Things To Do In Louisville: Copper & Kings Distillery

Before taking our trip to Louisville, I realized we needed to include some sort of distillery tasting in our short time there. There are so many things to do in Louisville, but I wanted to stick to tradition if we could. Bourbon is the drink of choice for the state of Kentucky, but I decided to look into some other options instead. Copper & Kings was highly recommended, not far outside of downtown and has one of the best rated views of the city. They make Brandy & various flavors of Absinthe in house.

We biked from the Big Four Bridge and it was a 20 minute ride to Copper & Kings, which is when we found out about the biking discount! Our tour tickets were 50% off because we decided to bike there instead of drive. The front few buildings are made out of shipping containers, which was another big draw for us. We have never made it into the Container bar in Austin, so this was our chance to experience the eclectic scene.

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The first thing I noticed when we checked in was the mini fridge full of various sodas. Each of the custom Butchertown sodas were made right in the same neighborhood, and they were delicious! I tried the Ginger Beer and Dave had the Cream Soda, and it was the best ginger beer I have ever had. I was dying for a Moscow Mule.

Once our tour started we began going through the rest of the area. There are three copper pot stills that are used for the various Copper & Kings products. Each of the Brandy flavors are made through a “low & slow” process with no added flavors besides the natural fruit wines or essences they get from other grains added to the top of the pot. I was amazed by how careful they are when making each style of Brandy, and how different additions can change the flavor so much.

After the Brandy is made in the pots, it goes directly into barrels to be aged. The Brandy is then aged through “Sonic Aging”, which is where they are all on shelves and music is played through the room. The beats of the music pulsate through the barrels and help with the aging process thanks to the 5 subwoofers throughout the barrel room.

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After touring the barrels room, we took a quick walk through the Copper & kings offices, and then up to the roof to do some sampling. We were able to sample three of the various Brandy flavors, and some absinthe as well. While we sipped we took in the beautiful view of downtown Louisville.

Copper & Kings makes, bottles, labels and ships their products directly from their distillery. They rely on musical inspiration and hometown love to make their products. We loved this informative and fun tour!

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Have you been on a distillery tour?

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  • http://www.apaperarrow.com Kayla Whitter

    This place looks pretty awesome! It’s definitely somewhere I would want to check out if we were to visit Louisville!

  • Jen

    How awesome! My husband would love to visit here.

  • http://lostrightdirection.blogspot.com/ Jenn

    So neat! There are quite a few distilleries up here in NY and we really hope to visit a few!

  • http://www.dreambigandbuytheshoes.com/ Emelia @ Dream Big & Buy the S

    What a cool place! On our winery tour last year there were a few distilleries also which was pretty cool, this one you went to is gorgeous!

  • http://beertimewithwagner.com/ Jordan Beck Wagner

    I’ve heard such great things about the beer scene in Louisville right now! Thanks for sharing :)

  • http://www.bourbonlipstickandstilettos.com/ Bourbon & Lipstick

    We still haven’t been there but we love the area! I LOVE the ginger beer! It’s so good!

  • http://www.wanderingweekenders.com/ Ashley @ Wandering Weekenders

    We visited a distillery when we were in Tennessee and it was so much fun! I feel like you definitely have to visit a distillery when you’re in Louisville, and Copper and Kings looks like so much fun! I’m saving this for later!

  • Lindsay

    You’ll have to go to High West when you come to Utah. Only ski-in-ski-out distillery in the country!

  • http://www.always-al.com/ Alexandra Yargeau

    Random question, but how do you two decide on where to go for your weekend trips? We want to go somewhere for thanksgiving, but I can’t pick anything!

  • http://www.thefreeandwildblog.com Annie

    This looks so cool! Definitely putting this on the bucket list for whenever we make it to Louisville. Love the photography!

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