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Review: Tincup Straight Rye Whiskey

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Colorado’s Tincup has taken candy time increasing its choices through the years. They debuted with their American Whiskey in 2014 adopted by a 10-year-old American Whiskey in 2018 after which in 2020 this bottle, Tincup Straight Rye. Whereas the primary two Tincup whiskeys have been a novel mixture of sourced MGP bourbon and a small quantity of founder Jess Graber’s Stranahan’s whiskey, this rye expression is completely simple stuff. Contained in the bottle is MGP’s ubiquitous 95/5 rye recipe, aged a minimum of three years, and lower with Rocky Mountain spring water. Based on Tincup, this whiskey was “crafted to honor the unique rye recipes from the 1850s that have been loved by settlers and miners in Gunnison County,” the place the city of Tincup is situated. I’m unsure anybody on the Colorado frontier in 1850 was consuming something resembling 95/5 rye made in Indiana. However I assume why ought to that get in the way in which of fine advertising and marketing? Ideas observe.

The aroma is traditional for a youthful rye, shiny with lemon and contemporary oak. It’s grassy with out being too inexperienced, showcasing a wholesome spearmint notice that solely appears to construct in depth over time. The tell-tale natural notes frequent to this recipe are current someplace beneath the sweeter parts, however they recede shortly because the whiskey opens within the glass, changed by a skinny drizzle of caramel and a few light baking spice. Whereas the aroma reveals some mildly spectacular complexity, the palate has a tough time following swimsuit. It’s mild and skinny for many of the sip, bordering on downright watery in locations. That mentioned, it’s not with out some interesting, if subdued, flavors: a gentle rye spice, muddled mint, clove. A fleeting flourish of black pepper arrives on the end and simply as shortly recedes with tender baking spice and oak notes equally evaporating, forsaking nothing however a delicate, minty heat. Maybe this one might have used a splash of Stranahan’s, as properly.

90 proof.

B / $30 /

Tincup Straight Rye Whiskey




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