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  Anchor Distilling Company "Old Potrero" 18th-Century-Style Single Malt Rye Whiskey (750ml)
Anchor Distilling Company Old Potrero 18th Century Style Single Malt Rye Whiskey


 
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Product Code: S0429

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Old Potrero 18th Century Style Whiskey is an attempt to re-create the original whiskey of America. This release was distilled in a small copper pot still at our distiller on San Francisco's Potrero Hill, from a mash of 100% rye malt. Rye was the grain of choice for America's first distillers.

Handmade oak barrels--lightly toasted in the traditional manner--impart a wonderfully subtle flavor to this 18th-century-style American whiskey. In the 18th century, barrels were made by heating the staves over a fire of oak chips, allowing them to be bent and formed. During this process, the inside of the barrel would become toasted but not charred. The whiskey in this bottling was aged in both new and used uncharred oak barrels. The youngest was aged for one year seven months and the oldest for nine years two months, a blend of balanced complexity expressive of American whiskey's history.

Product of California
Alcohol by Volume: 51.2%

Average Customer Review: 2 of 5 | Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.


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Not what you are expecting April 9, 2014
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Boise, ID United States  
Old Potrero 18th Century Style Single Malt Rye is not what I could call a recognizable rye whiskey by today's standards.  I get the impression that they were very faithful to their best guess as to the recipe, method of distillation, and barrel characteristics but the spirit is so different from what we drink today that it is a bit off-putting.  In my opinion some of the congeners are similar to those found in inferior distiller's products - think plastic bottle college alcohol.  Maybe it is from the barrels.  Not mixable either.  I am not sure if I would purchase their other products, even if I could find them, if this bears any resemblance to those other whiskeys.

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