Tincup American Whiskey

70cl / 42%
Tincup American Whiskey
Web Exclusive Price £32.75 £27.29 ex VAT (£46.79 per litre)
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Tincup American Whiskey is the brainchild of Colorado-based Jess Graber. A distiller as a hobby for 30 years, he turned full-time in 2004. A high rye whiskey, made with a bourbon-style profile but more powerful and spicier, the cap also works as a cup.
Country
USA
Region
Colorado

Tincup American Whiskey Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting notes by Billy A

    Nose: Big spice and fruit - apple with cinnamon, clove and toasted, spiced brioche. Rich toffee and caramel, ginger nut biscuits and sweet oatcakes with honey.

    Palate: Quite light with sweet grain, cinnamon spice and a trio of apple notes - ripe, skin and Jolly Ranchers. Toffee follows, with spicy rye and toasted fruit loaf.

    Finish: Cinnamon toast, tannic raisins and soft caramel sweetness.

48 Customer Reviews

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  • 2
    Yesterday

    This whiskey smells wonderfully sweet. Unfortunately, there isn't much sweetness when it hits the tongue. Instead it's a very spicy whiskey with too much rye flavour for my liking. But if you like rye whiskey, Tincup is probably worth buying.

  • 3
    6 days ago

    Outstanding in old fashioneds and on the rocks. Lost in a Kentucky mule. Great value.

  • 5
    10 days ago

    I like it in old fashioneds. The higher rye content cuts the typical sweetness of bourbon. Old fashions tend to be sweet because of the added sugar and some Bourbons are just too sweet. This is perfect. It is also nice on ice.

  • 4
    26 March

    A great whiskey, fruity and sweet. It's perhaps slightly better than many similar priced bottles but at the same time it's far from the greatest. Well worth checking out. The actual tin cup is a nice touch

  • 4
    5 March

    For this price super surprising notes and smooth

  • 4
    5 March

    At the price point, tin cup is kind of amazing for a middle of the road whiskey. It seems to sit in between the rye/bourbon divide, offering a palate that isn't too sweet or too bitter. The first bottle I had was kind of awful, but after trying it again in a new atmosphere and state of being it is fantastice. Good for cocktails (I recommend an Old Fashioned with maple syrup in place of simple syrup or sugar cube) and just dandy with a couple rocks. It won't reinvent the wheel, but it wonderfully accessible and firmly inoffensive.

  • 2
    22 January

    I really wanted to love this whiskey because of the appeal. It packaged awesomely and I appreciate the mountains quite a bit as well. However, the nose was not very impressive although allowing it to breathe does help. I got a touch of dried red berries with brown sugar and vanilla tailing with a little pepper. It seems a little complex at first until you realize this whiskey is heavily cut. Over all it's an okay bottle with a lot more appeal than taste. It does go down smooth and the price point isn't to bad although you could be drinking Elijah Craig or Buffalo Trace for the same cost. Not something that I see myself repurchasing.

  • 3
    10 January

    I'm new to drinking whiskey, after trying several rye whiskies this is by far my favourite. Very smooth.

  • 5
    10 January

    My favorite ( bourbon ) although it does have that whiskey taste . The taste is smooth with a nice bite but goes down much smoother that most ryes . It has a nice bite/ kick to it that many bourbons do not. It is a whiskey kick with bourbon smooth finish . Best combo around at great price !

  • 5
    29 October 2016

    My new favorite. Beats the hell out of Jack and JB. 2 jigger shot glass with small chip of ice.

  • 2
    17 October 2016

    Taste is ok nothing special, but don't drink from tin cup (then i hate the taste) is complete other taste if you drink from glass. I like the bottle design and advertising.

  • 3
    29 September 2016

    easy drink nice balance, did not get the "brioche or Jolly Rancher effect certainly not "toasted fruit loaf" LOL

  • 5
    24 September 2016

    very smooth whiskey like it better thane jack are Jim beam

  • 5
    24 September 2016

    Very nice. Full flavored but not overpowering.

  • 4
    16 August 2016

    I'm not a fan of bourbon. The corn liquor is just too sweet. My preference is strong, peaty scotch and rye. I've had some high end ryes that failed to live up to expectations. Tincup, for the price, is a very good rye ! I know it has zero snob appeal, and maybe that adds to the appeal for me ! But it will be a staple in my liquor cabinet.

  • 5
    31 July 2016

    Smooth and good for the price.

  • 4
    28 July 2016

    Love Tin Cup. I did put in freezer to keep cold. The alcohol % must not be as high, as it did freeze.

  • 4
    7 June 2016

    Not the most complex whisky on the market but for the price it is quite good. The tincup on top is a nice extra thrown in. Doesn't feel like 84 proof, very smooth and easy drinking. Recommend to new whisky drinkers. Still enjoyable to those who have a more experienced palate

  • 5
    31 May 2016

    Found a new favorite. Love Tincup.

  • 5
    23 May 2016

    Initially a little "hot" up front but a great finish. Was tasting others when I tried this. 2 days later tried again by itself and was pleasantly surprised...Have a new "keeper". Pour a taster, neat, and add about a tablespoon ice water...opens the flavor greatly...

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