Copper & Kings, Kentucky’s American brandy distillery and official member of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, has said it will offer for the first time something never-before-tasted from the brand: bourbon. Beginning in October, Copper & Kings Bourbon will be available at the Copper & Kings Distillery, as well as local retailers throughout Kentucky.
Copper & Kings Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is made from a blend of 5-, 10- and 15 year bourbons. This is described by the distillery as “a flavor forward remix of the Kentucky tradition” and is finished in American Apple Brandy barrels for 12 months.
The final blend, created by Head Distiller Brandon O’Daniel, is presented at 111 proof (55.5 ABV) and offered for a suggested retail price of $65.
“Our bourbon is another feather in the cap for Copper & Kings. We are born and raised in the bluegrass state and although we will always be a brandy distillery we are also extremely fascinated with what our barrels can do in regards to finishing spirits,” said O’Daniel in a prepared statement. “Bourbon is the next logical step in exploring how the two distinctly American Spirits meld together. Our brandies are made with elements of the bourbon world and now we are excited to round out our portfolio with a delicious bourbon showcasing elements from our brandy world.”
Official tasting notes indicate “the light amber bourbon leads with cracked pepper, cigar tobacco, fresh cut apple and dry soil on the nose, which leads to chocolate, cinnamon sticks, bubble gum, honeysuckle, orange zest and classic cherry and fig notes on the palate.
“The finish is long and dry with baked apples, earth, baking spices, apple butter and green tobacco.”
For more information, visit CopperandKings.com.