May Whiskey of the Month: Tin Cup American Whiskey

Tin CupTin Cup American Whiskey is made with a high-rye mash bill and cut with limestone water from the Rocky Mountains. The name is a nod to Colorado’s first whiskey drinkers – the miners who came to the mountains looking for gold and silver and drank from tin cups.

The high-rye mash bill gives Tin Cup a pronounced spicy and grassy character, softened by the corn which makes up 66% of the mash, and mellowed by aging in #4 char American white oak barrels. The limestone water lends crispness and clarity.

Tin Cup is a feisty and slightly aggressive bourbon-style whiskey, with the spice and pepper leaping out of the glass on the nose, together with sweet corn and caramel aromas from the mash and barrel aging. It bites a little on the tongue like a good rye should, but mellows quickly into a fruity, creamy, almost dulce de leche kind of sweetness, with a long, easygoing finish reminiscent of sweet tea and lightly roasted coffee. Bring in your passport for a complimentary pour any time you visit during May.

It’s free to join the Big Jones Bourbon Society, just ask your server or bartender to sign up on your next visit. You’ll receive a passport to forty of our more than sixty whiskeys. On each visit, members are welcome to one complimentary pour of the Whiskey of the Month (WOM) which will usually (but not always) be a straight Kentucky bourbon whiskey. Big Jones Bourbon Society members will also receive invitations to members-only events such as whiskey tastings and whiskey socials.

Of course you’re welcome to enjoy any whiskey on our list at any time. We’ll mark off your passport as you taste each of the forty whiskeys, and once you’ve tasted them all, you will earn the distinction of Master Taster, and win tickets for two to a one-of-a-kind all-out whiskey dinner. As the ranks of Master Tasters grows, we will host a series of dinners for Master Tasters.