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Drink of the Week: Coopers’ Craft Barrel Reserve 100 Proof

One of our forever favorite relatives of the Negroni is the Boulevardier. A simple swap of bourbon in place of gin transforms the classic three-ingredient gem into an extra warming mix.

If you’re planning to enjoy a Boulevardier or two this Negroni Week, do yourself a favor and get a bottle of the Coopers’ Craft Barrel Reserve 100 Proof. Aged in chiseled and charred American oak barrels and bottled at 100 proof, this is a bold but balanced bourbon that gives up some warming vanilla spice notes that work beautifully with sweet vermouth and Campari. The charred barrel come across as a subtle, pleasant smokiness, and while this is a great bourbon for mixing, it’s also a satisfying sipper served over ice or with a touch of water.

We’re thrilled to have Coopers’ Craft as a sponsor of this year’s Negroni Week and supporter of Negroni Week nonprofit partner, The Helen David Relief Fund, which assists bar industry professionals who are battling breast and other forms of cancer.

Head to cooperscraft.com to learn more about their bourbons, and pick up a bottle online or at a local retailer.

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