Louisville-based Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. announces its latest novel barrel-finished, pure copper pot-distilled American Brandy limited release, Riding With The King.
The brandy is just over five years old, with 29 months of maturation in juicy King Estate Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre French oak barrels that are 228 liters/60 gallons in size. This followed an original 32 months in Kentucky Bourbon barrels. The distillate is 100% Muscat de Alexandrie, and double- distilled in Copper & Kings’ Vendome copper pot stills in Butchertown, Louisville, Kentucky. As with all Copper & Kings’ American Brandy, the spirit is non-chill filtered, with natural color and natural flavor, unadulterated with boisé or caramel color.
“This is nice and crisp, a little frisky, with red wine and red fruit notes,” says master distiller Brandon O’Daniel. “The tannins from the French oak give it a little grip, a slight “chewiness” building to a sexy dry mid-palate, and then it finishes clean and long. It’s bright, hints of savory spice, cranberry, cherries, with a bit of zip. It is non-chill filtered and 108 proof, so a bit of cold water and/or some ice opens it up beautifully, it’s lovely brandy.”