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Celebrates Tom Bullock Legacy With Free Bartender School


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 20, 2017) – – – Louisville-based Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. announced the second semester of The Ideal Bartender School which aims to provide a rigorous, disciplined, education designed for students to learn the essentials of hospitality in a bar setting with a focus on spirits education, cocktail creation, beer & wine knowledge and bartending skills and techniques. The first class is Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 and continues every Wednesday evening for 15 weeks.


The course is intended to celebrate the legacy of famed Louisville bartender, Tom Bullock, with the objective to provide opportunity through a thorough practical education for people in need. The course is specifically targeted at individuals who are serious about embracing a bartending career. Selection is limited to a maximum of 20 people and applicants will also participate in an interview process preceding their final selection.


Educators include staff from Copper & Kings American Brandy Co, Brown-Forman, Moonshine University, Against The Grain Brewery and more.


The heritage of Tom Bullock is best represented through the 100th anniversary of the publication of his seminal book of original cocktail recipes; “The Ideal Bartender,” first published in 1917.


“Tom Bullock illustrates the advantages, and economic mobility that the craft of bartending brings to society. The course is rigorous. The class size will be limited to a maximum of 20 people, and the selection process will be uncompromising. We are looking for people who have great ambition, a very high work ethic and understand the discipline and personal qualities required to be successful in a demanding profession,” says educator and Course Director Eron Plevan.


“The city of Louisville has tremendous momentum, particularly in the hospitality industries. We are proud of the full community involvement with support from Brown-Forman, Against The Grain Brewery and Moonshine University, all of whom are also giving their time and expertise free of charge,” says Joe Heron, President & CEO of Copper & Kings. “We are all friends in this business, and all of us see the opportunity (and responsibility) to bring more people along for the ride. To provide and create a deeper, more diverse city and industry. Our mutual success will be built on the pillars of creativity, competency and community.”


Program details, the course schedule and application forms can be found at . Application forms can also be picked up at the Copper & Kings distillery store, with more locations to be announced soon.


About Copper & Kings American Brandy Co.:

Copper & Kings uses small batch copper pot-distillation to forge untraditional, non-derivative, pure pot-distilled American apple and grape brandies, absinthe, gin and Destillaré liqueurs that are non-chill filtered with no added colors, flavors or synthetic chemicals. The state-of-the-art distillery exclusively focuses on the distillation of brandy. Copper & Kings, located at 1121 E. Washington St. in Butchertown, is owned by beverage entrepreneurs Joe and Lesley Heron. Products are currently available in 31 markets across the USA. For more information, visit or follow @CopperAndKings on Facebook and Twitter.




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