Tribeca’s Brandy Library has long been a sophisticated retreat, wowing guests with a massive spirits selection and well-wrought libations. It has since spawned the equally elegant but petite-sized Copper & Oak on the Lower East Side. Although the sexy amber-lit space—flaunting walls crafted from one-time bourbon barrels—hews toward Scotch, it also turns up intriguing bourbon selections.
THE DRINK TO DRINK:
You will not be handed an extensive cocktail list to pore over, but you will be encouraged to try one-or two-ounce pours of such treats as Buffalo Trace’s Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch bourbon.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
There are a number of bars in the neighborhood turning out satisfying drinks made by bartenders feverishly shaking egg whites. This is not one of them. Consider it an intimate salon for whiskey geeks.