Slider Weekly Spotlight — 17 October 2019

Copper & Kings is an American Brandy, Absinthe, and Gin distillery located in Butchertown, Louisville, KY with exclusively Copper pot-distilled products. Founded in 2014, their ambition is to make beautiful apple and grape brandies in a uniquely non-traditional, modern American idiom.

We’re excited to welcome Copper & Kings American Brandy, Absinthe, Gin, Bitters, and more to growing craft spirits portfolio. Check out the line of products now available!

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AMERICAN CRAFT BRANDY:

A blend of superb exclusively copper pot-distilled brandy with real character and depth of flavor mingled in a unique, modern American style. Small batch distillation of superior, highly aromatic wine selected for exceptional quality.

AMERICAN CRAFT APPLE BRANDY:

Superb exclusively copper pot-distilled American apple brandy matured in Kentucky Bourbon Barrels and Spanish Oloroso Sherry Casks. A unique New World style American Apple Brandy. Aromatic, complex, with balance, length and depth. We distill unfiltered, unsulfited apple wine (also known as “on the lees”) to maximize fruit intensity and complexity. Our apple wine is sourced from Michigan.

ABSINTHE ALEMBIC BLANCHE:

An authentic, handcrafted distillation of classic absinthe botanicals – artemisia absinthium, anis, fennel, etc., accented with select aromatics. Non-chill filtered for an authentic uncorrupted natural flavor. Some cloudiness may be apparent at colder temperatures. Herbaceous, pastoral, with an authentic nose. Subtle, with a harmonious layering of signature absinthe notes; grande wormwood, sweet fennel and licorice. Smooth, mellow finish. Beautiful louche.

BUTCHERTOWN BRANDY:

This is drop dead gorgeous brandy. This is bad-ass brandy. This is not ordinary, everyday brandy. A blend of distiller selected reserve casks. Superb, exclusively copper pot-distilled small batch brandy. 75% aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels and 25% in new American oak.

IMMATURE BRANDY:

Small batch distillation of superior, highly aromatic muscat wine selected for exceptional quality. Distilled just twice retaining concentrated flavor compounds for genuine character and true depth of flavor.

DESTILLARE ORANGE CURACAO:

Orange peels and spices are macerated for 12 hours in apple brandy low wine. Macerated peels with addition of honey is then double distilled. Additional peels & lavender petals are also vapor distilled at the same time. Vapor Basket botanicals (in a bag) are then macerated in the double-distilled apple brandy for 30 minutes for additional citrus extraction, and some color. Distillate is then aged in a Copper & Kings American Brandy Barrel for an additional 3-6months to add color and polish and soften the spirit. This process harks back to more original, traditional antique curaçaos.

AMERICAN DRY GIN:

Modern American Dry Gin. Batch distilled just twice in alembic stills, using 100% apple wine from fresh-pressed apple juice. No neutral spirits are used in the distillation. Classic Gin botanicals; Whole Juniper berries, Coriander, Angelica, Orris & other accent botanicals are steeped in apple brandy low-wine, then redistilled together with vapor distilled Citrus peels & lavender in the gin basket.

DESTILLARE INTENSE POMEGRANATE:

Primary alembic apple distillate double distilled with macerated pomegranate, cranberry, strawberry, blueberry, blackberry, and lightly spiced with ginger, galangal, clove, cinnamon and mint in the pot, together with honey. Sweet orange peels and lavender in the vapor basket.

DESTILLARE INTENSE CAFE:

Copper Pot-Distilled American Brandy Infused with Fair Trade Arabica Cold Brew Coffee, Madagascan Vanilla, Cardomom & Honey.

LOVER’S ROSE GIN:

Hand-crafted alembic spirit using 100% apple wine from fresh pressed apple juice distilled in American made copper pot stills. No neutral spirits are used in the double distillation of this uniquely fragrant American craft spirit. This is a love letter. romantic. Fresh cut, richly fragrant roses, ever so soft and subtle, with round red fruit sweetness. Smooth, balanced and refreshing with beautifully integrated rose bouquet and zesty, crisp botanicals. As delicious as it is attractive to the eye. An authentic luxury spirit.

THE NINTH. A SYMPOHONY IN ORANGE GIN:

Hand-crafted alembic distilled gin finished in orange curaçao barrels using 100% apple wine from fresh pressed apple juice & orange blossom honey in American made copper pot stills. No neutral spirits are used in the double distillation of this unique American style craft gin. Crushed whole juniper berries together with honey & Seville bitter orange peels, sweet orange and grapefruit peels, coriander, cardamom, grains of paradise, are macerated in apple brandy low-wine, then redistilled together with vapor distilled Seville blood orange peels, sweet orange peels and jasmine in the gin basket.

AMERICAN OLD TOM GIN:

Hand-Crafted Gin batch distilled just twice using 100% grape wine in American made alembic stills. No neutral spirits are used in the distillation of this American style Old Tom gin rich in the tradition of the black cat & classic cocktails. Classic gin botanicals are steeped in Grape brandy low-wine, then redistilled together with vapor distilled botanicals in the gin basket. Non-chill filtered to maximize the retention and concentration of the botanical flavors to allow them to shine with layered complexity. Extra smooth body. Rich & viscous with a delicate finish, just a hint of sweetness. may develop a faint haze or suspension at colder temperatures.

FLOODWALL AMERICAN CRAFT APPLE:

Named for the iconic protective wall that stretches behind their Butchertown distillery, Floodwall is a superb blend of superior, copper pot-distilled apple brandy aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels and 250-liter Oloroso sherry casks from Spain. By blending American apple brandy with a minimum age of four years, we have created a full-bodied spirit at 100 proof alcohol strength. Floodwall is non-chill filtered with no post-distillation addition of apple flavor or essences, no Boisé (oak flavor or infusion), sugar or caramel color for an authentic, uncorrupted natural flavor and natural color.

OLD FASHIONED COCKTAIL BITTERS:

A luxurious blend of natural herbs, spices, oils & botanical extracts prepared in an alembic brandy base with honey, vapor distilled orange peels and then aged in American oak.

OLD FASHIONED COCKTAIL CHERRIES:

Classic Bordeaux Style Maraschino Cherries marinated in Copper & Kings American Brandy. Long stem on, pitted, with a dense & meaty texture and a natural deep ruby color. Luxurious sweet tart flavor.

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