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.