Pinhook Bourbon War 6Y Vertical Series 118.5 Proof - Selected by Breaking Bourbon
Mash Bill: 75/20.5/4.5 Corn/Rye/Malted Barley
Source: MGPI Distillery
Proof: 118.5 proof
Bottle Count: 189 bottles
Nose: Cinnamon | Butterfinger | Summer fruit | Light anise | Toasted vanilla | Charred oak
Palate: Sweet, heavy caramel | Honey | Light spice starts to build up | Chewy
Finish: Sweet | Build up of spice | Orange citrus | Something anise-like | Medium length
You can read the full Breaking Bourbon write up here.
Most are probably familiar with the Pinhook Vertical Series. This is the single barrel program within the Vertical Series. Every year Breaking Bourbon 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.