Tincup 10 Year Old American Whiskey
Launched in 2017, Tincup 10 Year Old is the followup to the company’s Tincup American Whiskey which is referred to as the “Original.” The Tincup company is located in Tin Cup, Colorado, and like its sister company Stranahan’s, Tincup Whiskey is cut with Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Water. Tincup American Whiskey is a bourbon-style whiskey, combining a high-rye bourbon distilled and aged in Indiana, with a small amount of single malt distilled and aged in Colorado. Each whiskey used in the blend has been aged in char #3 barrels.
Tincup 10 Year Old is made just like their standard TINCUP American Whiskey bottling. The mash bill is 2 parts corn and one part rye with a splash of malted barley. Aged in American oak, char #3 barrels. It is brought to bottling proof with Rocky Mountain spring water. This release is available nationally, but with limited availability.
Tincup 10 Year Old American Whiskey is the brainchild of Colorado-based Jess Graber. A distiller as a hobby for 30 years, he turned full-time in 2004. A high rye whiskey, made with a bourbon-style profile but more powerful and spicier, the cap also works as a cup.
Tincup 10 Year Old American Whiskey is made with a mashbill of rye, corn and malt, devised by Jess Graber – who’s been playing around with distilling for the past 30 years and decided to make it his full time job. It’s brought down to bottling strength using Colorado Rocky Mountain water. The name comes from gold miners in Colorado, who used to drink their whiskey from a tin cup – as such, the lid of Tincup American Whiskey can be used as a drinking vessel.
Rich and sweet on the nose with nutty notes, nutmeg, green bananas, and caramel apples.
The palate echoes the nose with additional notes of cinnamon, chocolate and citrus peel.
The finish is smooth.