Established in 2006 by Robert J. Cooper, a third-generation distiller, Cooper Spirits Co. is an independent producer of innovative, integrity-driven spirits. Cooper Spirits launched with the introduction of St. Germain, an artisanal French liqueur made from fresh elderflower blossoms – heralded as one of the most influential cocktail components of the last decade. Since then, the company has produced a portfolio of artisanal products, including Slow & Low – a pre-bottled Old Fashioned made with 13-year straight rye whiskey, navel oranges, raw honey, bitters, and a small dose of rock candy; Vatted Straight Rye Whiskey – a complex blend of straight rye whiskeys aged 4-15 years and curated from distilleries across America; Lock, Stock & Barrel – double distilled from a rare mash bill of 100 percent rye grain in copper pot stills with a “robust cut” selected by master distillers, unfiltered, then aged in cold weather for 16 years in newly charred American oak barrels; and Crème Yvette – a rich, berry fruit liquor called for by name as a cocktail component in vintage cocktail books since 1890. Handcrafted with raspberries, wild strawberries, blackberries, and cassis from the famed Aquitaine region, blended with violet petals from Provence.