In recent years, Bourbon drinkers have been lucky enough to experience a flood of new whiskies made beyond the state lines of Kentucky (Bourbon’s spiritual home). This is one such example, a Bourbon bottled in Colorado! Tincup was thought up by Jess Graber, who had distilled for fun for some 30 years before going professional. Jess founded Stranahan’s distillery, the first legal distillery in Colorado since prohibition, with George Stranahan (also the founder of Flying Dog Brewery). Jess was a volunteer fire fighter, and met George putting out a fire at his barn! Tincup pays homage to its heritage, named after Tincup, an old mining town found in Gunnison County, Colorado. Tincup the town was itself named after the small tin cup s that the miners used to use; a replica is found on the cap of this Bourbon, making this whiskey ideal for taking on hikes and sharing with friends! This whiskey has a high rye mashbill, with a little malt to round out the dram. On the nose the drinker is greeted with waves of vanilla, burnt sugar, corn, cinnamon, nutmeg and toasted oak. The palate is rich with maple syrup, vanilla, peppery spice, salted caramel, barrel char and a little star anise. The finish is short and sweet with a big burst of vanilla. A fantastic dram, with a great story and a stylish bottle.