Brown liquors get their color from aging in wood, for years in most cases. That makes cash flow for a new distillery dicey, and the reason to distill and bottle clear spirits as well, to make enough money to keep those brandy and Bourbon barrels aging properly until it is time for them to hit the market. So, with the rise of new Bourbon producers in the state, we have seen also the rise of clear spirits – vodka, gin, moonshine and unaged brandy – production as well. Saturday, Aug. 5, 7-11 p.m., Copper & Kings Distillery, 1121 E. Washington St., will celebrate clear spirits with the Supersonic Craft Gin Festival.
Continue reading Copper & Kings hosts gin festival
Tomorrow, Saturday June 24, The Ohio River Surf Club (a mysterious group that surfs in the dead of night without a moon, are invisible to ninjas and conjurers, and have cool hair, a nonchalant disposition with no desire to be famous, according to their press release) returns to Copper & Kings Distillery, 1121 E. Washington St., for The Return of Kentiki, the summer Tiki party. The surf rock band Inertia, featuring members of Wanda Jackson’s touring band, Bodeco and ex-members of the Ladybirds, will perform in the distillery courtyard from 8 p.m. to midnight, and there will beHula dancing performance by Hawaiian Hula and Ori Tahiti of Louisville. Continue reading Surf’s up tomorrow at Copper & Kings
Yesterday’s New York Times Food section has a lengthy article about the rise of American brandy production, and it rightly begins with a profile of Joe Heron and Copper & Kings, the brandy distillery he began in Butchertown three years ago.
The story, “American Brandy Is Surging, Even in Whiskey Country,” discusses several American distilleries that are producing brandies made from American grapes, leading off with Heron and his success with Copper & Kings. Continue reading NY Times extols Copper & Kings
Tomorrow, Friday, March 24, from 6-9 p.m., Copper & Kings Distillery, 1121 E. Washington St., will throw a party to mark the launch of their Blue Sky Mining Brandy, a limited edition 7-year-old pure muscat American brandy aged 30 months in a Kentucky Hogshead. Continue reading Brandy Launch Party at Copper & Kings
The Cooking Channel’s “Cheap Eats” show, which visits less-expensive restaurants around the country to highlight their cuisine, will broadcast this Thursday, Jan. 26 at 10 p.m. the results of their recent visit to Louisville, where they sampled fare at the Butchertown Pie Co., Super Chefs, Zanzabar and Hammerheads. Continue reading “Cheap Eats” visits 4 Louisville restaurants
Thursday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m., Copper & Kings brandy distillery, 1121 E. Washington St., will host a workshop that will reveal the secrets of country ham, one of the state’s great food treasures. Steve Coomes will tell what he learned in his research for his book “Country Ham,” and Kentucky State Fair award-winning curers Chris and Steve Makk will talk about what makes an authentic country ham, and how it night be done at home. Continue reading Learn all about country ham at “Hamcrafted”
Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Les Dames d’Escoffier Kentucky will hosts their second annual holiday bake sale at Copper & Kings brandy distillery, 1121 E. Washington St. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the LDEIKY scholarship fund, which helps culinary students and professionals pursuing LDEI membership, and Green Table, an initiative connecting urban and rural farms to schools and restaurants. Continue reading Get your Christmas cookies at Copper & Kings
Friday, Oct.14, from 7 p.m. to midnight, the courtyard of Copper & Kings brandy distillery will be the scene of “You’re the Wurst,” a punny-named “Very Practical & Well-Organized Sausage Party,” part of the ongoing Oktoberfest shenanigans at several venues around town. Continue reading “You’re The Wurst,” says Copper & Kings
Special dinners, based around pairings of wines, whiskey or beer, or around other interesting localized themes, continue to proliferate, indicating to this statistically-not-very-literate writer that they must be a popular offering. Here are three in the coming week or so that sound appealing for a variety of reasons. Continue reading Three dinners to know about this week
Copper & Kings distillery has been slowly expanding its retail offerings, moving from brandy to absinthe to gin from their pot stills to premium sodas and now to street food. B-Town Pie Co. is the offshoot now offering lunch and snack “pies” from one of the re-purposed shipping containers that surround the striking open courtyard at the distillery. Continue reading Walk up to B-Town Pie Co. in Copper & Kings courtyard