The Franklin Flask

Named for the Franklin Street, the current home of the Vendome Copper & Brass Works, Inc.

The great bourbons, whiskies and moonshines of the world all have one thing in common: they are created in copper stills. Vendome Copper & Brass is one of only a few U.S. copper fabricators who make copper stills for the distillation industry. When distilling in copper, the copper reacts on a molecular level with the sulfurs omitted by the fermenting yeast. It “cancels-out” the sulfur taste which would otherwise be bitter and not as smooth.

You don’t have to travel far from Franklin Street to find some of their copper stills … and great spirits.  Visit for a complete list.

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Here are just a few fantastic places to explore when visiting Louisville, KY.

Vendome Copper & Brass Works, Inc., 729 East Franklin Street (Walk-by tours can be arranged by contacting their partner Mint Julep Tours)

Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, 528 W Main Street

Angel's Envy Distillery, 500 E Main Street

Copper and Kings American Brandy Company, 1121 E Washington Street

Kentucky Peerless Distilling, 120 North 10th Street

Rabbit Hole Distilling, 711 East Jefferson (Opening 2018)