Louisville distiller Copper & Kings is releasing its first-ever bourbon on July 12.
Although it will not be hitting shelves, the distillery wants you to “Bottle-Your-Own.” The tour consists of learning about flavor profiles and the aging process within the distillery.
The initial release features sourced bourbon, aged between five and six years and finished for 13 months in their American Brandy barrels and signed by Head Distiller Brandon O’Daniel.
There is a total of 14 single barrels and will be finished in either apple or grape brand barrels.
The distillery describes the tasting notes as:
- Bourbon aged in apple barrels starts with green apples and summer orchard on the nose with slight notes of cinnamon and winter spice. On the palate, candied green apples and classic bourbon caramels with slight earthy tones give way to baking spice, toffee and baked apple. The finish is extremely smooth with an exceptionally clean finish that is oily and viscous.
- Bourbon aged in grape brandy barrels opens with dried red fruits, caramel on the nose, complemented by tobacco barn notes and slight dry earth tones. On the palate, classic bourbon notes are followed by sweet grapes and dried apricots. It lingers long on the palate getting more complex with hints of persimmon and grapefruit, giving way to overripe honeysuckle with cocoa, cherry bark and dark ripe fruit. The finish is very approachable – smooth and soft, oily and lingering with earth, mineral and over-ripe fruits dominating.
The cost of the tour is $35 and a 750 milliliter, cask strength, hand-labeled bottle will be an additional $65.
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