Anchor Distillery is pleased to announce the release of Old Potrero Hotaling’s 11 Year Old Whiskey, a single barrel release of pot distilled, 100% malted rye whiskey aged in once-used charred fine-grain American oak barrels that previously held Old Potrero Straight Rye Whiskey.
“Old Potrero Hotaling’s 11 Year Old Whiskey exhibits an incredible intricacy and depth of flavor that reflects how rye evolves with extended barrel aging,” says Master Distiller Bruce Joseph, who has been part of the Anchor distilling team since it started as a secret project under Fritz Maytag in 1993, experimenting with creating rye whiskies in the style of pre-Prohibition distillers.
As the name implies, an 11 year old expression that’s been bottled at 50% ABV. Nose: aroma of pepper and rye spiciness with some sweet fruitiness on the back end; Palate: a bold introduction with a mouthfeel that is full, even, and very rich. The spiciness is substantial, yet balanced by a sweet burnt sugar note, toasted bread, and a lingering light oak.
Less than 200 bottles will be available for around $115 each, in California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Texas and New Jersey.