Cooper’s Craft is a relatively new brand from Brown Forman, the owners of Jack Daniel’s, Old Forester, and Woodford Reserve among others. This bourbon is meant to celebrate Brown Forman’s in-house barrel-makers, called Coopers, who go through the slow and challenging process of turning pieces of oak wood into barrels that magically transform unaged moonshine into whiskey. If you’re curious, my Buffalo Trace Mash #1 vs Stagg Jr comparison provides more detail into just how much influence barrels and aging have on whiskey (spoiler alert: it’s a lot).
Like Jack Daniel’s, Cooper’s Craft is also charcoal filtered. Instead of maple, Cooper’s Craft uses beech and birch charcoal, which is supposed infuse something that maple may not, but I can’t say for sure. In this Cooper’s Craft review, let’s find out if this bourbon will make the Coopers proud.