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Old Potrero 18th Century Style Rye Whiskey

For Grappa lovers

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@Robert99Review by @Robert99

2nd Aug 2013

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  • Nose
    22
  • Taste
    22
  • Finish
    24
  • Balance
    23
  • Overall
    91

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Nose Overrype cherries (the type of cherries that have been for too long in a light syrup and start to turn milk chocolate brown), red tea, tequilla smoke (agava), nutmeg and winey. Taste Now a sip... The mouth follow the nose. First the spices then a wave of red winey tea grow in my mouth and I think "Grappa". While it is still there, little splash of nail polish and a droplet of orange appear and disappear rapidly. Finish The finish is like the beginning with the return of the spices (with some pepper for a moment and a hint of chili) overcoming the red tea And achieving a great balance with good lenght. Very beautiful... Overall This rye is for grappa lovers! It is so uncommoned whisky that I am sure a lot of you will hate it and will stop their drinking asking themselves where is the whisky in that dram! Their also some drinkers that will salute this drink by asking another glass as soon as they will finish the first. As for me, I love it but I am still puzzled by it, mainly when it is time to describe it to whisky lovers. Maybe I will deal with my confusion by pouring myself an other glass! Cheers!

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5 comments

@Victor
Victor commented

@Robert99, it is fun to read your review. Where did you find a bottle of Old Potrero? I am always looking for more.

Yes, Old Potrero 18th Century Style Whiskey is in a class all by itself.

7 years ago 0

@Robert99
Robert99 commented

@Victor, I was fortunate to find a bottle in NY last summer. Recently, I just let my whisky advisor at the state liquor store having a sample of it. He was so impressed with it that he will pressure the state buyers to get it for Quebec. So maybe in a near future, I will find it in Montréal. I want to add that the agava did?t last over the months. In fact, It vanished in about three weeks. But it is still an amazing dram.

7 years ago 0

@Victor
Victor commented

@Robert99, which batch/final-letter-on-the-top-label of 18th Century are you drinking now? There are two or more batches at 51.2% now. You can taste differences in all of the batches of Old Potrero.

7 years ago 0

@Robert99
Robert99 commented

The batch I am actually drinking is 10-RW-ARM-3-L. I am wondering if all batches have this overrype cherry taste?

7 years ago 0

@Victor
Victor commented

I've never noticed cherry. Then again I've never had any Batch L.

7 years ago 0

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