Copper & Kings American Brandy Cos Floodwall apple brandy

Copper & Kings American Brandy Co's Floodwall apple brandy

Copper & Kings American Brandy Co's Floodwall apple brandy

Category - Spirits, brandy, apple, 50% abv

Available - Later this month

Location - US, in 27 states: Arkansas, California, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Washington DC

Price - SRP of US$40 per 75cl bottle

Copper & Kings American Brandy Co has readied the US release of its second aged apple brandy expression. Floodwall is named after the wall in Copper & Kings' home city of Louisville, Kentucky that protects the city from flooding from the Ohio River.

The liquid is a blend of copper pot-distilled apple brandy that has been aged in Bourbon barrels as well as in 250-litre Oloroso Sherry casks. Floodwall comprises apple brandy that has been aged for a minimum of four years.

The new iteration follows the launch last year of Craft Distilled American Apple Brandy by the family-owned craft distiller.

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Louisville-based Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. is launching its second aged apple brandy expression, the Floodwall, this fall.
 
The apple brandy continues Copper & Kings' tradition of celebrating its Louisville hometown, and the Butchertown neighborhood. The iconic Louisville floodwall, finished in 1957, protects the city from the natural disaster of the flooding of the mighty Ohio River. Stretching from Butchertown to south of Rubbertown, the floodwall is Louisville's "brutalist work of art." It stands high and proud and as founder Joe Heron says, "it feels like the castle walls." 
 
A superb blend of superior, exclusively copper pot-distilled, apple brandy aged in bourbon barrels and 250-liter Oloroso sherry casks sourced in Spain, Floodwall American apple brandy has a minimum age of four-year-old brandy and is a full bodied 100-proof alcohol strength. Floodwall is non-chill filtered with no post-distillation addition of apple flavor or essences, no boisé (oak flavor or infusion), sugar or caramel color for an authentic, uncorrupted natural flavor and natural color.
 
"I love this apple brandy," said Heron. "It's such a reflection of Copper & Kings character and personality overall – it sets its own path, and it's quite unafraid to be its own person. It has approachable swagger and confidence. American Apple Brandy from Butchertown, Louisville, Kentucky. Aye, American Apple Brandy."
 
"We changed this up just a touch – moving to smaller sherry butts to smooth it out a little better, and to get the butterscotch tonality a little more pronounced," said head distiller Brandon O'Daniel. "We also had some fantastic bourbon casks from very celebrated distilleries. And no cheats – no added apple flavors or essences, no added Boisé. Full integrity intact. It's quite intense, quite forceful. At 100-proof it is very supple, rounded with strong whiskey qualities."
 
Dave Driscoll, Spirits Buyer for California's K&L Wine Merchants described it as "more like GlenDronach than Calvados." And that's just perfect in our opinion.
 
Copper & Kings' fall apple brandy program also includes upgraded packaging for its Un-Aged Apple Brandy expression. This includes a new label and the first sighting of Copper & Kings' new custom embossed bottle. The labeling reflects the richness and intensity of the double-distilled spirit, which is non-chill filtered and distills apple wine from fresh-pressed Michigan apples.
 
Copper & Kings Floodwall American Apple Brandy (100 proof/50% ABV)
$40 per 750mL bottle

  • Copper & Kings American Craft Distilled Brandy (90 proof/45% ABV) - $35/750 mL
  • Copper & Kings Butchertown Brandy (124 proof/45% ABV) - $60/750 mL
  • Copper & Kings Un-Aged Apple Brandy (90 Proof/45% ABV) - $30/750 mL
  • Copper & Kings Immature Brandy (90 proof/45% ABV) - $30/750 mL
  • Copper & Kings Absinthe Blanche (130 proof/65% ABV) - $55/750 mL

Copper & Kings is available in 27 markets including: Arkansas, California, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Washington D.C.

Original source: Company Release

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