Pinhook Rye Humor
  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery MGP Indiana
  • Style Straigth Rye Whiskey
  • Alcohol 48.5%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • vanilla
  • caramel
  • honey
  • candied
  • toffee
  • tannic
  • woody
  • floral
  • sweet

Pinhook

Rye Humor (0.75l, 48.5%)
Price $54.99

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Character Goatson
A high-Spirited, three year-old Rye with perfume aromas and a classic flavor profile. 

The story of Pinhook Whiskey starts in 2014 with its first release. You see, each fall the folks in the newly restored Castle & Key Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky, create a single batch of Bourbon and a single batch of Rye. Each release is named after a thoroughbred racehorse coming up in the Bourbon Lane Stables — the horse’s stats are even printed on the labels. So each issuance is a bit different, just like each racehorse is different. It’s a great story and they sell out every year. In 2016 they refurbished the Old Taylor Distillery (mothballed in 1972) and are now bottling their first completely in-house Spirits.

Pinhook Rye Humor is the second release fo a Straight Rye Whiskey from Pinhook. It’s a Spirited 95% Rye and 5% malted barley. There is no age statement, but by definition we know it’s at least two years old and our inside sources tell us that it’s aged for three years in new, charred oak. The final product is bottled at 48.5% ABV, so it has plenty of oomph for sipping.

Smartass Corner:
It’s fun that Pinhook names their Spirits after real horses. Rye Humor the horse is a beautiful, dark walnut-colored colt born on April 7th, 2016. This is his first season racing, and he is 16.1 hands tall. His current jockey is Brian Joseph Hernandez Jr. and he’s owned by Bourbon Lanes Stables.
  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery MGP Indiana
  • Style Straigth Rye Whiskey
  • Alcohol 48.5%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Coppery Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aromas are light, perfume like, and lightly sweet with exotic florals, toasted wood, and lemon zest.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is lush and sweet, boasting classic tones of vanilla caramel and honey with preserved tropical fruits and black strap candies.

Finish
The finish lingers quite a while with chewy toffees and tannins. 
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What does Pinhook Rye Humor taste like?

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We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.

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  • vanilla
  • caramel
  • honey
  • candied
  • toffee
  • tannic
  • woody
  • floral
  • sweet
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Rye - think of it as Bourbon's edgier cousin. It’s known for what many call a spicy or fruity flavor. Rye (distilled from at least 51% Rye) is not on the sweet side and tends to have a spicier body. That’s why the character of a cocktail made from Rye, instead of Bourbon, is drier.
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
George Washington famously loved his Rye Whiskey. In fact, after he served as the first president of the United States, he returned to his farm at Mount Vernon and started a small Rye distillery of his own.
Rye sparked the first revolution after the American Independence. It was called the Whiskey Rebellion, and it arose when the government tried to tax Whiskey and enforce the taxation on distillers. The lesson here? Don't mess with a Whiskey drinker's dram.
In November of 2015, MGP announced its first ever house brand — Metze’s Select Indiana Straight Whiskey. It is a blend of their high-Rye Bourbons, named after the Master Distiller who retired that year. It is not yet available on the market.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Rye - think of it as Bourbon's edgier cousin. It’s known for what many call a spicy or fruity flavor. Rye (distilled from at least 51% Rye) is not on the sweet side and tends to have a spicier body. That’s why the character of a cocktail made from Rye, instead of Bourbon, is drier.
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
George Washington famously loved his Rye Whiskey. In fact, after he served as the first president of the United States, he returned to his farm at Mount Vernon and started a small Rye distillery of his own.
Rye sparked the first revolution after the American Independence. It was called the Whiskey Rebellion, and it arose when the government tried to tax Whiskey and enforce the taxation on distillers. The lesson here? Don't mess with a Whiskey drinker's dram.
In November of 2015, MGP announced its first ever house brand — Metze’s Select Indiana Straight Whiskey. It is a blend of their high-Rye Bourbons, named after the Master Distiller who retired that year. It is not yet available on the market.
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