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    Copper And Kings To Host Benefit For Injured Silver Trail Distillers
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    *****Update*****

    Sadly, since the time this was written, Kyle Rogers has succumbed to his injuries.  He passed away on May 11, 2015.  His cousin, Jay, is still healing.  This event will go on as planned and will benefit the Rogers Family.

     

    Last month, distillery Jay and Kyle Rogers of Silver Trail Distillery were severely injured when a massive equipment failure caused an explosion and fire in the distillery.  They have been in the hospital ever since, recovering slowly from major, life-threatening injuries.  Though they are both expected to recover, the road ahead of them will be long and difficult.

    In an industry like Kentucky’s distilling industry, there’s a sense of camaraderie that you don’t typically find elsewhere.  Traditionally, whenever a distiller has had a problem, other distillers have come to his aid until he’s back on his feet.  Thankfully for the Rogers cousins, this trend is showing no signs of slowing down.  The Kentucky Distiller’s Association has organized a fundraising effort to help Jay, Kyle, and their families, which you can find by clicking hereIn addition, there have been several fundraising efforts throughout the state.

    Copper and Kings American Brandy Distillery will host a benefit called “Highballs on High” on May 29th from 7-10 p.m.  According to the press release, “Guests are invited to sip brandy highball cocktails paired with Asian tapas from NamNam Café on the third floor skydeck at their Butchertown distillery. Admission is $40 per person and includes three small plates and two cocktails along with live music from DJ Sam Sneed.”  You can purchase tickets by clicking here.

    Copper and Kings is a super place filled with super people, and it’s no surprise they want to help.  If you haven’t visited the distillery yet, here’s an opportunity to enjoy an awesome party and help the Rogers cousins.  Here’s wishing them both a speedy recovery!

    Photos Courtesy of Maggie Kimberl and Copper and Kings

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    I'm a Louisville native with a passion for traveling and homegrown tomatoes. I write the bourbon news, which keeps me plenty busy since Louisville is the center of the bourbon universe. See bourbon news happening? Contact me on Twitter @LouGirl502!

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