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Old Potrero Tasting notes and reviews

Issue 123 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 123

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Old Potrero

Brand
Old Potrero
Type
American Whiskey ~ Single Malt
Abv
62.10%
Region
California
Availability
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Michael Jackson

Nose
Very fresh vanilla. Syrupy. Spearmint. Anis.
Palate
Soft, smooth, texture. Very fruity indeed. Begins very sweet, like tropical fruits in custard, then becomes drier and rooty.
Finish
Big, robust.
Comment
Despite the 'Old', a new rye. The idea was to get closer to what the first American ryes might have been. I like the idea. Wins points for all-rye character and assertiveness.

Dave Broom

Nose
Aggressively young and feisty with high-toned, perfumed notes of lemon, new make, nut and honey.
Palate
Though intense, young and lean it sits nicely in the mouth thanks to the high proof. The rye fizzes like space dust.
Finish
Bone dry. Young.
Comment
Too immaculate for today's palate? Well-made, it's evident complexity needs more time to emerge fully. Bartenders love it, but is that down to its scarcity and price?
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