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Pinhook Whiskey

Flagship Bourbon

Flagship Bourbon

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Region: Kentucky

Country: United States

Volume: 750ml


Pinhook's 2023 flagship straight bourbon whiskey is a testament to the brand's commitment to crafting exceptional annual vintages. Produced at the historic Castle & Key Distillery in Frankfort, KY, and blended by Pinhook's Master Blender, Sean Josephs, this bourbon presents a unique and fresh expression with each release, rather than aiming for a consistent profile year after year.

The mash bill for this vintage comprises 75% corn, 15% rye, and 10% malted barley, with all grains being non-GMO and locally sourced. Distilled in a Vendome copper column still and aged for a minimum of 3 years, this bourbon is proofed with ground-fed, limestone-filtered Kentucky spring water.

On the nose, the whiskey offers inviting aromas of butterscotch, dried apricot, and graham cracker. The palate unfolds with flavors of coffee, roasted peanuts, candied cinnamon, and crème brûlée, culminating in a warm and satisfying finish.

Bottled at a robust 50.74% ABV and non-chill filtered, Pinhook’s 2023 flagship bourbon embodies the brand's dedication to quality and innovation. Whether savored neat or as a standout ingredient in cocktails, this bourbon is a must-have addition to any home or professional bar.
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About Brewery

Pinhook Whiskey

Pinhook was established in 2010 by Sean Josephs, a renowned barman with a deep-rooted passion for American whiskey. Prior to launching Pinhook, Josephs founded iconic whiskey bars like Char No. 4 and Maysville in New York, and Kenton’s in New Orleans. As the Master Blender for Pinhook since its inception, Josephs leverages his seasoned palate, honed as a certified sommelier, to craft the brand's distinct whiskey profiles.

The foundation of Pinhook is rooted in a unique concept: annually releasing a new batch of bourbon and rye, each crafted to represent the pinnacle expression of their barrels at that specific moment. The blends and proofs are adjusted from batch to batch to accentuate the unique characteristics of each release, reminiscent of a whiskey vintage.

The term "pinhooking" refers to the practice of purchasing young, thoroughbred horses, nurturing their initial development, and then reselling them as race-ready contenders, with aspirations for a victorious run at the Kentucky Derby. Pinhook whiskey pays homage to this tradition, drawing parallels between investing in a young horse's potential and the maturation process of a young whiskey. Both endeavors require optimism, patience, and foresight to achieve the desired outcome.

Pinhook initially entered the market with expertly blended whiskeys sourced from the prominent and highly sought-after distillery, MGP. MGP-sourced whiskey remains a cornerstone of Pinhook's acclaimed 'Vertical Series' releases.

Today, Pinhook's operations are housed in the newly restored Castle & Key Distillery in Frankfort, KY. Established in the late 1800s and originally the residence of Old Colonel Taylor, Castle & Key is a historic site where Pinhook has begun releasing whiskeys crafted and distilled by the distillery. These releases feature Pinhook's meticulously chosen proprietary mash bills for both bourbon and rye, marking some of the first distillates produced at Castle & Key since its restoration.