"Pinhooking is an old Southern term for the shrewd purchase of very young thoroughbreds. The best pinhookers are brilliant speculators, with powerful gut instincts honed by experience and a deep knowledge of lineage. Lovingly handcrafted and aged in Kentucky, Pinhook Straight Bourbon has in its DNA the richness of the soil, the warmth of goldenrod, the softness of the air and the character and manner of Kentucky horse country.
Each bottle harnesses the spirit of the pinhook—a little daring based on profound understanding of quality. And each release lot will be dedicated to a specific racehorse from Bourbon Lane Stable in Versailles, Kentucky, where successful yearly pinhooks are a way of life."
This straight rye whiskey has bright aromas of fresh apples, licorice root and cinnamon stick that give way to a deep and rich palate of brown sugar, candied black licorice, vanilla bean, raisins and dried apricot.
The Bourbon N Rye release is the first edition of straight rye whiskey produced by Pinhook. The traditional mash bill has over 24 months of barrel age on it. It was blended by Sean Josephs at Castle & Key Distillery in Millville, KY.