Time flies. Always, but also when you’re having fun. And we had fun in 2019. Thank you for supporting our craft and making it memorable. Here’s a few highlights from our year together. Tell us in the comments, what was your favorite part of 2019?
February: Coppercraft made headlines in 2018, and we were recognized for it in 2019. Coppercraft Distillery was nominated as one of the Grand Rapids Business Journal’s Newsmakers of the Year. This means you made us one of the most newsworthy businesses in Grand Rapids — thank you!
April: Spring sprang, and so did Coppercraft… in Detroit. Just in time for Opening Day, our team hit a homerun with Comerica Park and partnered with the Detroit Tigers in a three-year sponsorship that includes branding of Comerica Park’s right field bar and featured signage at the ballpark’s Bourbon Bar. And then, on the other side of the country, our Coppercraft Straight Bourbon Whiskey took home the GOLD at the 19th Annual World Spirits Competition in San Francisco. Neat!
May: Award season continued in May, with Motown giving a big thumbs up to Coppercraft. The Detroit Metro Times voted Coppercraft’s Straight Bourbon Whiskey as Best Michigan Whiskey. Then, in preparation for the coming season, we put a summer-y twist on a fan favorite and launched our Whiskey Lemonade Canned Cocktail.
June: Summer time brought national recognition to Coppercraft Distillery, with Marthastewart.com toasting the summer with Coppercraft canned cocktails. In their article, “Why We’re Excited About Canned Cocktails this Summer,” their deputy food critic writes, “The G&T is so simple a drink but also complex and hard to get right — Coppercraft Distillery does, though.” High praise, thank you!
August: Coppercraft ended the summer season with another roaring partnership, this time with Ford Field and the Detroit Lions. As an Official Partner of the Detroit Lions, Lions fans can now enjoy a wide range of Coppercraft products at six bar locations throughout Ford Field, including our award-winning premium handcrafted spirits and canned cocktails.
November: The holiday season brought about the re-launch of our online store, including new merch (tees! hats! and more!) and Holiday Gift Sets. Our team also created a Craft Your Own Cocktail Kit (available year-round), which includes all the ingredients needed to hone your cocktail-making craft.
2019 was a busy and rewarding year — and it certainly was not possible without your support. Thank you. Here’s to a prosperous 2020!