Old Potrero Hotaling's Single Malt Rye 16 Year
Anchor Distilling // California, USA
This new release of Hotaling's is a 16-year old whiskey, released in November 2016--20 years after Old Potrero's first rye whiskey release. This is a 100% pot-distilled single-malt rye whiskey, and a single-barrel release at that. It is bottled at 50% ABV after aging in once-used charred American oak for 16 years. Extremely limited, with 200 bottles nationwide.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typeused, charred American oak
"By using used barrels, the rye notes can make more of an impression without excessive smoke or vanilla. With this much time in the barrel, however, there are some lovely barrel spices and caramel sweetness to round out the whiskey. This is one to slowly sip. It has a nice brandied cherry finish on the end, just like if you'd taken one soaked in your Manhattan cocktail."