Old Potrero 18th Century Style Whiskey
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • grain
  • toffee
  • pecan
  • coffee
  • oak
  • butter
  • woody
  • pepper
  • rye

Old Potrero

18th Century Style Whiskey (0.7l, 51.2%*) *please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary

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A sweeter, smoother Whiskey made from malted grain.

Anchor Distillery is one of the very first small, craft brewing and distilling houses… ever. The original Anchor Brewery was founded way back in 1896 in San Francisco. It survived the famous earthquake, the Prohibition era, and several ownership changes. But in 1965 it needed saving once again. Fritz Maytag—3rd generation entrepreneur—stepped up. He re-marketed their iconic Anchor Steam beer and is credited with launching the micro-brewery revolution.

Fritz did not stop there. In 1993 he launched a new arm of the business, Anchor Distillery. Well, Fritz sold the business, and then that business sold off the beer business to Sapporo and — somewhat accidentally — lost the naming rights to “Anchor.” Barry Bros & Rudd increased their stake in the business and renamed it after the legendary original Anchor guy — AP Hotaling.

Back when “Anchor” was Anchor, they released a special expression Rye Whiskey to commemorate the hill in San Francisco where their distillery is located. Old Portrero 18th Century Style Whiskey is the continuation of that Spirit under the new name. It’s a Single Malt. But while we Whiskey-lovers are hard-wired to instantly think of barley, Single Malt doesn’t “have” to be barley at all. This is a single malt Whiskey and — if you think about it — malting rye makes a ton of sense. Rye-based whiskies are generally spicy and herbal and malting makes the mash smoother and sweeter. So Old Portrero 18th Century Style has all the flavor of a rye, but more.

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Hotaling & Co renamed the business after AP Hotaling — a Spirits dealer in San Francisco during the 1800s who is famous for his Whiskey and for his warehouses surviving the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906.

*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Medium Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Toasted grains and pecans

Flavor / Taste / Pallet
Toffee, warm butter, and coffee, with a little wood and camphor

Finish
Long, with pepper and oak

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  • grain
  • toffee
  • pecan
  • coffee
  • oak
  • butter
  • woody
  • pepper
  • rye
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Character Dogson
Rye Whiskey is made from mash that is at least 51 percent rye. The grain gives Rye Whiskey its spicy, sometimes peppery, and bitter flavor. It was a big seller before Prohibition, and after decades in obscurity, it’s fashionable again. Fun fact: George Washington distilled Rye Whiskey at Mount Vernon.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
An un-aged American Whisky is often called “white dog.”Sour Mash is the fermentation process by which a percentage of a previous fermentation is added to a new batch as a "starter" to get the fermentation going and maintain a level of consistency from batch to batch. A sweet mash means that only fresh yeast is added to a new batch to start fermentation.
George Washington was a man of many talents being both a military braniac and the First President of the United States. Interestingly, he also became the largest Whiskey producer in the United States after leaving the politics.
Tennessee Whiskey closely parallels Bourbon, but final filtering through sugar-maple charcoal (called the Lincoln County Process) is what some producers say differentiates them. Tennessee Whiskey’s finish is sweeter and smoother than Bourbon.
Corn Whiskey is a commercial product that must contain at least 80% corn, be distilled at less than 80% ABV (160 proof), and, if wood-aged, may be aged in either used or new un-charred barrels.
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Character Dogson
Rye Whiskey is made from mash that is at least 51 percent rye. The grain gives Rye Whiskey its spicy, sometimes peppery, and bitter flavor. It was a big seller before Prohibition, and after decades in obscurity, it’s fashionable again. Fun fact: George Washington distilled Rye Whiskey at Mount Vernon.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
An un-aged American Whisky is often called “white dog.”Sour Mash is the fermentation process by which a percentage of a previous fermentation is added to a new batch as a "starter" to get the fermentation going and maintain a level of consistency from batch to batch. A sweet mash means that only fresh yeast is added to a new batch to start fermentation.
George Washington was a man of many talents being both a military braniac and the First President of the United States. Interestingly, he also became the largest Whiskey producer in the United States after leaving the politics.
Tennessee Whiskey closely parallels Bourbon, but final filtering through sugar-maple charcoal (called the Lincoln County Process) is what some producers say differentiates them. Tennessee Whiskey’s finish is sweeter and smoother than Bourbon.
Corn Whiskey is a commercial product that must contain at least 80% corn, be distilled at less than 80% ABV (160 proof), and, if wood-aged, may be aged in either used or new un-charred barrels.
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