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Old Potrero Single Malt 18th Century Style American Whiskey (750ml)

SKU #1090551 90 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Aged two and a half years in lightly toasted barrels, this light amber whiskey offers an oaky nose and palate. The oak doesn't overshadow the flavor nuances, which morph from orchard fruit and pineapple to roasted grain, to a finish tinged with coffee and cardamom. (KN) Inner quote mark (1/2017)

K&L Notes

The fascinating spirit represents Anchor Brewing Company's attempt to re-create the original whiskey of America. This release was distilled from a mash of 100% rye malt in a small copper pot still at Anchor's distillery on San Francisco's Potrero Hill. Rye was the grain of choice for America's first distillers, and using a mash of 100% rye malt produces a uniquely American whiskey. Aging in handmade oak barrels that are lightly toasted in the traditional manner imparts a wonderfully subtle flavor to this 18th-century-style American whiskey. (In the 18th century, barrels were made by heating the staves over a fire of oak chips, allowing them to be bent and formed into a barrel shape. During this process, the inside of the barrel would become toasted--but not charred.) For aging, Anchor chose several uncharred oak barrels--both new and used--to achieve the balanced complexity that complements this whiskey's unique heritage.

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By: Andrew Whiteley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/4/2016 | Send Email
Fantastically smooth, supple, and full of spice. Most notably, cinnamon and nutmeg. It truly smells like Christmas in a glass. Warm and beautiful. The perfect complement to a hearty winter meal.

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