After a wonderful Palm Sunday service at church, Josh and I headed down to Copper & Kings brandy distillery for their Cured & Crafted event. Copper & Kings is the only brandy distillery in Kentucky, set up right in the heart of Butchertown.
The Cured & Crafted event featured a bunch of local restaurants and businesses set up in the courtyard. With the sun shining down and a playlist ranging from Elvis to Bob Dylan blasting through the speakers, we sampled lots of yummy food including local grass fed ham from Red Hog, tangy Kentucky bleu and creamy Awe brie from Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese, and Copper & Kings brandy truffles from ArtEatables. From Butchertown Pie Co., we split the handmade lamb and beef stew pie. The buttery crunchy pastry shell was filled with lamb, beef, apricots, and fresh peas and carrots. The perfect pastry to share. We jumped in on a free tour of the Copper & Kings distillery where we learned about their copper pot-stills, distillation process, and their use of good ole American music to mature their brandy through sonic aging. At the end of the tour, Josh was able to sample both the American craft and apple brandies. One of my personal favorites was the Hi-Five Doughnut truck where we got a warm mini doughnut dipped in sinnamon glaze with mini chocolate chips and one with a Copper & Kings brandied cherry glaze and a sugared orange peel. Dem doughnuts dough!
Of course, we couldn’t pass by the Louisville Cream booth without stopping. I got a scoop of the Camp Marshmallow, a creamy marshmallow ice cream with swirls of candied rice cereal throughout while Josh enjoyed a scoop of the Salted Chocolate Brie in a crunchy pretzel cone.
Should you ever be in the Butchertown neighborhood, I highly suggest stopping in to visit Copper & Kings for a tour and drink or for a fresh glazed doughnut from Hi Five.