Pinhook Library Series Bottle
Pinhook Library Series Bottle


Library Series

Bourbon Empire

  • Corn


  • Rye


  • Malted Barley


  • Proof


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.

Horse Details

Bourbon Empire

Foaled May 4, 2014 

Owned by Bourbon Lanes Stables 

Bred by Delehanty Stack Farm 

Dk/Br, B, C

16.1 Hands 

Bred in Kentucky 

The sixth release of Pinhook Bourbon is paired with Bourbon Empire, son of Majestic Warrior and Wittenberg Miss, by Smart Strike.

After being made eligible for the Triple Crown, 2017 promised to be Bourbon Empire's best year to date on the track, as his maturity and new tactical style will provided him with many showing on the board in Saratoga.
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