Pinhook Vertical Series Bourbon War 4 year old
Proofed at 98, this straight bourbon whiskey has a bright nose of tropical fruit, butterscotch and cedar leading to a rich and vibrant palate of dried fig, cocoa, roasted peanut and clove.
Pinhook Vertical Series Bourbon War 4 Year represents the first release in a 9 year vertical series. Every year Pinhook will create a small batch from a set of barrels that was distilled in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. This will allow consumers to experience the slight nuances of how bourbon changes as it gains an extra year in the barrel. The series will eventually conclude with a 12 year old bourbon released in 2027.
For the inaugural year, 150 barrels were selected and were proofed to 98 proof, however the proof may vary year to year as the series progresses. Additionally, the price won’t stay consistent either. Each annual release will increase an estimated $5-10, taking into account the cost of storing the barrels as they continue to age.
The nose opens with a theme of smoke. Toasted marshmallows, barrel char, and toasted grain pop up front. Lingering beneath are hints of baked bananas, green peppers, and corn. While the scents don’t hit hard, it’s a surprisingly complex nose for a four year old bourbon. The smoke theme plays well and continues to draw you back in for more.
Easy to drink. Smooth. Fruity. Wonderful summer drink.
Peanut and Carmel sweetness that is smooth as silk. Delicious. Simply easy drinking bourbon that you’ll just keep sipping on till it’s gone. Didn’t think I’d like it, but it’s climbing into my top tier.
Wonderful and smooth. Nice nose and noticeable peanut and banana on the pallet.