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 www.bourboncountry.com for a complete list.
Here are just a few fantastic places to explore when visiting Louisville, KY.
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)