BRAND: 115.9-proof (57.95% A.B.V.), True Single Barrel, Crop 2018
COLOR: Medium auburn
AROMA: Elderflower, preserved lemon, cherry, licorice, light rye spice and wood notes that are underneath
TASTE: Dried papaya, apricots, orange, vanilla, caramel, black pepper, hints of oak and rye spice subtly throughout
FINISH: Strong, balanced finish with lingering toasted vanilla, candied black licorice and honey, with subtle rye spice
INFO: Kentucky-based non-distilling producer, Pinhook, appeared on the crowded American whiskey stage back in 2014; since that time they’ve released annual, limited bottlings of sourced bourbon and rye reportedly from MGP. The distillery’s name comes from a term that describes the practice of purchasing yearling horses and selling them when they’re race-ready.