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TINCUP American Whiskey

TINCUP American Whiskey

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The spirit industry just keeps growing. Sorting out all the new releases is often a daunting task. So when something piques our interest, we like to share it with our readers. Here’s one such release – TINCUP American Whiskey. TINCUP was created by Jess Graber, founder of Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey. We’re big fans of the smoky Stranahan’s, so TINCUP offers something intriguing to American whiskey drinkers.

TINCUP is made from a blend of corn, rye and malt. Aged in new charred American white oak barrels, it is bottled at 84 proof in Colorado using pure Rocky Mountain water. According to the makers, on the nose, TINCUP evokes notes of citrus, black pepper and ginger snaps. On the palate, TINCUP suggests rye spice, cinnamon and caramel.


TINCUP honors Colorado’s first whiskey drinkers, the pioneering, hardscrabble miners of the mid-19th century who sought their fortunes in the state’s gold rush. It is named for Tincup, an old mining town in Gunnison County, Colorado, which itself was named for the tin cups used by miners. TINCUP salutes this heritage with its rugged hexagonal bottle that is deeply embossed and suggests the Rocky Mountains. Its closure is an actual tin cup that can be used for sipping and sharing. TINCUP’s high rye content makes it more assertive and flavorful than ordinary bourbons.

“I wanted to create an authentic American whiskey that combines the best Midwestern grains with Colorado’s incomparable pure water,” says Graber. “Given its high rye content, I think that TINCUP will appeal to whiskey drinkers who want a bolder, spicier taste. It’s a great sipping whiskey, neat or with a few ice cubes, and also makes a good base for classic cocktails like the Manhattan and the Old Fashioned.”

TINCUP is rolling out in Colorado, Arizona, California, Illinois, New York, Texas, and Washington.

Cost of a bottle is $28.

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