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Pinhook 'Collaboration #2' Bourbon
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Tasting Notes
"A nose of tropical fruit, aromatic spice, raisin, and chocolate leads to a rich palate of caramel, gingerbread, dark cherries, and licorice."

The Spirit
Limited-edition straight bourbon whiskey produced by Pinhook Whiskey in collaboration with Brooklyn Brewery Brewmaster, Garrett Oliver 65% of Pinhooks profits for this release will go to the Michael R. Jackson Foundation for Brewing and Distilling Column distilled at Still Austin Distillery in Austin, Texas, from a mash bill of 75% ... read more
Shelf Location — 46d
Size:750mL (liquor)
Alcohol by vol:59.5%
Store Item ID:#53064
Location at store:46d
Item Description
Tasting Notes
"A nose of tropical fruit, aromatic spice, raisin, and chocolate leads to a rich palate of caramel, gingerbread, dark cherries, and licorice."

The Spirit
Limited-edition straight bourbon whiskey produced by Pinhook Whiskey in collaboration with Brooklyn Brewery Brewmaster, Garrett Oliver 65% of Pinhooks profits for this release will go to the Michael R. Jackson Foundation for Brewing and Distilling Column distilled at Still Austin Distillery in Austin, Texas, from a mash bill of 75% corn, 20% malted barley, and 5% rye Aged 4 years Limited release of less than 3,500 bottles Non-chill filtered; 59.45% ABV

For the second release in Pinhooks Collaboration Series, brewmaster, author, and James Beard Award-winner Garrett Oliver collaborated with Pinhook founder, Sean Josephs, to pinhook barrels from Still Austin Distillery, one of the most notable up-and-coming distilleries in the US. This limited bottling not only demonstrates Pinhooks ethos to support distilleries they admire, but also supports Olivers Michael J. Jackson Foundation for Brewing and Distilling, which awards scholarships in brewing and distilling education to people of color in the United States.


The Spirit
Pinhook takes a winemakers approach to whiskey, inspired by Co-founder and Master Blender Sean Josephs time as a sommelier. Andr Hueston Mack is the founder and award-winning winemaker of Maison Noir Wines and was the first African-American to be named Best Young Sommelier in America by Chane des Rtisseurs. Sean and Andr met while working at the lauded New York restaurant Per Se and have been friends ever since. Their collaboration on two five-barrel batches, blended from the ten Wyoming Whiskey barrels Pinhook purchased in 2012, is a tribute to Andrs superlative palate, his long-standing friendship with Sean, and the inspiration Pinhook draws from the world of wine.

The Distillery
Pinhooking is a term used to describe the practice of buying young, thoroughbred horses, overseeing their initial development, and then re-selling them as race-ready champions-in-training. The Pinhook brand pays tribute to this practice and the parallels between investing in a horses potential and that of a young whiskey. Optimism, patience, and vision are paramount when training a young horse for future victory and aging whiskey until its ready to blossom in-glass.

Every year, Pinhook releases a new batch each of bourbon & rye; the whiskey in any given release intended to be the best expression of Pinhooks barrels at that moment in time. Blends and proofs change batch to batch to best highlight that releases unique attributes and can be thought of, quite appropriately, as a whiskey vintage.

The newly restored Castle & Key Distillery in Frankfort, KY, plays home to Pinhooks operations. Built in the late 1800s, Castle & Key was the original residence for Old Colonel Taylor. Recently, Pinhook has begun releasing whiskey crafted and distilled by Castle & Keyamongst the first distillates made there since its restorationand featuring Pinhooks carefully selected proprietary mash bills for bourbon and rye.
About Pinhook
Every fall Pinhook releases a new bourbon and rye, each of which is connected to a promising young thoroughbred horse. The whiskey in each release is the best expression of our barrels at that moment in time, and we blend and proof each release to be as unique as the horse on the label. The result is an annual vintage of Pinhook Bourbon and Pinhook Rye that become instant collectibles. And while it is impossible to know if the horse on the bottle will go all the way to the Kentucky Derby, there is no gamble on the quality of what's inside.


Pinhooking is an old Kentucky term for purchasing young thoroughbreds, holding them until they mature, and selling them when they are ready to run. Successful pinhooks – much like whiskey -- are made on instinct, experience, an appreciation of quality, and a little luck. We handcraft our bourbon and rye to reflect the richness of the Kentucky soil and the character of its beautiful horse country, where we run our operations out of the newly restored Castle & Key distillery in Millville, KY
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