Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. announced today its two, latest pure copper pot-distilled luxury cordials: Destillaré Café, an intense coffee liqueur built with a robust cold brew natural coffee foundation; and Destillaré Chocolat, an intense chocolate liqueur using cocoa nibs steeped in brandy process. The cordials join an expanding Destillaré line-up that already includes Orange Curaçao and Pomegranate liqueurs.
Both liqueurs use an aged Copper & Kings American Brandy base, have no added artificial colors or flavors, and are non-chill filtered. The liqueurs are at Destillaré’s standard 90 proof and are sweetened with honey.
Master Distiller, Brandon O’Daniel describes Destillaré’s process – “With Café, we take certified fair trade cold brew made from Arabica coffee beans and add it to the aged brandy in the barrel. We then marry the liquids in the barrels for 6-9 months, adding extra Madagascan vanilla beans, Cardamom pods and coffee beans in the barrel. The spirit is then diluted to proof using cold brew coffee instead of water. Chocolat uses a similar process, but with added Caribbean cocoa nibs in the barrel, also for 6-9 months, and then diluted with a custom steeping of cocoa nibs in reverse osmosis filtered water. They are very balanced, very smooth, highly aromatic, and viscous without being syrupy and sticky.”
Destillaré Café is recommended for a rich Espresso Martini, or a White Russian. Destillaré Chocolat is recommended in an elevated, classic Brandy Alexander or maybe a Dark Sidecar or Margarita Negra with Mezcal. When combined together, the liqueurs are recommended for a Brandy Alejandro, or Oaxaca Mocha with mezcal.
And can anyone say boozy milkshakes?
Photo courtesy Ron Jasin