It’s been a while since I’ve posted because as you may know, I’ve started to post reviews on Instagram as it is quick and easy. Follow me on Instagram @thewhiskeywench so you can see all my content. I did want to also share my thoughts and recipe on Pinhook with you all.
Pinhook Rye Humor Cask Strength Rye is a blended rye whiskey and this years release features Rye Humor a young promising thoroughbred horse.
Nose: vanilla, chocolate and oak
Palate: tobacco, cinnamon, raisins and spices
Finish: smooth and spiced
I was not expecting to like it and ended up loving it. This rye whiskey is extremely creamy, slightly oily and smooth. The flavors are bold but balance each other out well. You get the slight sweetness from the rye, but are hit with spices, fruit and tobacco which takes it to another level.
The rye in this expression is not overwhelming, it’s present but in a mellow way. It’s also a cask strength whiskey that doesn’t drink like a cask strength. The last thing you want is a cask strength that punches your face. There is no punching with this one.
Overall it’s a great flavorful whiskey. I really enjoyed it and would recommend trying. If too hot to drink straight up, I have created a delicious boozy cocktail for you.
Spiced Whiskey Lemonade
•1.5 oz Pinhook Rye Humor Cask Strength Rye
•3/4 oz Demon Seed (scorpion pepper, ginger & maple syrup flavored whiskey)
•3/4 oz Grey Goose Cherry Noir
•Simply Light Raspberry Lemonade
In a shaker with ice pour in the Pinhook, Demon Seed, Grey Goose and squeeze some of the lemon before shaking it all up. Pour over a glass with ice and top off with the Simply Light Raspberry Lemonade and garnish with a lemon (garnish optional).
The cocktail is deliciously spiced with the Demon Seed but my favorite part is when the ice starts to melt the the spiciness mellow out and you get some good sweet notes.
Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.