This release has warm notes and an expansive palate with an enduring finish similar to previous releases. Vanilla bean, caramel, and walnut mix with notes of roasted coffee bean and maple delivering a smooth and complex experience.
Every fall Pinhook releases a new bourbon and rye, each of which is connected to a promising young thoroughbred horse. The whiskey in each release is the best expression of our barrels at that moment in time, and we blend and proof each release to be as unique as the horse on the label. The result is an annual vintage of Pinhook Bourbon and Pinhook Rye that become instant collectibles. And while it is impossible to know if the horse on the bottle will go all the way to the Kentucky Derby, there is no gamble on the quality of what's inside.
The Bourbon Empire release is the same mashbill as previous releases but has about 8.5 years of barrel age on it. See if you can tell the difference that 6 more months of aging does from the Urban Bourbon.
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Foaled May 4, 2014Dk/Br B C
Owned by Bourbon Lanes Stables16.1 Hands
Bred by Delehanty Stock FarmBred in Kentucky
Son of Majestic Warrior and Wittenberg Miss by Smart Strike, Bourbon Empire was made eligible for the 2017 Triple Crown .
2017 promises to be Bourbon Empire's best year to date on the track, as his maturity and new tactical style will provide him with many opportunities in Saratoga this Fall.
aqueduct02/24/20176Allowance Optional Claiming6
Belmont Park10/26/20169Maiden Special Weight1