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Drink Review: Tincup American Whiskey

Tincup American Whiskey is the brainchild of Colorado-based Jess Graber. A distiller as a hobby for 30 years, he turned full-time in 2004. A high rye whiskey, made with a bourbon-style profile but more powerful and spicier, the cap also works as a cup.

Tin Cup Colorado Whiskey Review:

The Tincup is not for the faint of heart. Grater’s creation is a spicier drink than even the usual number of whiskeys, with a powerful punch like a red hot chili. The top note is a bold molasses toffee, and the barrel notes are powerful. Grater has called on top Colorado cinnamon and strong pepper from the very top of the fort. I personally smell no distillate at all in this whiskey. Instead, I smell a cinnamon bomb of spiciness, jammy caramel, and a dark finish. It is like biting into a delicious aunt’s raisin pie. It is lovely and unfamiliar, but is also hard to develop a relationship with.

Tincup American Whiskey has a rating of 92 points out of 100 by Glenn Terry on his famous spirits.is the brainchild of Colorado-based. A distiller as a hobby for 30 years, he turned full-time in 2004. A high rye whiskey, made with a bourbon-style profile but more powerful and spicier, the cap also works as a cup.Tin Cup Colorado Whiskey Review: TheTincup is not for the faint of heart. Grater’s creation is a spicier drink than even the usual number of whiskeys, with a powerful punch like a red hot chili. The top note is a bold molasses toffee, and the barrel notes are powerful. Grater has called on top Colorado cinnamon and strong pepper from the very top of the fort. I personally smell no distillate at all in this whiskey. Instead, I smell a cinnamon bomb of spiciness, jammy caramel, and a dark finish. It is like biting into a delicious aunt’s raisin pie. It is lovely and unfamiliar, but is also hard to develop a relationship with.All-in-all, the Tincup American Whiskey did not blow me away. Spicier than I am wary of, it gives an uninspired presentation and an interesting cocktail, but the flavor and aroma are markedly different, giving the impression that the distiller has tried to do too much without making it work in the whiskey. I suspect that the additional spice from the top notes will outweigh the other tasting notes and diminish the overall experience, making the Tincup an awesome cocktail, but a tough drink for whiskey lovers.

Tin Cup Colorado Whiskey Review:

The Tin Cup is a high rye whiskey, distilled in small batches (12-15 barrels) that make the Tincup an anomaly. It is also proofed and bottled from a single barrel. The Tincup is a decidedly bourbon-like whiskey, taking the classic profile of a Tennessee whiskey up as far as it can go, but with a dash of spiciness from the mint and coffee flavors in the spirit. However, the high rye whiskey takes its character from the mint in the spirit. This is apparent from first sip. The Smell (I have the sample) is incredibly like chewing on a spearmint candy. As good as this is, it gets better with the garnish and the glass. The mint takes over the palate, and this is where the experience widens. The bourbon style is now a texture that the mind and the mouth can work with. The whole experience is focused on mint and a hot pepper. It is surprisingly jarring, but this is a whiskey that is all about the mint and pepper. The finish is relatively short, but is the only area of the drink that suffers in profile from the high rye whiskey. The tin (cup) analogy can be made behind the whiskey.

A dusty taste of a strong mint, this whiskey is as powerful as it is unique. Whiskey lovers with a strong mint taste of pepper and spiciness will enjoy this spirit. Personally, however, I was a bit disappointed with this drink. The mint took the experience of the whiskey away from me, making it feel a bit cold and generic. However, the barrel flavors are quite good. I suspect that while the aroma of this whiskey will not appeal to most whiskey lovers, the flavor of the spirit will satisfy the flavored whiskey fans, as well as those who like extremely spicy or minty whiskies.

Tin Cup Colorado Whiskey Review:

Only one year since it debuted, Tincup American Whiskey is already a Colorado favorite. The whiskey is distilled from Colorado-grown rye, drinks with a spicy flavor and distinct features of the rye spirit.

Written by Mark Adams

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