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The Pinhook brand was founded by Sean Josephs who has an impressive background in the culinary scene of NYC. Some of his work includes roles at Char No. 4 and Maysville. He also opened Kenton’s in New Orleans. His love for food and Bourbon led to the inspiration for Pinhook. The rye is sourced from MGP in Indiana and the Bourbon is sometimes from MGP and other times comes from Castle & Key Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky. Sean works directly with Castle & Key to create custom mashbills and blends for some of his Bourbon releases.

The Vertical Series is a unique opportunity to follow a group of 450 MGP rye barrels, as they age from four to twelve years, and experience the arc of flavors throughout the nine-year journey. Beginning with this inaugural vintage, Pinhook will blend a new batch of approximately 50 rye barrels each spring and set a proof to maximize the balance and complexity of the whiskey at that age.


95% Rye / 5% Malted Barley

Brand Tasting Notes: With an additional year of age, this 6-year-old rye brims with aromas of juniper, dried apricot, cardamom, and ginger cookie dough. These transition to a rich palate of eucalyptus, chocolate, clove, and toasted pecans.

  • Bottle Size750
  • DistilleryPinhook
  • StyleRye Whiskey
  • RegionKentucky
  • Age6
  • ABV54%
  • Country of OriginUnited States
  • Cask StrengthYes
  • Cask TypeNew Charred American Oak
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