Louisville-based Copper & Kings American Brandy Co., 1111 E. Washington St. in Butchertown, is now officially open–the Mayor made a proclamation and BigWigs cut a ribbon and the Media was there. But the big news–aside from the fact that Louisville now has a full-scale brandy distillery with a really cool physical plant in Butchertown, right next to The Pointe–is that Copper & Kings is throwing a Halloween party, on Halloween (Oct. 31, for those who need a calendar).
The party starts at 7 p.m., with Vice Tricks and the Revenants teaming up about 9 p.m. to cover the creepy-sounding–and very Halloween-appropriate–1996 album “Murder Ballads.” by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.
Although Copper & Kings has been doing a series of soft opening events for the last couple of months, its official opening was Oct. 21. Owner Joe Heron is so into music that he pipes music into the cellar of the distillery so the brandy can have something to listen to as it ages.
Guests are encouraged to wear costumes, and a prize will be awarded to the best Nick Cave look-alike. Admission is $7. You can find more information and buy tickets here.