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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 →

Looking To Brandy’s Past For Clues About Its Future

American Brandy distillation has a very rich heritage. Brandy was first distilled on Staten Island in December of 1640 by Cornelius Toun. Some historians think this was probably apple brandy but Joe Heron from Copper & Kings thinks it was... Continue Reading →

Copper & Kings Apple Brandy and Cigars

Rosemary, Maggie and I got together on a Saturday evening with the purpose of trying the Copper & Kings Apple Brandies and pairing them with a cigar. I lined up three versions of the Copper & Kings Apple Brandy and... Continue Reading →

Starlight Distillery in Hoosier Occupied Northern Kentucky

My mother was born in Scottsburg, Indiana and my Grandfather always said Indiana did not really start until you got north of Seymore. Indiana because the politicians in Indianapolis could care less about the people living along the Ohio River.... Continue Reading →

American Fruit Brandy – A Spirit to Watch

Before prohibition Fruit Brandies were very popular in the United States. In the 18th century peach brandy demanded a higher price than whiskey in Kentucky taverns. Early Kentucky distillers often made both whiskey and brandy for their own use and... Continue Reading →

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