Hard Rye Guy
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The 2021 vintage of Pinhook’s flagship rye brims with aromas of apricot, cinnamon, and eucalyptus followed by a rich palate of candied licorice, caramel, and orange peel.
Each year, Pinhook releases a new vintage of bourbons and ryes. Every expression is the best representation of our barrels at that moment in time, and dedicated to a promising young thoroughbred. Through a combination of careful barrel selection, blending in small batches, and meticulous proofing, each Pinhook vintage has a personality as unique as the horse on the label.
The 2021 flagship rye release is the inaugural expression of Pinhook using our proprietary mashbill. Developed, distilled and aged over 2 years at Castle & Key Distillery in Frankfort, KY, our latest rye was blended and proofed by Sean Josephs, our Master Taster.
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Foaled February 21, 2018TB, CH, C
Owned by Bourbon Lanes Stables16.2 Hands
Bred by Godolphin & John R. PennBred in Kentucky
Our inaugural line of Pinhook Rye is paired with Hard Rye Guy, whose stunning portrait can be found on the hand-strippled head cut on the bottle's label.
Hard Rye Guy is a three-year-old colt, who is in the second year of his racing career, with 14 starts to date and total earnings of nearly $100k. Hard Rye Guy is Son of Hard Spun and La Pomme D'Amour, by Flower Alley. Our partner, Jamie Hill, at Bourbon Lane Stables is looking forward to an exciting summer 2021 campaign for Hard Rye Guy.