Pinhook Bourbon War 5Y Vertical Series - Selected by Seelbach's
Mash Bill: 75/20.5/4.5 Corn/Rye/Malted Barley
Source: MGPI Distillery
Proof: 113.1 proof
Bottle Count: 201 bottles
Tasting Notes: The nose is a caramel bomb. There are red hot candies are vanilla frosting. The has a spike of heat and quickly disburses to toasted almonds, cardamom, and creme brulee'. The finish is medium to long. It highlights some herbal and dried fruit notes.
Most are probably familiar with the Pinhook Vertical Series. This is the single barrel program within the Vertical Series. Every year Seelbach's is allowed to select a barrel from the corresponding Vertical age statement. This year we selected from a 5-year-old bourbon. If you're unfamiliar with the Vertical Series please see the information below.
The Bourbon Vertical Series is a unique opportunity to follow a group of 1,350 MGP bourbon barrels as they age from four to twelve years, and experience the arc of flavors throughout the nine-year journey. Every year, Pinhook selects 150 bourbon barrels from the lot and blends and proofs them to create the most balanced expression of the whiskey at that age. The Vertical Series began with the inaugural 4 Year release in 2019, and the journey continues through annual releases up to age 12. The Rye Vertical Series began in the spring of 2020.