Just over the Delaware River sits Cooper River Distillers. Wait… that’s not a brewery! We know… but it’s a must visit stop on the Philly Brew Tours. James Yoakum, the master distiller and founder of Cooper River Distillers, is collaboration with local Philadelphia Breweries to create a very unique and beer centric liquor. Yes, he’s take local beer and distilling it! Imagine a rye whiskey with a hop spruce finish that was distilled from an IPA. Cooper River’s first product was Petty’s Island Rum – in April of 2014, and then they added Driftwood Dream Spiced Rum, Rye Oak Reserve Aged Rum, and Silver Fox Rye to the lineup in early 2015. We can’t wait for some unique New Jersey brandy, bourbon whiskey, and rye whiskey from these folks. Who’s ready for hand-crafted beer-skey cocktail!