What is American brandy and why should you care? Find out on a brand new episode of The Speakeasy as Damon Boelte is joined by Joe Heron, the co-founder of Copper & Kings Distillery. Copper & Kings is an American brandy company based in Butchertown, Louisville, Kentucky, USA. They make a differentiated, uncommon, unadulterated, pure pot-distilled natural American brandy. Tune in and find out what all the fuss is about and what Copper & Kings is doing to serve the community and push American spirits forward. This program was brought to you by The International Culinary Center.



“Almost every farmer who settled America was at some stage a brandy distiller.” [05:00]


“Kentucky is at it’s best when it’s zagging instead of zigging. The city and state are much more open minded than people realize” [10:00]


“What makes craft beer so fabulous in the US is that the interpretation of style is individual and unique – and to me that’s very American.” [15:00]


“We’re much more interested in being a community asset than a tourist attraction.” [21:00]


–Joe Heron on The Speakeasy