Copper & Kings American Brandy Co.

Hip urban distillery Copper & Kings made waves in Louisville when they began making brandy in Bourbon Country. Known for their innovative distilling techniques and some off-the-wall ideas (like playing rock music to their barrels for sonic aging), this playful venue is a fantastic departure from the traditional distillery tour.

The Copper & Kings Distillery Tour

Where many Kentucky distilleries tout history and tradition, Copper & Kings Distillery boasts a unique and modern way of distilling. The innovative operation in Louisville’s Butchertown neighborhood includes repurposed shipping containers, rooftop bar Alexander, a butterfly garden, art gallery, stunning skyline views and a sub-level maturation cellar. Three copper pot stills made by nearby Vendome bear the names of Bob Dylan’s favorite women, and a strong music theme flows through every part of the spirits-making process.

Mint Julep partners with Copper & Kings Distillery to offer a private guided tour on customized itineraries that may include a cocktail mixology experience.

The Spirits Tastings

Taste a range of craft spirits on the sky deck or in the art gallery after your tour of the four-story operation choosing from house-made brandy, gin and absinthe.

Copper & Kings Distillery on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®

Things to know about Copper & Kings

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Copper & Kings made?

Copper & Kings’ grape and apple brandy along with gin and other spirits are made at their Louisville distillery at 1121 E. Washington St.

Who owns Copper & Kings?

Husband and wife team Joe and Leslie Heron are the majority owners of Copper & Kings, with partial ownership by Constellation Brands.

What bourbons and whiskeys does Copper & Kings produce?

No bourbon or whiskey products are currently available. Copper & Kings makes grape and apple brandy along with a range of other spirits products like gin and absinthe.

Is Copper & Kings on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail?

No, Copper & Kings is not a member of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®.

Which distilleries are near Copper & Kings?

Copper & Kings is located in the Louisville metro area, making it close to several other urban distilleries including Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co., Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse, Old Forester and Rabbit Hole.

Where can I find out more about Copper & Kings?

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