings, networking events and much more. With 200+ annual events developed specifically for bartenders, distillers and other spirits professionals, Tales of the Cocktail® has become the industry’s annual meeting place for the exchange of new ideas, products and techniques. For more information, visit www.TalesOfTheCocktail.com.