Vendome Makes The Copper Stills That Make Your Bourbon –

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Posted on December 18, 2015 – By Maggie Kimberl


It’s common knowledge at this point that Louisville, Kentucky, is the center of the bourbon universe. The city is at the heart of Kentucky’s most famous industry, and everything you need to make bourbon can be produced within the city limits. One such business at the heart of the bourbon industry that often goes unnoticed is Vendome Copper and Brass Works.

If you’ve never heard of Vendome, you’re probably in the majority. But if you’ve ever toured any bourbon distillery there’s a 90% chance you’ve seen some of their work. Vendome has been making the copper stills and other distillery equipment for the bourbon industry for over a century in a warehouse in the Butchertown neighborhood of Louisville. For that entire time, the company has been owned by the Sherman family.

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