Review #1599 – Pinhook Bourbon Bohemian

The Schtick: This is Bohemian – Castle and Key’s first on premise distilled, aged and bottled release, coming out under the Pinhook label. A blend of 100 barrels aged just shy of 3 years (2 years, 10 months to be precise) this should be a great look at the trajectory Pinhook (and Castle and Key) are following. Stock image. Let’s dive in.


Review #1599 | Bourbon Review #681

Distiller: Castle and Key

Bottler: Castle and Key

Brand: Pinhook

Selection: N/A

ABV: 57.25% ABV

Age: 2 Years 10 Months


Nose: Sweet cream, coconut shavings, vanilla bean and fresh biscuit. Light, tropical and sweet. Nice creamy sweetness without must or youth.

Taste: Medium mouth feel, but a bit hot. Toffee, sweet cream, fresh baked bread, nice oak structure for the youth.

Finish: Long finish but much hotter here than expected. Nice oak component, lemon, creamy sweetness and some bitter oak. Tobacco, coconut shavings, bright apple and rich pepper.

Overall: This performs much better than I ever expected, in a really impressive way. From showing really abrasive youth and malt a couple years ago, this release is a much needed 180 to that and really quite pleasant to drink. I have high hopes for both Pinhook and Castle & Key here.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5


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Decoded:

0 | Unscored | New Make Spirit or Personal Selection.

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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