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.
We have found that handmade oak barrels-lightly toasted in the traditional manner-impart a wonderfully subtle flavor to our 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, we have chosen several uncharred oak barrels-both new and used-to achieve the balanced complexity that complements this whiskey's traditional heritage.
The Anchor Distilling Company is dedicated to creating very small batches of traditionally distilled spirits of many types and styles. We also experiment with completely new products from time to time.
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