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Book Review – Traditional Distillation: Art & Passion

Several years ago, when I was working with Joe Heron, the owner and founder of Copper & Kings at the time, I was given an opportunity to speak with Hubert Germain-Robin by telephone. Germain-Robin is one of the founders of... Continue Reading →

Brandy Cocktails

The first Brandy cocktail I ever had was a Wisconsin Old Fashioned, and I quickly learned NOT to try to order one in Minnesota - they don’t take kindly to regional generalizations. The Brandy Old Fashioned is pretty classic, but... Continue Reading →

Copper & Kings Brandy Distillery: Saving A Kentucky Heritage

Brandy distillation was an important part of Kentucky’s distilling industry before prohibition. In the early days of settlement, apple, peach and pear brandies were the premium spirits in the local taverns. A drink of these brandies would cost you twice... Continue Reading →

Pear Brandy –Another Fruit Brandy To Watch

I like pear brandy. When I was out in California in 2015 I tasted pear brandy from Clear Creek Distillery and loved it. Last year Ted Huber let me sample to pear brandy he has aging in his Starlight Distillery... Continue Reading →

A SHOT of Kentucky Bourbon, Whiskey and Brandy Distilling Heritage

  A SHOT of Kentucky Bourbon, Whiskey, and Brandy Distilling Heritage Kentucky distilling heritage starts with both whiskey and brandy distillation. When the earliest settlers came to Kentucky in the 1700’s, their stills were an important part of the journey’s... Continue Reading →

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