TinCup Adds A Rye Whiskey To Its Line Up - The Whiskey Wash

TinCup Adds A Rye Whiskey To Its Line Up

By Nino Marchetti / January 23, 2020

The TinCup whiskey label out of Colorado was originally created by one Jess Graber, who began distilling almost 40 years ago and is known for being one of the co-founders of Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey. The first bottling was an American whiskey with a bourbon-style profile, and now joining it is a new rye expression.

The new TinCup Rye Whiskey, according to those behind it, is described as a straight rye whiskey that’s been distilled and aged for three years before being cut to proof with Rocky Mountain water. It is said it is crafted to “honor the original rye recipes that were enjoyed by settlers and miners in Gunnison County.” This county holds the namesake community of this whiskey, a mining town founded there in 1879 where, reportedly, “following a day within the depths of the mines, the resident workers of Tin Cup would often watch the sun go down with rye whiskey in hand.”

“TinCup Rye is a salute to American whiskey tradition,” said Graber in a prepared statement. “In the early days before prohibition, rye was the predominant spirit available and the drink of choice for Colorado’s mining pioneers. Our newest whiskey is a toast to those bold individuals and their partners in adventure and exploration.”

TinCup Rye Whiskey

TinCup Rye Whiskey (image via TinCup)

The whiskey is bottled at 45% ABV and is set to be available nationwide for a price of around $30 per 750 ml bottle. You’ll find official tasting notes below for your consideration.

  • Color: Golden amber
  • Nose: Sweet vanilla and fresh tobacco
  • Palate: Smooth, bold and even spice
  • Finish: Lingering caramel and silky tannic mouthfeel