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    Hochstadter's "Slow and Low" Rock and Rye.

    This new product hit the shelves of the state stores a few months ago here in PA, and d*** is it good! 6 year old rye, horehound, honey, rock candy, and citrus peels all at a good 98 proof. This is TOTALLY different than the Jacquin's or Mr. Boston stuff. It's very lightly sweetened and it reminds me almost of some of the herbal teas I've had over the years. When my seasonal flu or cold comes around, I will use this as medication! This product is supposedly a reenactment of a pre-pro product from Philly and it is very unlike anything else out there. I would suggest getting a bottle for those times you want something sweet, yet out-of-the-ordinary to sip.


    Check out the website here: http://drinkslowandlow.com/
    If you have anything Michter's or Pennco and would like to sell it or share it with me, please let me know.

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    Re: Hochstadter's "Slow and Low" Rock and Rye.

    Sounds great. We get in the British candy shops here something called horehound candy, I'll bet you could infuse that in rye whiskey and add honey, citrus peel and more sugar if needed.

    A good rock and rye is great on its own as a specific or mixed with regular whiskey 50/50. Will watch for this one.

    Gary

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    Re: Hochstadter's "Slow and Low" Rock and Rye.

    They have a track record, Cooper Spirits, same folks who bring us St. Germain. I'll certainly buy a bottle to try. So, another LDI rye out in the wild ?
    Thad

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    Re: Hochstadter's "Slow and Low" Rock and Rye.

    I finally cracked my bottle. To me it is pure liquid candy, a cross between tutti frutti and bubblegum ice cream. Very unique. Not an everyday pour, but glad I picked up a bottle. The mint from the rye, citrus, and honey flavors fit well together. Its good to sip, but would likely be dynamite in a mixed drink.

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    Re: Hochstadter's "Slow and Low" Rock and Rye.

    I am guessing this is not for sale in Michigan. Sounds tasty.

    Best regards, Tony

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    Re: Hochstadter's "Slow and Low" Rock and Rye.

    Quote Originally Posted by aea6574 View Post
    I am guessing this is not for sale in Michigan. Sounds tasty.

    Best regards, Tony
    I think it is, actually. A month or so ago I was perusing the rye shelf at a local grocery store and some distributor-type person raved about it and then pretended to buy one in front of me.
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    Re: Hochstadter's "Slow and Low" Rock and Rye.

    I bought mine in Livonia.

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    Re: Hochstadter's "Slow and Low" Rock and Rye.

    Well all righty then, guess I am heading to Livonia today. Thanks.

    Best regards, Tony

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    Re: Hochstadter's "Slow and Low" Rock and Rye.

    Got a bottle this week, good stuff.

    When I look at their crazy website it talks about 84 proof. Have they lowered from the 98 I got or do they have two offerings?

    Best regards, Tony

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    Re: Hochstadter's "Slow and Low" Rock and Rye.

    Interesting website. It's totally different than the one they had even a few months ago. I'm trying to figure out what's going on. It may be dropping in proof though. I think you may be right on that.
    If you have anything Michter's or Pennco and would like to sell it or share it with me, please let me know.

 

 

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