The taste of a whiskey largely depends on the quality of water used to cut it down to proof. This is why we cut our whiskey to proof with Rocky Mountain spring water, and hand bottle it in Colorado. The result is a smooth yet bold whiskey fit for enjoying with friends in the great outdoors. Caramel in appearance. Aromas of citrus, black pepper, and ginger snaps. Flavors of rye spice, cinnamon, and caramel. Rye spice with a clean finish.
Tincup 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.
Founded by Jess Graber and originally introduced in 2014, Tincup American Whiskey is the company’s flagship product, and now 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.
NOSE : A waft of caramel combines with delicate baking spices and a hint of orange peel. The nose is quite light overall, requiring a deep inhale to pull out these scents. As a result it’s serviceable, but not necessarily memorable.
Tincup is a blend of two great American whiskeys, each aged in #3 charred oak barrels. “High rye” bourbon, distilled and aged in Indiana, is blended with a small amount of Colorado single malt whiskey. These whiskeys are then cut with Rocky Mountain water.