Blue Sky Mining

Blue Sky Mining

November 18, 2014

This article was published in the fine on-line publication The Spirits Business on 11/13. The question postulated was whether we have reached a plateau in terms of cocktail innovation? How much Blue Sky is there left to mine? (And thank you Midnight Oil – come to think of it that’s also a good name for…

SHIP TO SHORE

SHIP TO SHORE

November 4, 2014

So what happens if you box creativity in? We were looking at how we could add value to our Butchertown distillery home with something that transcended the obvious and created space where we could host guests for tours and events – a space that incorporated a retail store, waiting room, and bathroom and catering amenities….

Kentucky Vidal 2014

Kentucky Vidal 2014

October 22, 2014

When folks think of Kentucky, grapes and good brandy are not likely to be amongst the first images conjured. While I will admit to an obvious bias in this area, it is my opinion that people need to expand their repertoires regarding “all things Kentucky.” They need to open their minds up to include grape…

Pulling Ink. 

Pulling Ink. 

October 1, 2014

Where music and physical art intersect. Where the mind of the artist meets with the mind of musicians. A relationship that at the same time is both independent and co-dependent. A great gig poster needs heart, creativity and must not only celebrate the music and the musician but interpret the music and musicians in to…

Double Barrels 

Double Barrels 

September 25, 2014

Why Copper & Kings? We wanted to clearly define that we are pure copper distilled spirits. But we wanted a name that had a rock ’n roll sensibility. A name that was at the same time functional (copper pot distillation) but also aspirational and romantic (Kings). The double-barrel nomenclature is interesting – it is descriptive…

Pure joy. You are a force of nature.

Pure joy. You are a force of nature.

September 18, 2014

I have been asked many, many times why I, as a complete landlubber born and bred, and living almost my whole life many miles from the ocean, am so interested in the sport of surfing. I have never surfed, so you can take this with a dash of sea salt of you like. To me,…