"Slow and Low was inspired by the original Hochstadter’s Rock and Rye recipe and a few other 19th century recipes we happened to unearth. It’s made strong; using the best aged whiskey and matured slowly. Our exclusive 6 Year-Old Straight Rye Whiskey is then macerated to perfection with three citrus peels: lemon, grapefruit and orange, pure cane rock candy, honey and a hint of horehound
Rock and Rye is almost as old as the country it wasborn in and its history is just as vast and curious. Its humble beginnings can be traced back to the saloons of the burgeoning nation, where stern-faced bar-keeps would pour a shot of rye and let the customers add their own rock candy, thereby creating a drink similar to the granddaddy of all cocktails: the Old Fashioned. As a pharmaceutical drink, it was used to snuff coughs, colds, sore throats, bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia and many other ailments. Later, as men reacquired a taste for it and began drinking it for pleasure again, it became an American standard, prepared and bottled by distillers and bootleggers alike as it migrated back from the pharmacy to the bar.
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It comes as a surprise to us that any prepackaged cocktail could strike the authenticity of its namesake. But Hochstadter's Slow & Low--a ready-made rye Old Fashioned--does just that. While not the best Old Fashioned we've ever tasted, Hochstadter's is pleasantly full-flavored and more than palatable. Slow & Low sets out to be a cocktail for whiskey drinkers, which explains the 84 proof, extra dry content and the dominant rye warmth. But the brand also carries a historic past.
Slow & Low is inspired by their own take on the Rock and Rye, a 19th century bar staple where tenders would pair rock candy with rougher whiskey to take the edge off. Hochstadter's perfected a pre-made version and began distributing bottles of it in 1884. Now, with Slow & Low, aged rye whiskies are blended with air-dried naval orange peel, raw honey and the horehound herb. All are stirred slowly over a low-burning fire, allowing the ingredients to integrate. The quality of the components contributes to the overall success of the concoction.
The most important element, however, is Slow & Low's twofold ease. First, you can drink it neat or over ice. Simply pour and enjoy. Second is the cocktail's smoothness, which allows for widespread drinkability; people afraid of whiskey need not fear the Slow & Low. This Cooper Spirits launch brings a classic cocktail to your liquor cabinet without any fuss. A direct and effortless take on a complex mixed spirit, Slow & Low is ready as soon as it's uncapped.