"Old Potrero 18th Century Style Whiskey is the re-creation of the original whiskey of America. This release was distilled in a small copper pot still at the distillery on San Francisco's Potrero Hill, from a mash of 100% rye malt. Rye was the grain of choice for America's first distillers, and using a mash of 100% rye malt produces a uniquely American whiskey."
"It was found that handmade oak barrels, lightly toasted in the traditional manner, impart a wonderfully subtle flavor to the 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, several uncharred oak barrels were chosen-both new and used-to achieve the balanced complexity that complements this whiskey's traditional heritage."
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Old Potrero is an attempt to recreate the original whiskey of America, and marks the return of pot-distilled whiskey in the United States. It's distilled in a small copper pot still at the Hotaling & Co. Distillery on San Francisco's Potrero Hill from a mash of 100% rye malt, with rye being the grain of choice for America's first distillers.