TINCUP Whiskey Launches ‘Hero the Barback’ Campaign

Created by distilling legend and true American mountain man Jess Graber, TINCUP® American Whiskey is made from a unique blend of Mid-Western rye, corn and malt. Its unusually high rye content at 32% provides a bolder, spicier flavour profile compared to ordinary bourbons.

Aged in new charred American white oak barrels, it is bottled at 84 proof in Colorado using pure Rocky Mountain water. On the nose, TINCUP evokes notes of citrus, black pepper and ginger snaps. On the palate, TINCUP suggests rye spice, cinnamon and caramel.

TINCUP is a celebration of the rugged spirit of the Colorado mountain lifestyle. It is named after Tincup, an old mining town set on the Western Slope of Colorado, which itself was named for the tin cups from which the miners drank their whiskey from following a day in the depths of the Rocky Mountains. TINCUP honours this heritage with its rugged hexagonal bottle that is deeply embossed with mountain references. It is also closed with an actual tin cup that can be used for sipping and sharing the whiskey.
TINCUP is best enjoyed with friends for the perfect ending to any adventure. Sip neat or with a few ice cubes, or use as a base for classic whiskey cocktails like the Manhattan and the Old Fashioned. TINCUP is also perfect as part of a Boilermaker serve – with a pint or bottle of quality IPA or lager. For something a bit different, try these refreshing TINCUP cocktails:

TINCUP Colorado Gold Digger

50ml TINCUP Whiskey
20ml Honey Syrup
20ml Lemon Juice
2 dashes of Orange Bitters
Shake all ingredients and strain over cubed ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with a large lemon twist.

TINCUP Rocky Rose

50ml of TINCUP Whiskey
Top up with Fentimans Rose Lemonade

TINCUP salutes its heritage by championing hard-working and industrious people and in this spirit,TINCUP will be conducting a nationwide search in 2017 to find a barback hero. The unsung hard-workers of the bar industry, without whom a drink wouldn’t even cross the bar. Follow the story here: #herothebarback #barbackhero

TINCUP is available to purchase in selected nationwide Marks and Spencer stores, priced from £32 (70cl, 42% ABV). From May 2017 a limited edition lantern pack is available to purchase from 31 Dover, whilst stocks last.

 

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Tincup

Tincup

Jess Graber.

Not a name that many of you will know, but he is a man who has shown passion for distilling since the age of 22, and it’s all down to his neighbour. You see, when Jess’s neighbour moved, he left behind his 10 gallon still, resulting in Jess tinkering, learning the art and reading up on the craft, all whilst working a living. For the next 30 years, distilling was his hobby, until 2004, when he decided he would distil full-time. Tincup is his latest creation and follows up on the likes of Stranahan’s, but Tincup is what he believes is his take on an American classic.

Tincup has a predominantly high rye mash bill, aiming for Jess’s aim of creating a whiskey with a bourbon profile.  Midwestern grains are used and is made using new American white oak barrels, and cut with spring water from the Rocky mountains.

The name? A nod to the Colarado miners and first whiskey drinkers. They drank their whisky out of tin cups whilst they looked for gold. A bottle of Tincup comes with a cap which also acts as a tin cup vessel, so you can truly experience the miners delight.

So how does it fare? Well below, I give to you my tasting notes –

Tincup – 42%

A sweet, aromatic aroma on the nose, with a good blend of vanilla and rye. Sweet yet a sharp dose of vanilla on the palate, causing it to linger slightly. It creates a dry, spice finish. Incredible.

Wow.

Jess himself says the best way to enjoy Tincup is straight, or with a dash of water. I myself, wouldn’t want to add a single drop. This is one of the best rye whiskies I’ve tried and, as many of you know, I’m a big believer that if it has been created and bottled like that, it should be enjoyed in the same way. Tincup backs my theory with a clank of its lid. One to buy for sure.

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