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Old Potrero Single Malt 18th Century Style American Whiskey (750ml) SKU #1090551

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K&L Notes

The fascinating spirit represents Anchor Brewing Company's attempt to re-create the original whiskey of America. This release was distilled from a mash of 100% rye malt in a small copper pot still at Anchor's distillery on San Francisco's Potrero Hill. Rye was the grain of choice for America's first distillers, and using a mash of 100% rye malt produces a uniquely American whiskey. Aging in handmade oak barrels that are lightly toasted in the traditional manner imparts 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 into a barrel shape. During this process, the inside of the barrel would become toasted--but not charred.) For aging, Anchor chose several uncharred oak barrels--both new and used--to achieve the balanced complexity that complements this whiskey's unique heritage.

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  • Andrew Whiteley
    By: Andrew Whiteley
    11/4/2016
    K&L Staff Member
    Fantastically smooth, supple, and full of spice. Most notably, cinnamon and nutmeg. It truly smells like Christmas in a glass. Warm and beautiful. The perfect complement to a hearty winter meal.

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