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Copper & Kings Launches American Craft Apple Brandy

Aged in Kentucky Bourbon and New American Oak Barrels


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 9, 2019) – – – Louisville-based Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. has extended its apple brandy line-up with a new 92 proof iteration, aged in Kentucky bourbon and new American white oak barrels.

The apple brandy is distilled exclusively from apple wine fermented from fresh-pressed apple juice in Vendome American copper pot stills. The apple brandy is unadulterated with boisé (oak flavor or infusion) and has no added apple flavors or essences. The spirit is non-chill filtered for added body, rich mouthfeel and natural flavor and a natural deep honey color.

American apple brandy is the second permanent apple brandy in the Copper & Kings stable, and joins the 100 proof Floodwall, aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels and sherry casks.

“Apple brandy is so authentically American, and right now we see an incredible burgeoning demand,” says Copper & Kings Founder Joe Heron. “We wanted a slightly more accessible apple brandy in our portfolio to complement the more luxury super-premium price point of our sherry cask finished Floodwall apple brandy. As we enter fall, peak apple season, this is perfect timing to take apple brandy to the next level.”

“This is a very clean, fresh expression,” says Master Distiller Brandon O’Daniel. “It has a beautiful natural apple nose and is nicely structured with a good backbone. It’s an easy drinker, even at 92 proof, and works just great in a highball, a classic cocktail or simply on the rocks. It’s very, very versatile. Right now, it’s what I am drinking at home. The finish is velvety smooth, some nice barrel body, it’s a really great example of American apple brandy.”

Copper & Kings Creative Director Ron Jasin says, “We want American Apple Brandy to be an obvious sibling to our American Craft (grape) brandy, so they live easily side by side as part of the same family,” says Copper & Kings Creative Director Ron Jasin. “A good analogy is bourbon and rye whiskey – apple brandy is the “rye whiskey” to grape brandy. It’s a natural progression.”


Copper & Kings American Apple Brandy (92 proof/45% ABV) – $35/750 mL

Available across Copper & Kings national distribution footprint and at the distillery.

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Copper & Kings American Brandy, Gin, Absinthe and Destillaré liqueurs are double distilled exclusively in copper pot stills, and are non-chill filtered and unadulterated. The full portfolio of the fine distilled spirits includes:

Copper & Kings American Craft Brandy (90 proof/45% ABV) – $35/750 mL

Copper & Kings American Butchertown Brandy (124 proof/62% ABV) – $60/750 mL

Copper & Kings Floodwall Apple Brandy (100 proof/50% ABV) – $45/750 mL

Copper & Kings Immature Brandy (90 proof/45% ABV) – $30/750 mL

Copper & Kings The History Of Lovers Distilled Rose Gin (90 proof/45% ABV) – $35/750 mL

Copper & Kings The Moons Of Juniper Gin (96 proof/48% ABV) – $35/750 mL

Copper & Kings The Ninth Distilled Orange Gin Finished in Destillaré Orange Curaçao barrels (90 proof/45% ABV) – $35/750 mL

Copper & Kings American Dry Gin (92 proof/46% ABV) – $35/750 mL

Copper & Kings American Old Tom Gin (100 proof/50% ABV) – $35/750 mL

Copper & Kings Absinthe Blanche (130 proof/65% ABV) – $55/750 mL

Copper & Kings Barrel Finished Absinthe (130 proof/65% ABV) – $55/750 m

Destillaré Intense Orange Curaçao (90 proof/45% ABV) – $35/750 mL

Destillaré Intense Pomegranate (90 proof/45% ABV) – $35/750 mL

Destillaré Intense Café (90 proof/45% ABV) – $35/750 mL

Destillaré Intense Chocolat (90 proof/45% ABV) – $35/750 mL


Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. distribution footprint includes the following 36 markets: Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Washington D.C.


About Copper & Kings American Brandy Co.:

Copper & Kings uses small batch copper pot-distillation to forge untraditional, non-derivative, pure pot-distilled American apple and grape brandies, absinthe, gin and Destillaré liqueurs that are non-chill filtered with no added sugar, colors, artificial flavors, or synthetic chemicals. The state-of-the-art distillery exclusively focuses on the distillation of brandy-based spirits. Copper & Kings, located at 1121 E. Washington St. in Butchertown, is owned by beverage entrepreneurs Joe and Lesley Heron. For more information, visit or follow @CopperAndKings on Facebook and Twitter.

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