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From Indiana to Colorado: Tincup American Whiskey

This week Indy and Denver fans may be at odds, but this whiskey collaboration proves that when Colts and Broncos get together they can make something great. What am I talking about? I’m talking about Tincup Whiskey and it’s a beautiful blend.

Tincup American Whiskey is distilled in Lawrenceburg, Indiana at the MGP Ingredients facility. The whiskey mash is 65% corn, 32% rye and 4% malted barley distilled in copper stills, then aged for four to five years in new charred white oak barrels. After the aging process, the whiskey is batched and blended for consistency.

Once the distilling and aging processes are complete, Tincup is shipped to Denver for the final touches. In Colorado, authentic Rocky Mountain water is used to cut the whiskey. The mineral-heavy water adds a nice crisp clarity to the product. Then it’s bottled at 84 proof and labeled for purchasing.

The package appearance is very unique among the various whiskey and bourbons out there. The top is an actual tin cup, which turns out to be quite useful for sipping and sharing. The rugged hexagon-shaped box mimics the iconic Rocky Mountains. The name Tincup comes from an old mining town in Gunnison County, Colorado where tin cups were used by the miners.

The Nose

Tincup gives off a delicious spicy aroma with strong notes of cinnamon and butterscotch.

The Taste

On the palate you can taste a warm apple cinnamon flavor as well as a bold rye, vanilla and oak with hints of chocolate and caramel. It’s a full-flavored whiskey that is certainly a pleasure on the palate.

The Finish

The finish is long with the lingering cinnamon flavor. Tincup has a surprisingly smooth and sultry taste for such a robust whiskey.

Tincup American Whiskey is the perfect beverage if you are looking for an easygoing drink with a little spice. We recommend enjoying it neat for the full experience.

If you would like to try Tincup Whiskey for yourself, be sure to join us for our Indy vs. Denver tasting Friday, September 5th from 5-7 pm at our Greenwood Mall location. We will be tasting various beers from both Indiana and Colorado, along with Tincup. We will also have samples from the local restaurant, Between the Bun! Come enjoy these great products from both Indiana and Denver to help kick off the start of the NFL season.