Reviewed on 2021-02-17
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Rating 92
Style
American Whiskey
Whiskey
Produced In United States
ABV 57%
Availability Year Round
Price $55.00 

Pinhook ‘Bourbon War’ Vertical Series 5 Year Review

Here's an ongoing experiment bourbon lovers can geek out over. Pinhook’s Vertical Series tracks the evolution of 1,350 barrels of sourced MGP bourbon, releasing a 150-barrel batch from that lot each year. This, the second of nine planned releases, shows a distinctive change from last year's release. Twelve extra months in barrel have transformed light, tropical aromas to heady, ripe fruit. The extra time in barrel has also brought the spice of the high-rye mash bill to the fore and added rich, caramel notes. Let's see what next year brings! 

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Pinhook ‘Bourbon War’ Vertical Series 5 Year
Here's an ongoing experiment bourbon lovers can geek out over. Pinhook’s Vertical Series tracks the evolution of 1,350 barrels of sourced MGP bourbon, releasing a 150-barrel batch from that lot each year. This, the second of nine planned releases, shows a distinctive change from last year's release. Twelve extra months in barrel have transformed light, tropical aromas to heady, ripe fruit. The extra time in barrel has also brought the spice of the high-rye mash bill to the fore and added rich, caramel notes. Let's see what next year brings! 

Reviewed On: 02-17-2021
92
POINTS
Pinhook ‘Bourbon War’ Vertical Series 5 Year
Here's an ongoing experiment bourbon lovers can geek out over. Pinhook’s Vertical Series tracks the evolution of 1,350 barrels of sourced MGP bourbon, releasing a 150-barrel batch from that lot each year. This, the second of nine planned releases, shows a distinctive change from last year's release. Twelve extra months in barrel have transformed light, tropical aromas to heady, ripe fruit. The extra time in barrel has also brought the spice of the high-rye mash bill to the fore and added rich, caramel notes. Let's see what next year brings! 

Reviewed On: 02-17-2021