Hochstadter's Slow & Low Rock & Rye Whiskey
Inspired by traditional Rock & Rye recipes, Robert Cooper crafted Hochstadter's Slow and Low Rock & Rye. Cooper is a third-generation distiller. His grandfather, Maurice, founded Cooper Brewery in the early 20th century and his father, Sky, worked at Charles Jacquin et Cie, a distillery in Pennsylvania.
Hochstadter's Slow and Low Rock & Rye is made in Philadelphia "the birthplace of Rock & Rye" with a backbone of straight rye whiskey. The whiskey is macerated with orange peels before being infused with a picayune amount of honey. In addition, Cooper adds a hint of horehound — an herbaceous perennial plant often found in lozenges — to his elixir, before each bottle is filled by hand.
Slightly hot and peppery initially. Quickly gives way to a mellow, smooth sweetness — hints of rock candy, honey and citrus are subtle. Finish is long and slightly sweet.