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Tasting: Pinhook Bourbon, War 2019 4 Years Old

Pinhook Bourbon

War 2019 4 Years Old

Pinhook Bourbon

Proof: 98
ABV: 49%
Style: Bourbon
State: IN
Price: $$$

Peggy Noe Stevens

Nose: A combination of anise and butterscotch with apple and oak. Almost marshmallow in with graham cracker.

Palate: Butterscotch with vanilla and back to the marshmallow and granola flair. White pepper and a rye spice to elevate with the heat.

Finish: Surround sound heat of spices with cracked peppercorn and ginger. Eventually tames and to sweet wood sugar.

Comments: This would make a killer highball with that ginger heat at the end, and I would take two.



Susan Reigler

Nose: Pecan pie with a scoop of caramel ice cream. Add wild blackberries and a cream soda as a chaser.

Palate: While the pecans are still very much present, the caramel takes a step back. Berries have run away, replaced by oak. 

Finish: Persistent black pepper on the tongue that doesn’t make it to the back of the throat.

Comments: A second tasting was rewarded with apples on the palate. Take your time and there may be unexpected depths. 



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