SBC #31 Pinhook Bourbon Vertical Series “Blaze Year 1”

Breaking Bourbon Award Winning Single Barrel Club picks are selected by Breaking Bourbon, and whenever possible with the help of Patreon supporters. The bottles are made available to Patreon supporters first by pledge tier. If any bottles remain after all supporters have had an opportunity to purchase, they are made available to the public on a first come, first served basis. Each barrel is sponsored by a retailer partner, who sells the bottles directly to end purchasers.

Retailer Partner: Seelbach’s

Classification: Straight Bourbon

Company: CJS Beverage Corp.

Distillery: MGP Ingredients, Inc.

Age: 5 Years

Proof: 114.4

Mashbill: 75% Corn, 20.5% Rye, and 4.5% Malted Barley

Yield: 208 Bottles

Release Date: November 2020

Single Barrel Club Rollout Schedule

$25 - Monday 11/30/2020 @ 2PM ET

$14 - Wednesday 12/02/2020 @ 2PM ET

$7 - Friday 12/04/2020 @ 2PM ET

$3, $2, $1 - Monday 12/07/2020 @ 2PM ET


For this pick, we partnered with Seelbach’s, which was founded by Blake Riber, also the creator of Bourbonr and the Bourbonr Facebook group. An online-only retailer with a twist, last year we interviewed Riber to discuss how he’s running his shop differently than everyone else. “Unlocking Craft Spirits” he calls it - seeking out up-and-coming craft distilleries and learning about their process and tasting through their products to find hidden gems. Pinhook is certainly an up-and-coming brand that should be on everyone’s short list.

Much like our Pinhook Rye Vertical Series club pick, we’re lucky enough to be one of only a handful of groups who will be able to follow this series from start to finish by picking a new barrel in the series over 8 years. In typical fashion, we went all out with our Single Barrel Club sticker for this special set of releases. With each Pinhook release featuring a different horse, we ran with that idea and created an 8-part sticker series that, when combined, creates a beautiful panoramic picture of galloping horses. We’re really excited about this latest single barrel release and we hope you will be too.

Tasting Notes:

Nose: Creme Brulee | Spiced apples | Touch of oak | Inviting opening

Palate: Sweet vanilla | Touch of brown sugar |  Hint of baking spice | Hearty rye spice | Nice combination of sweet and heat

Finish: Light oak | Vanilla | Leather | Lingering oaky heat

Distillers, Producers, and Retailers: If you would like to be a part of this program and get your name in front of millions of bourbon enthusiasts, contact us.

Please note these bottles will not be sold by Breaking Bourbon, but will be sold by retailers we partner with in order to fulfill the orders and ship the bottles directly to Patreon supporters. Breaking Bourbon will receive no compensation from our partner retailers under these agreements (with the exception of a bottle from each barrel for editorial purposes). If you represent a retailer and ship to consumers and you’re interested in partnering just let us know!

Written By: BB Team

November 28, 2020
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