Old Potrero "K&L Exclusive Barrel #13" 63.21% Single Malt Straight Rye Whiskey (750ml)

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Check out our first barrels under the new Hotaling brand instead of the old Anchor brand! Again, we've selected a pair of casks that showcase two different sides of Hotaling's flavor spectrum. Cask #13, while still big in proof and robustly flavorful takes a much more delicate approach than #12. It's beautiful and spicy, sweet and soft, and drinks like it's much lower in alcohol than it really is. Visit the elegant side of Hotaling.

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By: Jackson Lee | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/17/2019 | Send Email
Barrel 13 had a little more fruit notes going on and a roasted/toasted/malty/toffee/coffee thing going on that I couldn’t quite put my finger on but loved it. The nose had strong influences of oak, dried dark plums and sweet cherry’s; it really reminded me of Panettone, the Italian Holiday Cake. Turbinado sugar and hints of that roasted coffee undertones seemed to be the last ones on the trail. The palate carried over from the nose with Panettone again being the big player. Other notes of spiced cherries, prunes and just a touch of toasted caramel were also prevalent and quite delightful. The finish on this one was long and where I picked up on a lot of the roasted/toasted etc etc flavor that was hinted at in the nose and palate and also got a bit of cinnamon cookie at the very end.

By: Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/12/2019 | Send Email
It is very nice to be able to taste individual and unique single barrels of Old Potrero. Of the two offerings that are now in stock , they area both different from each other and very good. The barrel #13 is concentrated and rich, just layered with flavors and complexity. With a splash of water a hint of spice comes through. I think that one could drink this with or without water depending on what tastes one is looking for.

By: Stefanie Juelsgaard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/2/2019 | Send Email
I'm always super happy to support our local distilleries, and even more so when they put out a product like this! Old Potrero is consistently high quality and I love to taste 100% rye whiskeys, as you don't come across them all that often. It shows a lot of skill on the producers part to ferment 100% rye into a whiskey of this caliber. This is on the sweeter side for a straight rye and the classic rye spices are slightly more subdued in this cask, though I'm certainly not hating on that. It shows the versatility of the grain and the skill of Old Potrero to coax something this smooth out of a brasher initial product. At 63.21%, this isn't shy on the heat, but the sweeter fruit and spice profile help tame the burn.

By: Shaun Green | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/31/2019 | Send Email
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A wonderfully delicious and layered rye. It's amazing that the difference between this and the 13 is only the barrel. Softly sweet, and a wonderful cinnamon spice stand out -- it is very, very sippable, even neat. In fact, our lovely office colleague Frances took a small sip and immediately announced she was having a little more!

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Alcohol Content (%): 63.21