Pinhook Bourbon War Vertical Series 4yr Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Pinhook Bourbon War Vertical Series 4yr

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  • Distiller:

    MGP

  • Bottler:

    CJS Beverage Corp.

  • ABV:

    49%

  • Age:

    4 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: I’ll admit that this was a bit of a head scratcher. It is a bourbon, but in many ways, did not reflect as such. This is one that I would prefer to re-visit when it’s a tad bit older.
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  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: It's warming and spicy, with notes of vanilla, brown sugar, clove, and walnut, and finishing with hints of pipe tobacco. The concept of a nine year vertical is intriguing, and it is off to a promising beginning.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: If you do decide to go on this vertical journey, make sure you set a little aside from each year to compare. After all, 9 years is a long time away when it comes to the world of bourbon.
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: There’s zingy lemon and orange, rose oil, vanilla, cherry, and some herbal flavors on the palate, with more banana peel, candied fruit, and lemon oil on the finish.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Whiskey Consensus
  • Excerpt: Although not the most complex whiskey, Bourbon War 4 Year is still enjoyable and rich with flavor. Sometimes a one-dimensional bourbon is just what the doctor ordered.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: The finish sees some chocolate and vanilla, though the overall profile is on the young — and wood-forward — side. I’m definitely game to follow this whiskey for the next 8 years to see how it evolves.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Well done overall, a solid bourbon that’s performing very well, even despite the youth. Lots of great character here with plenty of dessert for the sweet tooth drinkers in the audience.
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  • Intro:

    A 4 Year old member of PInhook's Vertical Series, this rye whiskey was distilled at MGP and bottled by Pinhook, named after another racehorse.

  • Nose:

    Fresh and sweet, bourbon with a fruity edge. Sweet vanilla be a, honey, butterscotch at first with a hint of lime and melon. Not youthful, just sweets and fruits.

  • Taste:

    Sweet on the palate, moderate mouthfeel. Faint hint of bubblegum here, along with praline, toffee, some light pepper and a nice caramel set of notes.

  • Finish:

    Long finish, a bit spicier than the palate, with plenty of vanilla bean and creme brûlée to balance. Nice oak profile.

  • Overall:

    Well done overall, a solid bourbon that’s performing very well, even despite the youth. Lots of great character here with plenty of dessert for the sweet tooth drinkers in the audience.

  • Score:

    6

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