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Tin Cup 10yr American Whiskey

  • Distiller:

    MGP

  • Bottler:

    Tin Cup

  • ABV:

    42%

  • Age:

    10 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 95
  • Publication: Drink Hacker
  • Excerpt: All told, it’s a great bourbon — er, American whiskey — and at a good price, too.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: A moderately lengthy finish is warming and smooth, with lasting strains of sweet char and vanilla.
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  • Raided Score: 76
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: When every proof point counts, Tincup 10 seems to be just shy of being great. Instead the end result is a whiskey that is hard to hate, but also hard to justify the cost for.
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  • Intro:

    Distilled at MGP, this 10yr release is classified as an American Whiskey, and diluted with Colorado water for the Tin Cup brand. The branding is minimal and attractive, and it's good to see new releases hitting the market with clearer delineations behind their sub-category of whiskey. For 10 years old, this $60 American Whiskey hopefully brings some real character to the table, though the 42% ABV choice is a bit on the low side.

  • Nose:

    Sweet buttercream, peaches, brown sugar, tobacco and a touch of baking spice and clove. Reminds me a touch of allspice dram, syrupy maple and angostura bitters.

  • Taste:

    Medium on the palate, leaning a touch thin. Sweet butter cream, brown sugar. Plenty of baking spice, a surprising amount of oak. There's a lot of character here, which is surprising given the ABV but the tannin is well placed and there's plenty of great flavor here.

  • Finish:

    Long finish, baking spices, brown sugar, honey, toffee, cinnamon sticks and fresh cracked pepper.

  • Overall:

    I'm not often taken aback but this is pretty darn tasty. The proof could be higher, but it doesn't taste meek or thin, and there's an enjoyable dessert forward, oak backed profile here that's an easy sip. If you're bored of the usual bourbon profile or looking for something unique and interesting, this is worth a shot.

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
  • Our in house critic rates spirits on a scale of 0-10 (10 best) and is aggregated the same as external sources
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