Tincup Whiskey Adds 10-Year-Old Bottling - The Whiskey Wash

Tincup Whiskey Adds 10-Year-Old Bottling

Tincup Whiskey is a sourced whiskey label based in Colorado that’s the creation of one Jess Graber, formerly of Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey fame. His unique bottle design has been one defining factor in helping his bourbon stand out on increasingly crowded whiskey retail shelves. Now he is at it again, expanding the brand to include a 10-year-old expression.

The new Tincup 10, according to those behind it, is another sourced whiskey with a mash bill of 2/3 corn, 1/3 rye, and a small amount of malted barley. It is aged in white American oak barrels for a minimum of a decade before being cut to 84 proof with Rocky Mountain spring water.

Tincup 10

image via Tincup Whiskey

“Distillers are always trying to design the best whiskey they can by refining their processes and developing new innovations,” said Graber in a prepared statement. “For Tincup 10, we threw away the lab coats and put on our leather jackets. This whiskey is made only using time in the barrel and traditional whiskey-making methods.”

This whiskey is now available nationally, pricing for around $55 in a bottle that mirrors its predecessor and features a rugged hexagonal bottle embossed with mountain references and a new black and red label. You’ll find official limited tasting notes below. The name TinCup, by the way, is said to be inspired by the tin cups used by miners in the old Rocky Mountain mining town Tin Cup, Colorado, from which the miners drank their whiskey after a hard day’s work.

  • Color: Dark amber hue
  • Nose: Cinnamon, pine, honey, freshly cut grass
  • Palate: Sweet pepper, leather and raisins
  • Finish: Caramel and biscuits
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