With and average age of 3 years and four months the 2021 vintage of Pinhook's flagship bourbon shows bright aromas of orange blossom, nutmeg, and fresh roasted coffee.These transition to a vibrant palate of butterscotch, toasted coconut, almond, and sassafras.
Malted Barley 10%
Each year, Pinhook releases a new vintage of bourbons and ryes. Every expression is the best representation of our barrels at that moment in time, and dedicated to a promising young thoroughbred. Through a combination of careful barrel selection, blending in small batches, and meticulous proofing, each Pinhook vintage has a personality as unique as the horse on the label.
Breaking with the standard approach to American whiskey, where barrels are blended to replicate an established flavor profile at a fixed proof every time, Pinhook sees each set of barrels as a new crop, shaped by the natural variations in the ingredients and the elements. Working in small batches, we craft each vintage to express the best whiskey rather than the same whiskey, and set the proof to optimize the attributes of that year’s crop.
Pinhooking is a term used to describe the practice of buying young, thoroughbred horses, overseeing their initial development, and then re-selling them as race-ready champions-in-training. The Pinhook brand pays tribute to this practice and the parallels between investing in a horse’s potential and that of a young whiskey. Optimism, patience, and vision are paramount when training a young horse for future victory and aging whiskey until its ready to blossom in-glass.
Every year, Pinhook releases a new batch each of bourbon & rye; the whiskey in any given release intended to be the best expression of Pinhook’s barrels at that moment in time. Blends and proofs change batch to batch to best highlight that release’s unique attributes and can be thought of, quite appropriately, as a whiskey vintage.
The newly restored Castle & Key Distillery in Frankfort, KY, plays home to Pinhook’s operations. Built in the late 1800’s, Castle & Key was the original residence for Old Colonel Taylor. Recently, Pinhook has begun releasing whiskey crafted and distilled by Castle & Key—amongst the first distillates made there since its restoration—and featuring Pinhook’s carefully selected proprietary mash bills for bourbon and rye.
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