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HomeAlcoholOverview: Tincup Bourbon Fourteener - Drinkhacker

Overview: Tincup Bourbon Fourteener – Drinkhacker


Colorado-based Tincup is again with its oldest whiskey but. Fourteener is billed as a bourbon, in contrast to its eponymous bottling and Tincup 10 Years Previous, each of that are denoted as American Whiskeys, as a result of addition of a small quantity of Stranahan’s single malt of their ultimate blends. Fourteener is as an alternative a straight bourbon, made with the home type mash of roughly 2/3 corn, 1/3 rye, and a contact of barley, aged in new American oak.

Fourteener is called in honor of the 58 mountains in Colorado which might be over 14,000 ft tall — referred to as Fourteeners. This can be an annual launch, with every bottle celebrating a distinct mountain on the label. The primary launch for 2022 options Lengthy’s Peak within the Rocky Mountain Entrance Vary.

We not too long ago tasted Fourteener alongside different members within the Tincup lineup by way of Zoom, with distiller Jess Graber and Jason Levinson, whiskey educator for Proximo, guiding the way in which. Ideas on the brand new launch observe.

There’s plenty of wooden on the nostril right here, shortly transferring from there into a conventional baking spice profile, significantly heavy on cloves. Torched orange oil notes emerge with a while. The palate’s bought fairly a little bit of fruit to it, apple primarily, then one thing extra akin to applesauce — earlier than basic notes of vanilla and caramel begin to take over. Some nutty notes emerge late within the recreation — almond nougat, fairly candy — earlier than the whiskey leans again right into a baked apple fruitiness, virtually dessert-like. Cinnamon props up the end, nonetheless laced with fruit, with hints of bubblegum across the edges. The wooden character lastly makes a reprise late within the recreation — and it’s welcome, as a result of the whiskey would in any other case come throughout as slightly too sugary with out it. Because it stands, the steadiness nonetheless leans a bit closely in that path for my style, however candy tooths might properly disagree. Positively price evaluating to Tincup 10 should you can snag a bottle.

84 proof.

B+ / $70 / tincupwhiskey.com 

Tincup Bourbon Fourteener

$70

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