Aged for seven years and bottled at cask strength, Tintype Old Soul Bourbon is uncut and unfiltered—just like the blues artist it honors. Series 1 features a tintype photograph of famed blues legend Captain Luke Mayer and is the first edition of the Tintype series. Distilled in Indiana with a high-rye mash bill of 75% Corn, 21% Rye, and 4% Malted Barley, it comes in at 122.3 proof, a testament to what Southern heat and humidity can do for whiskey maturation.
Dominant notes of cherry and vanilla, and rich undertones of maple syrup and nuttiness.
A gentle entry of sweet vanilla leads into undertones of hazelnut, leather, and pepper mid-palate.
Notes of lingering spicy dark chocolate unfettered from the casks’ maturation journey in Mississippi.
Color is a deep amber with a slight reddish hue. On the swirl is a really nice thick film and legs. Very traditional bourbon nose but with candied rye and Caribbean vanilla coming to the fore. On the palate, the vanilla notes intermingle with rye spice with a hint of mint; really a great representation of high rye cask strength bourbon. On the finish the vanilla fades into rye spice, grassy rye, and oak.
I have had Blanton’s Straight From the Barrel once before, and I have to say this bourbon hits a lot of those same notes. This is a top shelf high rye bourbon; I am impressed.