Old Potrero "K&L Exclusive Barrel #3" Single Malt Straight Rye Whiskey (750ml) SKU #1377525

$99.99

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Tasting Notes

Old Potrero has finally begun a formal single cask program and we were so excited we bought 2! Barrel #3 is light's out. At 61.96% alcohol it is full throttle, no holds barred, 100% rye malt. Both barrels were double distilled on in traditional copper pot stills on 8/1/2012 and bottled exclusively for K&L on 7/27/2018, just 4 days short of their 6th birthdays. Who doesn't like to celebrate a little early? The whiskey entered its 53-gallon, extra fine grain American Oak barrels at 62% and that ABV pretty much held steady over the years. The result for barrel #3 is punchy, intense, and spicy, like a Red Hot wrapped in a Christmas cookie. You have two chances for barrel proof Old Potrero 100% Single Malt Rye, don't miss!

Staff Reviews

  • David Othenin-Girard
    By: David Othenin-Girard
    10/30/2018
    K&L Staff Member
    Well this is it. Kind of the end of an era. And we scored two of the most special barrels I've ever tried yet from these guys. Both casks come a lot closer to the insane and unavailable Hotalings offerings that are sold at 10-16 years old than the younger offerings that are regularly available. The power rye malt and six years in a new charred oak barrel are a heady combination. I found cask 3 to be the drier of the two showing tons of baking spice, minty woodsy tones, and a rich malty character that sets the Old Potrero apart from other modern ryes. Bold spicy and dry, there's almost nothing on the market quiet like these, but they easily rank as some of the finest craft whiskies we've ever sold. A truly special offer that is will never be available again under the Anchor label.
  • Andrew Whiteley
    By: Andrew Whiteley
    10/26/2018
    K&L Staff Member
    More in your face barrel spice and rye's dry and dusty natural character than barrel #9. This is no holds barred, take down whiskey. It will bang your teeth in with the intense baking spices, ripping proof, and robust barrel notes. The finish lasts forever due to the high proofs ability to carry the massive amount of flavor to every portion of your palate. There is no more intense and fully flavored rye on the shelf.
  • Neal Fischer
    By: Neal Fischer
    10/2/2018
    K&L Staff Member
    This rye smells high-octane because it is, coming in at a rather robust 123.92 proof. The nose is woody and intense with the smell of Red Hots candies. There's a big cinnamon kick with other spice notes of clove, cardamom, pepper, and a cedar wood quality. The taste mostly follows the spicy nose but with the addition of gentle vanilla, menthol, and a hint of salt.
  • Sean Fernandez
    By: Sean Fernandez
    9/18/2018
    K&L Staff Member
    Scrumdiddlyumptions. A marriage of the power of a George T Stagg and the grace and complexity of a Sazerac 18. Weighty and viscous in the mouth with deep rich caramel and cinnamon. Never as hot as the proof suggests and with a warming spicy finish inviting you back for more. Wonderful item to have on hand when the Antique collection is out of reach.

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