Old Potrero 18th Century Whiskey
Staight Rye Whiskey Single Malt OLD POTRERO 18TH CENTURY STYLE WHISKEY is our attempt to re-create the original whiskey of America. This release was distilled in a small copper pot still at our distillery on San Francisco's Potrero Hill, from a mash of 100% rye malt. Rye was the grain of choice for America's first distillers, and using a mash of 100% rye malt produces a uniquely American whiskey.
It was found that handmade oak barrels, lightly toasted in the traditional manner, impart a wonderfully subtle flavor to the 18th-century-style American whiskey. In the 18th century, barrels were made by heating the staves over a fire of oak chips, allowing them to be bent and formed into a barrel shape. During this process, the inside of the barrel would become toasted-but not charred. For aging, several uncharred oak barrels were chosen-both new and used-to achieve the balanced complexity that complements this whiskey's traditional heritage.