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Bourbon Whiskey, 'Vertical Series, Bourbon War - 4 Year', Pinhook

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 the promise of a young whiskey. Optimism, patience, and vision are paramount when training a horse for future victory and aging whiskey until its ready to blossom in-glass. Every year Pinhook releases a new bourbon and rye with each release representing the best expression of Pinhook’s barrels at that moment in time, blended and proofed to be as unique as the horse on the label.

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Tasting Notes

The Vertical Series by Pinhook is a one-time opportunity to follow a group of barrels, all filled within months of each other, as they age. Every year over the next 9 years, Pinhook will select 150 bourbon barrels and 50 rye barrels (the Rye Vertical Series will begin in Spring 2020) to be blended and proofed creating the most balanced expression for the vintage. The journey begins with this inaugural release of 4-year-old bourbon. This straight bourbon at 49% ABV has a bright nose of tropical fruit, butterscotch, and cedar, leading to a rich palate of dried fig, cocoa, roasted peanut, and clove. We look forward to seeing how this whiskey matures over the next several years and releases!

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