Copper & Kings Expands Distribution Into California, Michigan

Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. is expanding its distribution footprint.

The Louisville-based company reports that it has appointed new distribution and broker representation partners for its brandy and absinthe spirits in two states: California and Michigan.

The craft distiller launched spirits in Kentucky in June 2014 and will distribute products to 28 total states by the end of 2016, it says.


“California is the largest spirits market in America, and the largest brandy/cognac market in the nation. We are incredibly excited to bring our interpretation of American Brandy to the whole Golden State,” says  CEO Joe Heron. “Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits have all the scale, depth and expertise to help us succeed in a very dynamic and competitive market.”

“We are also enthused and energized to enter the Michigan market with our partners at Republic National Distributing Company,” adds senior vice president of commercial operations Shane Rietow. “We believe Michigan will be very fertile ground for our take on American grape and apple brandy, we can’t wait.”


Copper and Kings brandy and absinthe are distilled in copper pot-stills, and are non-chill filtered with no post-distillation infusion of boisé (oak flavor or infusion), the company says.

The distillery produces the following portfolio of distilled spirits:

  • Copper & Kings American Craft Distilled Brandy (90 proof/45% ABV) – $35/750 mL
  • Copper & Kings American Butchertown Brandy (124 proof/45% ABV) – $60/750 mL
  • Copper & Kings Un-Aged Apple Brandy (90 Proof/45% ABV) – $30/750mL
  • Copper & Kings Floodwall Apple Brandy(100 proof/50% ABV) – $40/750 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 28 markets including: Arkansas, California, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, 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.


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