Our Story

Handcrafting premium spirits from grain to glass using authentic ingredients grown by local farmers. Every detail is considered in what we craft and how you experience it.

At Coppercraft, we have a certain way of doing things. It’s simply who we are and how we craft our spirits and your experience. Creating a legacy that embraces hard work and celebrates our community of family and friends. We’re proud to be an American distillery. Honored to open our doors to the community. Loving what we do. Having fun doing it. Eager to share the Coppercraft experience with you.

The Story is in the Details

It’s amazing what attention to detail, hard work, and a lot of heart can produce. What once was the Belden Brick and Supply in Holland, Michigan has been transformed into an authentic distillery and tasting room. Friends Walter Catton and Mark Fellwock established Coppercraft Distillery in 2012. The two men shared the dream and the passion to create premium small-batch spirits by hand using local ingredients and share these spirits with the community. Joining them to bring Coppercraft spirits to classically inspired cocktails that genuinely complement the spirits using freshly pressed juices, locally grown herbs and other house-made ingredients is Jenney Grant.

As you step inside, the centerpiece of the business—the genuine Vendome® copper still—which was proudly manufactured in the USA. At 350 gallons, the copper still allows our distillers the ability to create spirits with complexity and character, ultimately delivering a superior product.

Everything at Coppercraft has been done carefully and with much consideration. Keeping the distilling process at the forefront of the building ensures guests will fully embrace the story and art of handcrafted spirits—from the local farms where ingredients are sourced to the precision and time devoted to distilling the mash and bottling the spirits.

The building was gutted to make room for the still, processing equipment grain, storage, and tasting room. Staying true to the heritage of spirits, the owners gave the distillery an old, industrial feel. They have created a warm and inviting space by incorporating re-purposed woods from years past with the right amount of metals that accent the tasting room and processing area.

Spirits

Currently, we offer rum, gin, vodka and citrus vodka. We also distill many varieties of whiskey, with a focus and passion for bourbon. We have produced a variety of small batch whiskeys, including a high-rye, 100% corn, and a red wheat to name a few. These first three expressions of our whiskies were released in July of 2014 with limited availability.

We feature a seasonally changing cocktail menu. Ingredients in our signature cocktails are sourced from local, independent producers and growers.

Also, we’ve been named the official spirits of Tulip Time 2014 featuring the Coppercraft Tulip Thyme Cocktail.

Tours, Tasting and Events

In our tasting room, we thoughtfully mix cocktails, one drink at a time. The goal isn’t speed, to offer our guests a one of a kind experience. Through shared conversation a story about the spirits or the still is often had. We want to educate folks on the art of distilling and the people who help make it possible, from the local farmers who supply our ingredients to the fourth-generation company that built our still.

Tasting Room Hours

Monday - Saturday 2:00pm - 9:00pm

Sunday - 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Monday - Friday tours at 5:00pm; Saturday tours at 3:00pm and 5:00pm; Sunday tours at 3:00pm

Coppercraft Night School

Join us at the distillery this summer for Coppercraft Night School. We will host 3 cocktail classes this Fall each with a different theme.

Thursday September 25: Cocktails 101 - Learn the basic techniques to rock our your own cocktails at home

Thursday October 23: Cocktails with Fustini’s - Build on your cocktail recipes with oils and vinegars from Fustini’s

Thursday November 20: Holiday Cocktails & Punches - Entertain your guests when you add these holiday libations to your repertoire

Classes run from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, included instruction and cocktails. Cost is $35 for individual class, or $90 if you enroll in all 3. For more information on each event and to purchase individual tickets: http://coppercraftdistillery.eventbrite.com?s=25964855

If you are interested in enrolling in all three classes, contact Jenney at jenney@coppercraftdistillery.com

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Tours

Private Events

If you’re interested in holding a private event at our facility shoot us an email at info@coppercraftdistillery.com

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Hours

Monday - Saturday 2:00pm to 9:00pm

Sunday 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Contact

Coppercraft Distillery

184 120th Avenue, Holland, Michigan 49424

info@coppercraftdistillery.com

Why is Applejack so Rad?

Event Date: September 26

Time: 4:30pm

Why is Applejack So Rad?

Three simple reasons really.

1. History

Applejack is truly an American Spirit. Back when the U.S. of A, was just a bunch of colonies, Applejack would be used to pay road construction crews. George Washington was the largest distiller of his time, and what did he like to make? That’s right good ol’ AJ. It is even rumored that the French have in their possession a barrel that our #1 forefather used to aged this libation. Begs the question “American as apple pie?” or “American as applejack?”.

2. It’s as Local as it comes

Coppercraft Applejack is made with 32 varieties of Michigan Apples that are fermented into a cider at Virtue Cider in Fennvile Michigan. Once they are done making their fermentation magic happen, we go down and pick it up and bring it to good old Holland where we load it into one of our copper Vendome stills and crank out that delicious clear spirit that retains the acidity and tartness from those 32 apple varieties. After that we put it into a used bourbon barrel to pull out those flavors we know our bourbon barrels do so well. Which brings me to reason#3.

3. Fa -LAVOR

Did I mention that there are 32 different varieties of Michigan apples inApplejack? Did I also mention that we are distilling it at Coppercraft? And I am pretty sure I told you about it being aged in used bourbon barrels. So what all those things do, is make what is technically a barrel aged fruit brandy that I am going to bet, is unlike any spirit you’ve tasted, unless of course you got your hands on that barrel the French “have”, fermented some apples and then ran them through your still. When tasting our Applejack you are going to get the aroma of crisp apples and the sweetness of vanilla and butterscotch. Once you taste it, you’ll realize your nose wasn’t far off, you’ll get the tartness of the fresh apple, vanilla and toffee notes, and a slight fall spice to the finish.

We are so excited to release our Applejack, and hope you’ll stop by this Friday, September 26, to Celebrate it’s release withApplejack cocktails, food from the Wood Truck BBQ and live music starting at 4:30pm. And of course you’ll be able to take a bottle of Applejack Home with you!

Applejack Sidecar

- 1½ ounces Coppercraft Applejack

- 1 ¼ ounces Triple Sec

- 1 ¼ ounces lemon juice

Add all ingredients into cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until cold. Strain into glass. Garnish with apple slice and ground cinnamon.

Why is Applejack so Rad?