Louisville-based Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. has collaborated with Chicago’s Few Spirits on a copper pot-distilled American Brandy matured in Few Rye Whiskey barrels.
“This was great brandy to start – a really lovely blend. The youngest spirit is over five years with most of it being a lot older – probably an average of eight years to be fair,” says Copper & Kings Master Distiller Brandon O’Daniel. “Rye’s quite a fruity, herbaceous, peppery whiskey, and this, in combination with the dark fruit, honey and caramel of the brandy, is just a marriage made in heaven. I love the spice notes, the robust power, the structure, but most of all I love that long, velvety finish. I really, really wish we had much more of this. It’s going to be gone too fast.”
Copper & Kings Via Chicago American Brandy is 108 proof. The suggested retail price is $50 per 750-ml. bottle. It’s available in Chicago, New York City and Kentucky.
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Author: Kyle Swartz