Hochstadter's Slow & Low Rock & Rye (84 Proof)
R.J. Cooper & Son // (bottled in) Pennsylvania, Multiple Countries
The base of this Rock & Rye is a blend of straight rye whiskies, varying in their age. There's a variety of traditional and modern flavorings, including citrus peels, rock candy, horehound, and raw honey. It is bottled at 84 proof.
Herbal/Spice LiqueursHerbal and/or spiced liqueurs make up a bulk of the liqueur family. Oftentimes the recipe or formula is top secret and decades if not centuries old and were created for “medicinal purposes.” Any type of liquor can form the base. Sugar is added prior to bottling.
"On the nose, there's an aroma that recalls strong black tea and old-timey cough drops. On the palate, there's plenty of lemon peel and mild vanilla with a dry and long finish of bitter herbs. Adding an ice cube is recommended. It could be doctored with some additional citrus bitters or sweetener, but ultimately, this stands on its own as a well-composed bottled cocktail. "