LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 21, 2015) – – – Louisville-based Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. is launching its American Brandy and Absinthe spirits in seven new states – adding Arkansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas for a total of 15 distribution markets. The modern distillery in the city’s Butchertown neighborhood began selling aged and immature brandy in June 2014 in their home state and has already doubled geographic availability in 2015.
“We will be expanding our partnership with Glazer’s Distributing to five additional states, and adding Atlantic Importing in Massachusetts and Advintage Distributing in South Carolina to our stable of very fine distributor partners,” said founder Joe Heron. “Our partners all share the same qualities – no B-S, great to work with, do what they say and say what they do. Most of all they are enthused and energized by their craft, and that includes being the purveyors of superb craft-distilled spirits.”
“We love working with Glazer’s, and our expanded geography is a very natural extension of a terrific relationship,” said senior vice president of commercial operations Shane Rietow. “Advintage continues to round out our southeastern footprint, and we are very excited to be starting our first markets in the Northeast with Atlantic in Massachusetts.”
Copper & 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 state-of-the-art distillery has 1,800 gallons of distilling capacity and production capacity planned at 200,000 cases.
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 Vapor Distilled Absinthes: Lavender, Citrus, Ginger (130 proof/65% ABV) – $60 for 750 mL bottle
The list of 15 markets includes: Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin.
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 American Brandy 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. For more information, visit www.copperandkings.com or follow @CopperAndKings on Facebook and Twitter.