Cooper Spirits’ Slow & Low Adds A New Coffee Variant

By Hannah Kanik / October 16, 2021

Cooper Spirits recently announced “Slow & Low Coffee Old-Fashioned,” the first-ever expansion of its iconic Slow & Low brand. 

The new expression, which will expand nationally this fall, was inspired by Café Brûlot, the classic coffee drink from New Orleans where the brand first launched. It was produced in partnership with Intelligentsia Coffee, a specialty coffee pioneer, and is noted by the brands as the first bottled coffee cocktail that uses real, expertly brewed coffee from a renowned roaster.

The Slow & Low Coffee Old-Fashioned is sold at a suggested retail price of $26.99 at an ABV of 40%. It contains a blend of straight rye whiskey aged two years; Intelligentsia Cold Coffee made from a blend of coffees from Ethiopia, Guatemala and Peru; raw honey; demerara cane sugar; aromatic bitters and orange peel.

Slow & Low Coffee Old-Fashioned

Slow & Low Coffee Old-Fashioned (image via Cooper Spirits)

The development of Slow & Low Coffee Old-Fashioned was spearheaded by Chad Solomon, the company’s Director of Trade Advocacy and Innovation. Solomon was also directly involved in the creation of the original Slow & Low. It took about 60 iterations of Slow & Low Coffee Old-Fashioned to achieve what’s described as the optimal balance between the ingredients and reach the sensory targets for aroma and mouthfeel.

“Slow & Low is more than a bottled cocktail, it’s a lifestyle, a complete mindset that celebrates a free spirit, the will to push boundaries and create new discoveries,” Solomon said in a prepared statement. “We were excited to collaborate with them, thereby innovating on both coffee culture and Slow & Low to bring a new version of the classic coffee cocktail, Café Brûlot, to life. Bold, bright and brimming with baking spice, our Slow & Low Coffee Old-Fashioned is made from a base of straight rye whiskey and thoughtfully sourced and extracted Intelligentsia Cold Coffee that is lightly sweetened with raw honey and demerara cane sugar, modified with aromatic bitters, and pointed up with navel orange peel. It clocks in at a muscular 80 proof and is devilishly delicious.”

Cooper Spirits and Intelligentsia Coffee chose to make the cocktail with Intelligentsia’s Cold Coffee blend. 

The Slow & Low brand is available in bottled and canned expressions, including Slow & Low Rock & Rye and Slow & Low Coffee Old-Fashioned.

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