Copper & Kings Butchertown Brandy
Copper & Kings // Kentucky, USA
Distilled using alembic copper pot-stills, 75% of this brandy from Copper & Kings (located in Butchertown, KY) matures in Kentucky bourbon barrels and 25% in new American oak. It is non-chill-filtered and bottled at 62% ABV.
American BrandyProduced in the US, this is usually referring to brandy distilled from grape-based wine. If the producer uses other fruit, it must be stated on the label. If aged under two years in oak, it must state the word "immature" on the label. Beyond that, labels such as VS, VSOP, and XO mean little as the brands themselves dictate what that means to them.
Cask TypeKentucky bourbon barrels and new American oak
"That high proof makes its presence felt on the nose, but take a second whiff and find rich sweetness, with apricots, grassy notes and a buttery profile. A soft mouthfeel is a touch one-note upfront, with honey and oak behind it. Dry and astringent on a hot, big finish. After an enticing aroma, it's a bit of a letdown on the palate. Ice redeems it with more depth, with sweeter notes, jam, blackberries and grapes. "