In the mid- to late-1800s when A.P. Hotaling’s liquor warehouse was the talk of San Francisco, the most celebrated whiskey in his stock was known as J.H. Cutter, an American whiskey that commanded the premium price of the day – an estimated $5 per bottle. In 2018, San Francisco’s Hotaling & Co., the importer and distiller formerly known as Anchor Distilling Company, introduces a reincarnation of that original whiskey – J.H. Cutter Whisky (using the spirit’s spelling of the day).
This blend of American whiskies brings together 73% sourced bourbon from Kentucky Bourbon Distillers aged 4.5 years, 17% Old Potrero 18th Century Style Rye Whiskey aged a minimum of 3.25 years, and 10% Old Potrero Port Finish Rye Whiskey aged 4 years.
“A.P. Hotaling was the original man of whiskey in the western United States, and with this release of J.H. Cutter, we seek to pay homage to his impact on San Francisco’s whiskey heritage, and celebrate a once great brand,” says Hotaling & Co.’s President & CEO Dennis Carr.
J. H. Cutter Whisky (96 proof)
Nose: Rich, fulsome nose of rye counterbalanced with a softer, but present corn distillate melded by delightful oak aging. Sweet, dessert-like and mouth-watering.
Taste: Retro-styled whisky that hits all the marks. Some spice, some char, some vanilla, some wood. Exceptionally balanced.
Finish: Medium long. Things tail off with a hint of maple.
Overall: A great whisky that is a welcome return to a traditional style.
GSN Rating: A
For more information go to: Hotaling & Co.