Old Potrero Single Malt Straight Rye Whiskey - Sendgifts.com
Old Potrero Single Malt Straight Rye Whiskey

Old Potrero Single Malt Straight Rye Whiskey

$159.98

This Old Potrero Whiskey was aged in new handmade fine grain charred American oak barrels. In traditional barrel making, the cooper heats the staves over a fire of oak chips, allowing them to be bent and formed into a barrel. During this process, the inside of the barrel becomes lightly toasted.

The brewery that would become Anchor was founded in 1871 by Gottlieb Brekle, with the Anchor name appearing in 1896 following the sale of the brewery. According to their website, Anchor saw a lot of ups and downs over the years, including the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, Prohibition, and several ownership and location changes. In 1965, Fritz Maytag purchased Anchor to save it from bankruptcy and in 1977, moved Anchor to its current Potrero Hill location.

Appearance: Dark gold.

Nose: Like you walked into a candy store, but a good one. Twizzlers—especially the pull & peel kind—red hots, red foil-covered chocolate cherries. Also orange peel, and then a note of spruce. It’s complex and delightful.

Palate: Red hot candies, cinnamon, and cherry give way to a smooth, nutty finish. There is lingering heat, but no burn. A little piney, menthol but it all somehow works very, very well.

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Description

Old Potrero Whiskey is a bit of an iconic brand – it was a micro distillery opened out of the Anchor brewery in 1993! So, they were a bit ahead of the times. It is a single malt rye, not something you see too often – although a number of big distilleries in Canada still make it, but it’s rarely fully as that. The barrels that are used to mature this, notably, are seasoned for 24 months which allows the tannins in the wood to break down into other flavour compounds. This straight rye whiskey was aged in new handmade fine grain charred American oak barrels.

Category Rye
Region California
Brand Old Potrero
Alcohol/vol 48.5%
Proof 97.00

Additional information

Weight 750 lbs