Pinhook Rye Vertical Single Barrel 5-Year - Selected by Seelbach's
Mash Bill: 95/5 Rye/Malted Barley
Proof: 110 proof
Tasting Notes: Dried cherries, maple syrup and some candied sweetness that's not indicative of a rye. The toffee adds a lot of interesting sweetness on the nose. The palate is a balance of vanilla custard and black pepper. The finish dries out but that's to be expected. It's a medium finish. But, I'm so consumed with the nose I quickly forget about the finish.
Every year, Pinhook releases a new bourbon and rye, each connected to a promising young thoroughbred. The whiskey in each release is the best expression of our barrels at that moment in time, and we blend and proof releases to be as unique as the horse on the label. The Vertical Series 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 to be blended and proofed creating the most balanced expression for the vintage. Join us on the journey beginning with our inaugural 4-Year-old bourbon and collect and enjoy the Vertical Series in annual releases from age 4 to age 12. The Rye Vertical Series will begin in the spring of 2020. Pinhook has allowed a select number of groups and retailers to be a part of the vertical series. With Each release we will select a barrel. This is our 5-year rye whiskey.