Old Potrero recently introduced Hotaling’s 11 Year Old Whiskey, a single-barrel, pot-distilled 100% malted rye whiskey aged in once-used charred fine-grain American oak barrels that previously held Old Potrero Straight Rye Whiskey. Hotaling’s Whiskey, which varies from other Old Potrero whiskies in the barrel-aging, commemorates the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire, celebrates San Francisco’s remarkable rebirth, and the A.P. Hotaling & Co. whiskey warehouse on Jackson Street that miraculously survived the disaster.
“If as they say, God spanked the town
For being over frisky,
Why did He burn the churches down
And save Hotaling’s whiskey?”- Charles K. Field
Read on to find out the answer…
Old Potrero Hotaling’s 11 Year Old Single Malt Rye Whiskey (100 proof)
Visual: Medium gold.
Nose: High, fine, keening notes of rye spice embedded in a rounded oak-laden distillate.
Taste: Amazingly smooth and well-balanced for a 100% rye. Easily one of the most temperate rye whiskies I enjoyed. The length of aging has done wonders to even out any possible roughness or fire, bringing an equity between the grain of the field and grain of the barrel. Lovely.
Finish: Long with hints of dark cherry, rye cracker, apricot and surprisingly, kiwifruit.
Overall: A winner in the rye whisky field. As always, the fine folks at Old Potrero have produced a stellar spirit. Highly Recommended.
GSN Rating: A+
For more information go to: Anchor Distilling