Excellent brandy for the Kentucky bourbon lover. Love to sip while I'm cooking dinner or add to food while sauteing peaches and granola for a quick dessert (ice cream optional, but highly recommended ;-).
Copper & Kings American Craft Brandy
Brandy /45% ABV / Kentucky, United States
- Kentucky, United States
- Tasting Notes
- Balanced, Caramel, Honey
- Years Aged
- Base Ingredients
- Food Pairing
- Cheese - Blue, Cheese - Hard Aged, Dessert - Chocolate & Coffee, Dessert - Fruit, Dessert - Vanilla & Caramel, Duck & Game Bird
- Calories per Serving (1.5 oz)
- Carbs per Serving (1.5 oz)
Craft-distilled and modern, Copper & Kings American Craft Brandy has real character and depth of flavor. Exclusively copper-pot-distilled in Louisville, Kentucky, this brandy liquor is matured in Kentucky bourbon barrels and medium-char American white oak barrels. Non-chill-filtered and with no added oak flavor or infusion, or caramel color, this 90 proof brandy has a feisty, rambunctious character with excellent structure and a velvety finish. It's a definitively American brandy, influenced more by American whiskey than European brandy. A whiskey drinkers' brandy that's rich and spicy, this brandy alcohol is perfect for enjoying on the rocks, with premium brandy mixers, or in imaginative brandy cocktails. Please Sip Responsibly. Copper & Kings American Brandy 45% alc. by vol. (90 proof) © 2022 Copper & Kings American Brandy, Louisville, KY.View all products by Copper & KingsCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
Brandy is predominantly sweet and fruity, generally between 40-50% ABV and often aged for several years before its final blending and bottling.
Some more regulated types of brandy, including Cognac and Armagnac, are required to age for a minimum amount of time in oak barrels, though most distillers opt to age their brandies for significantly longer, which improves the quality and undoubtedly raises the price per bottle. On the whole, brandies are aged between three to five years, though some premium varieties surpass 10 years or more.
Besides apples and grapes, other popular fruits employed in brandy making include plums, cherries, peaches, apricots and pears; it’s a truly varied liquor depending on the geography and the culture where it’s crafted.
Aging brandy in charred oak barrels helps further develop its complex flavors, as well as the final blending process by which water and other brandies are balanced and combined.
Keeping the brandy a bit warmer or adding a little water can further develop the aromas and overall flavor.
Brandy is a popular ingredient in fruit-based cocktails as well, like colorful sangrias and zesty sidecars; because of its sweetness, brandy tends to appear in dessert recipes, often soaked with coffee in delicacies like tiramisu.