Pinhook Flagship Rye Bottle
Pinhook Flagship Rye Bottle


Flagship Rye

Hard Rye Guy

  • Rye


  • Corn


  • Malted Barley


  • Proof


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 was crafted using Pinhook's 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 Blender.

Horse Details

Hard Rye Guy

Foaled February 21, 2018

Owned by Bourbon Lane Stables 

Bred by Godolphin & John R. Penn 

TB, CH, C 

16.2 Hands 

Bred in Kentucky 

Our 2021 Rye is paired with Hard Rye Guy, son of Hard Spun and La Pomme D'Amour, by Flower Alley.

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. Our partner, Jamie Hill, at Bourbon Lane Stables is looking forward to an exciting summer 2021 campaign for Hard Rye Guy.
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