Copper & Kings to releases first-ever bourbon

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Louisville, Ky. (Tuesday, July 12, 2022) — Copper & Kings has launched a new tour that will give distillery guests a first taste at something never-before-tasted from the brand: Bourbon. Throughout the summer months, distillery guests will have a first sip at the newest innovation from the brand built on doing things differently.

Copper & Kings Bourbon will be available exclusively at Copper & Kings Distillery through a bottle-your-own tour, the Barrel-to-Bottle experience. Tour guests are now able to see what it's like to pick their own Copper & Kings single barrel, dive into the science and art of barrel aging and taste the diverse flavor profiles of unique barrels and finishes. Following the tasting, guests can fill their own selection straight from the barrel. Each bottle is hand-signed and dated by Head Distiller Brandon O’Daniel. The Barrel-to-Bottle experience is a $35 tour, plus the $65 for the hand filled bottle selection.

The initial Copper & Kings bourbon features sourced bourbon, aged between five and six years and finished for 13 months in Copper & Kings American Brandy barrels. In total, this first release includes 14 single barrels, finished in either apple or grape brandy barrels. The resulting liquid is a unique opportunity to explore the way that bourbon's characteristic notes of vanilla, spice and tannin mingle and develop with traditional brandy notes to create a wholly distinct taste experience. Guests of the Bottle-Your-Own-Bourbon experience will have the option to choose which single barrel finish they prefer - grape or apple.

  • Bourbon aged in apple barrels starts with green apples and summer orchard on the nose with slight notes of cinnamon and winter spice. On the palate, candied green apples and classic bourbon caramels with slight earthy tones give way to baking spice, toffee and baked apple. The finish is extremely smooth with an exceptionally clean finish that is oily and viscous.
  • Bourbon aged in grape brandy barrels opens with dried red fruits, caramel on the nose, complemented by tobacco barn notes and slight dry earth tones. On the palate, classic bourbon notes are followed by sweet grapes and dried apricots. It lingers long on the palate getting more complex with hints of persimmon and grapefruit, giving way to overripe honeysuckle with cocoa, cherry bark and dark ripe fruit. The finish is very approachable - smooth and soft, oily and lingering with earth, mineral and over ripe fruits dominating.

The initial release of Copper & Kings Bourbon is available only through the “Bottle-Your-Own” experience at Copper & Kings Distillery, located in Butchertown, at 1121 E. Washington Street in Butchertown. It is presented at cask strength in a 750ml, hand-labeled bottle for $65.

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About Copper & Kings

Copper & Kings is a definitive American brandy influenced by American whiskey and music that uses traditional copper pot-distillation to forge untraditional, non-derivative, craft-distilled, natural American brandies, absinthe, gin and liqueurs that are non-chill filtered with no added sugar, colors, artificial flavors, or synthetic chemicals. Copper & Kings American Brandies are distributed nationwide. The Copper & Kings Rooftop Bar & Restaurant opened in late 2021 and features locally sourced and thoughtfully prepared cuisine and craft cocktails. Copper & Kings has been honored among “The Best of the South” by Garden & Gun and voted as Best Local Distillery in the LEO Weekly Readers’ Choice awards five times. The state-of-the-art Copper & Kings Distillery is located at 1121 E. Washington St. in Butchertown, Louisville. For more information, visit or follow @CopperAndKings on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

published by: BBTEAM

July 12, 2022
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