Pinhook Bourbon is the brainchild of Sean Josephs, proprietor of Char #4 and Maysville – If you’ve had the chance to drink at either joint, you know that Sean knows his Bourbon. Their vast, curated selection of whiskey is second to none. So who better then Sean to apply his knowledge, passion and connections to produce his own label of artisanal Bourbon.
Lovingly handcrafted and aged over 6 years in Kentucky, Pinhook Straight Bourbon has in its DNA the richness of the soil, the warmth of goldenrod, the softness of the air and the character and manner of Kentucky horse country.
The first release of Pinhook (only 10,000 bottles) is a limited batch bourbon distilled in Indiana and aged in Kentucky under Sean’s watchful eye. This bottling, and each future release, will honor an active racehorse — the name “pinhook” is an old Southern reference to the practice of shrewdly selecting promising racehorse candidates when they are still young. The apt namesake horse for the first release is “Bourbon Courage.”
“Bourbon Courage” is bright and elegant, balanced by toast and spice components thanks to a high portion of rye in the mash bill. All in all this is a super-delicious whiskey and an essential addition to your own whiskey collection. It will be fascinating to track and collect each of these unique bottlings as they hit the market.