Peter Morrell is very taken with this U.S. Bourbon which gives a decidedly unique and different taste experience. Ideal as a Father’s Day Gift or to enjoy at any time of the year
I’ve been tasting TINCUP American Mountain Whiskey and have been highly impressed by what it offers, it’s a big step up from straight Bourbon, offering a bolder, spicier flavour
Created by distilling legend and true American mountain man Jess Graber, TINCUP American Whiskey is made from a unique blend of Mid-Western rye, corn and malt. Its unusually high rye content at 32% provides a much higher flavour profile compared to ordinary bourbons.
Aged in new charred American white oak barrels, it is bottled at 84 proof in Colorado using pure Rocky Mountain water.
TINCUP is a celebration of the rugged spirit of the Colorado mountain lifestyle. It is named after Tincup, an old mining town set on the Western Slope of Colorado, which itself was named for the tin cups from which the miners drank their whiskey from following a day in the depths of the Rocky Mountains.
TINCUP is attractively presented in a retro hexagonal bottle that is deeply embossed with mountain references. It is also closed with an actual tin cup that can be used for sipping and sharing the whiskey.. There is also a limited edition version available packaged in a old lantern (see below for details) .
In the bouquet there are notes of ginger and cinnamon with pleasant yeasty toast aromas. On the palate it is sweet and smooth with a mouth filling creaminess. There are strong elements of caramel toffee and spice with hints of smoke, dried fruit and Christmas pudding. The finish is strong and persistent and a long-living reminder of how good this complex whiskey is.
TINCUP is best enjoyed with friends for the perfect ending to any adventure. Sip neat or with a few ice cubes, or use as a base for classic whiskey cocktails like the Manhattan and the Old Fashioned. TINCUP is also perfect as part of a Boilermaker serve – with a pint or bottle of quality IPA or lager.
For something a bit different, try these other refreshing TINCUP cocktails:
TINCUP Colorado Gold Digger, a twist in a Whiskey Sour
- 50ml TINCUP Whiskey
- 20ml Honey Syrup
- 20ml Lemon Juice
- 2 dashes of Orange Bitters
Shake all ingredients and strain over cubed ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with a large lemon twist.
TINCUP Rocky Rose
- 50ml of TINCUP Whiskey
- Top up with Fentimans Rose Lemonade
TINCUP salutes its heritage by championing hard-working and industrious people and in this spirit,TINCUP will be conducting a nationwide search in 2017 to find a Barback Hero. The unsung hard-workers of the bar industry, without whom a drink wouldn’t even cross the bar. Follow the story here on Twitter: #herothebarback #barbackhero
TINCUP is available to purchase in selected nationwide Marks and Spencer stores, priced from £32 (70cl, 42% ABV). From May 2017 a limited edition lantern pack is available to purchase from 31 Dover, whilst stocks last.