Copper & Kings "Butchertown" Reserve Casks Brandy (750ml)

SKU #1230173

Available exclusively at K&L in California, Copper & Kings is going be the next big thing in American microdistillation. Think of them as the St. George or the Anchor Steam of Kentucky. Started in 2014 by Joe and Lesley Heron, the Louisville-based brandy upstart uses three gigantic Vendome copper pot stills to craft a number of different brandy expressions, both from grapes and apples. Those spirits are then blended into an aged solera system of older expressions, created from mature stocks purchased across the country from other pot-distilling brandy producers. The results are absolutely incredible and we couldn't be more excited to offer them here to our savvy consumers. At 124 proof, the Butchertown brandy is a beast of a spirit, packing an explosion of flavor normally found in bottles of Booker's or Four Roses, rather than Cognac or Armagnac. Using older reserve stocks from the solera base, 75% of which were aged in ex-Bourbon casks, the other 25% in new American oak, the brandy is brimming with Bourbon-esque flavors: charred oak, vanilla bean, and caramel, accented with the roundness of the fruit. Try this in a Manhattan, or even a Highball with ice and soda water. We think it will become a mainstay of your bar from that point forward.

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By: Nicole Osmanski | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/21/2015 | Send Email
If you're looking for a bottle to impress your friends (or even make new ones), look no further. The "Butchertown" will appeal to spirit, wine, and beer nerds alike - it's like nothing else you've ever tried and everyone who tries it likes it. It's an AMERICAN brandy in every sense of the word - a big, flavor-packed, 124 proof spirit that's a hybrid of techniques and styles. It's a wonderfully versatile spirit for cocktails and with a little water, a truly delicious sipper.

By: David Othenin-Girard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/18/2015 | Send Email
After falling head over heels in love with the people and place, we are indeed smitten with the brandy as well. This Butchertown reserve is one of the few cask strength American brandies available on the market. Bottled at a reasonable 124 proof, I don't really know what they're doing here, but there's something magic in this bottle. The nose is much closer to bourbon than any brandy we stock in the store right now. Bold and unabashed, it has the feeling of some of those mid-century old bottles, with the lacquer box, exotic wood and heady spice. Tons of Seville orange peels and hints of deep dark cocoa round out the sweet woody nose. The palate is powerful with dark fruit and massive amounts of spice. The finish continues into a spiced plum, red apple, cinnamon and subtle hints of espresso bean. While we don't get quite the texture of some of the massive bourbons, we're very very close on the flavor. Truly one of our most special finds to date.

By: Shaun Green | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/18/2015 | Send Email
Wow! This was really fantastic from a great new distillery. Rich and full with a nice roundness that draws you to the next sip. Great Job Copper & Kings!
Top Value!

By: David Driscoll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/16/2015 | Send Email
This is the ultimate crossover bottle for bourbon fans looking to explore the new age of brandy. It's a 62% monster that drinks more like some of our Four Roses single cask selections than our French imports. The flavors just explode from the 124 proof blast of oak, fruit, spice, and herbaceousness. I've found that I love this brandy on the rocks, straight, but also as a highball cocktail. The spirit cuts through all that soda water and never tastes diluted or minimized by the additional liquid. It's a brandy that will change the way you think about brandy. It's a brandy that will change the way you think about spirits in general.

By: Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/15/2015 | Send Email
In comparison to the Copper Kings' American Brandy the Reserve is rich and round and full bodied. There are Bourbon aromas to start off with that lead to a lush drink. It is cask strength and very good.

By: Heather Vander Wall | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/10/2015 | Send Email
I love it when I find an unexpected spirit that changes my conception of the category. This brandy did just that for me. It is reminiscent of a fine sherry cask whiskey, but more aromatic, with livelier fruit notes. The aromas are of sweet toffee, nuts, maple and dried cherry. On the palate it has a great, rich middle with juicy fruit and spice notes. It incorporates all the fire and decadence of a great barrel-aged spirit, but with the liveliness all its own.

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Alcohol Content (%): 62