Two year old Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. makers of a line of brandy and absinthe can color six more states orange as they expand distribution. The upstart craft spirits company located in Louisville, Kentucky, the heart of bourbon country now has distribution and broker representation in 27 states. The latest additions include Mid-Atlantic states; Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and Connecticut. The Kentucky craft distiller has also negotiated new distribution partnerships in Rhode Island and South Carolina.
“We’ve spent the last 6 months very focused on our existing partners and markets,” said founder Joe Heron. “We continue to hone our craft, we continue to develop exceptional spirits. And we are building a team that has intimate knowledge of the brand, their craft, and their community constituents. We are more than ready for the next phase of expansion.”
Copper & Kings Distribution Map
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“We have a great network of distributor partners,” said senior vice president of commercial operations Shane Rietow. “We are excited to be working with the Southern Glazer’s team in North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia – we think that they are aces, absolute professionals, and our first heritage Southern Wine additions to our original Glazers footprint.
“Ledroit Brands have deeply embedded themselves personally and professionally with Copper & Kings, and we are proud and enthusiastic to partner with them in Maryland and Delaware as they join with the Prestige Beverage Group.”
“We’ve focused on the East Coast for some time, and are really pleased to return to the Zanella family fold with Rhode Island Distributing, and Northeast Beverage of Connecticut. We have been busy … we also moved our South Carolina distribution to Breakthru Beverage Group – and everyone knows what a great outfit Breakthru is.”
“So all in all, first class partners at every level, in all markets, and timed to execute in peak selling season of October, November, December.”
Copper and Kings American Brandy and Absinthe are distilled exclusively in copper pot-stills, and are non-chill filtered,with no post-distillation infusion of boisé (oak flavor or infusion), other flavors, or caramel color for an uncorrupted, authentic, natural flavor, nose and color.
Resource: Map Courtesy of AmCharts.