Small batch craft brandy makers to open doors for July 11 soft opening
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 9, 2014) — Owners Joe and Leslie Heron of Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. are ready to introduce brandy to Louisville. The veteran beverage entrepreneurs have been producing pure American brandy for several months at the Butchertown distillery while completing construction on the cutting-edge facility which includes a copper-pot still distillery, basement maturation cellar, art gallery event space, modern office suite and third floor tasting room with sky deck.
An informal preview event will be held Friday from 5 to 11 p.m. as an unofficial sneak peek for the Louisville community. Live local music from JK Mabry & the Maybes, food trucks and a craft cocktail bar will set up in the courtyard throughout the night. In addition to the free outdoor event, guided distillery tours that include a rooftop tasting are available for $5 per person. For more information or to buy a ticket, visit copperandkings.eventbrite.com.
“We field numerous inquiries daily about when we’ll be open for touring and tasting so we decided to just do it,” said owner Joe Heron. “We’ll invite Louisville in a little early to see what we’ve been up to and share some of our enthusiasm. Above all, we want this to be a community asset and not just a tourist attraction.”
The final phase of construction, which will outfit the outdoor courtyard with a fire pit, pig roast, catering prep kitchen and lush landscaping, will finish later this summer. Copper & Kings brandy products are already available in many Kentucky liquor stores and cocktail bars.
Copper & Kings uses traditional copper pot-distillation to forge untraditional, craft-distilled, natural pot-still brandies that are non-chill filtered with no added flavors or synthetic chemicals. Distilled at a low distillation temperature just twice, Copper & Kings spirits span the spectrum from un-aged and aged offerings to various expressions of apple and grape brandy. Copper & Kings, located at 1111 E. Washington St., is owned by Joe and Leslie Heron. For more information, visit copperandkings.com.