Copper & Kings DistilleryCopper & Kings Distillery

Founded in 2014
Up in the northern part of Louisville, KY, right next to the Ohio River and a shout away from Indiana, there's a picturesque neighborhood called Butchertown. It used to be home to butchers, brawlers and brewers, today it houses artists, artisans and distillers. One of them is a bold distillery of Copper & King American Brandy Company.

Joe and Lesley Heron founded Copper & Kings in 2014 in Louisville, KY, deconstructing the idea of Brandy, to build something truly American. Their Brandy is influenced by American Whiskey and music.

Their juice is pure, authentic and natural, distilled exclusively in copper pot-stills using a slow distillation at a low temperature. Their lineup includes an American Brandy, Absinthe, Dry Gin and limited releases.

Copper & Kings’ original Brandy was first bottled in mid-2014, comprised of copper pot-distilled Brandies from quality purveyors. They also distill an annual Kentucky vintage Brandy using the Vidal Blanc grape varietal.

Their Brandies typically use classic grape varietals – (French) Colombard, Muscat de Alexandrie and Chenin Blanc. These grapes are sourced from Central Valley and Central Coast regions of California. They also distill an annual Kentucky vintage Brandy using the Vidal Blanc grape varietal.

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Distillery Details

  • Country
    United States
  • Established
  • Address
    1121 E Washington St, Louisville, KY 40206, United States
  • Phone
    +1 502-561-0267
  • Website
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At the Copper & Kings they paint their barrelheads orange.

They currently age their Absinthe in juniper barrels from Serbia.
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Video transcription
So welcome to Copper & Kings. We are an American Brandy company based here in Louisville Kentucky. People ask why do you make Brandy in Bourbon country? And you know we think that Brandy is going through its resurgence and we're on the leading edge of that.

If you look at the history of classic cocktails - Brandy was the traditional aged Spirit of choice, and it's really one of the premier American Spirits. Early Americans were making Brandy from from anything they could - pear Brandy, apple Brandy, peach Brandy. Here we make grape Brandy and apple Brandy.

We start out with high quality wine and distill it to get the essence out of that and really concentrate focus those flavors. We really do make Spirits here as hard as hard a way as possible.There's a very little technological innovation and stills haven't changed much in about 2,000 years of design.

And what that does is that means that we're left with a really really flavorful, really rich product, that's full figure. And it's something we strive for. We know we're not those old companies. This is not your grandfather's Brandy. We're really looking forward to being the Brandy of the 21st century. That's the reason we're here. That's why we do what we do every day.

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