Louisville-based distiller appoints Southern Glazers for California and RNDC for Michigan
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 5, 2016) – – – Louisville-based Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. has appointed new distribution and broker representation partners for its American Brandy and Absinthe spirits in two key states: California and Michigan. The craft distiller launched spirits in Kentucky in June 2014 and will distribute products to 28 total states by the end of 2016.
“California is the largest spirits market in America, and the largest brandy/cognac market in the nation. We are incredibly excited to bring our interpretation of American Brandy to the whole Golden State,” said CEO Joe Heron. “Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits have all the scale, depth and expertise to help us succeed in a very dynamic and competitive market.”
“We are good and ready,” said senior vice president of commercial operations Shane Rietow. “We will put our best foot forward, and we feel really good about partnering with Southern Glazer’s in another state. The structure of a distinct Artisanal Division with a focus on smaller craft brands suits us well, giving us both the heft of Southern Glazer’s size and weight, and the attention and hand selling capability of a dedicated division.”
“We are also enthused and energized to enter the Michigan market with our partners at Republic National Distributing Company, said Rietow. “We believe we have a partner with all the expertise, and the appreciation of both fine brandy and craft spirits to make a very significant impact in a very important brandy consumption state. We believe Michigan will be very fertile ground for our take on American grape and apple brandy, we can’t wait.”
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 boisé (oak flavor or infusion), other flavors, or caramel color for an uncorrupted, authentic, natural flavor, nose and color.
The distillery produces the following portfolio of fine distilled spirits:
Copper & Kings American Craft Distilled Brandy (90 proof/45% ABV) – $35/750 mL
Copper & Kings American Butchertown Brandy (124 proof/45% ABV) – $60/750 mL
Copper & Kings Un-Aged Apple Brandy (90 Proof/45% ABV) – $30/750mL
Copper & Kings Floodwall Apple Brandy(100 proof/50% ABV) – $40/750 mL
Copper & Kings Immature Brandy (90 proof/45% ABV) – $30/750 mL
Copper & Kings Absinthe Blanche (130 proof/65% ABV) – $55/750 mL
Copper & Kings is available in 28 markets includes: Arkansas, California, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Washington D.C.
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 28 markets in the South, Midwest and Northeast. For more information, visitwww.copperandkings.com or follow @CopperAndKings on Facebook and Twitter.