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Pinhook

Hard Rye Guy Crop '21 (0.75l, 49%)
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Pretty Fly for a Hard Rye Guy.

A sommelier, Master Taster, and his wife walk into a bar. Yup, all this started at the renowned Per Se restaurant in New York. Since the team of friends behind Pinhook made it there, their Rye can make it anywhere. There's the Castle & Key Distillery, where the master-blending happens somewhere on the crossroads of Kentucky horse racing heritage, winemaking, and Whiskey enthusiasm. The term 'pinhooking' refers to buying thoroughbred horses based on their pedigree and selling them when they mature. The unique and quite saturated story behind the said liqueur is inspiring, but more importantly, it delivers a magnificent taste.

The '21 Pinhook flagship Rye release is meticulously crafted and proofed over 2 years from the brand's 'proprietary' mash bill of 20% corn, 20% malted barley, and 60% rye by Sean Josephs - the founder of Pinhook. Each year they release a vintage Rye of the moment with a young thoroughbred on the label.

The 'Crop '21' is bursting with aromas of apricot, cinnamon, and eucalyptus notes. What follows is a rich palate of candy, caramel, and orange peels. One thing is for sure. This bottle comes for you with a noticeable amount of information, but the dram itself is simply delicious. It (only) took two years to develop this small-batch expression. Give it a try, and this way, you'll have a horse in the Kentucky Whiskey race too!

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Appearance / Color
Honey

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Orange blossom, eucalyptus

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Licorice, caramel, orange peel

Finish
Rich, smooth
 

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Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
"Remember that iconic poster from World War II showing Rosie the Riveter as a patriotic American woman doing her part for the war effort? Well, hundreds of businesses did their part too, and the Bourbon distillers stepped right up with ‘em.

Distilleries all over Kentucky and Tennessee were re-tooled to distill fuel alcohol and ferment penicillin cultures to treat wounded soldiers."
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
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Character Dogson
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
"Remember that iconic poster from World War II showing Rosie the Riveter as a patriotic American woman doing her part for the war effort? Well, hundreds of businesses did their part too, and the Bourbon distillers stepped right up with ‘em.

Distilleries all over Kentucky and Tennessee were re-tooled to distill fuel alcohol and ferment penicillin cultures to treat wounded soldiers."
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
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