Drink Life Beverages

Whiskey Review: Old Potrero Straight Rye Whiskey

Editor’s Note: This whiskey was provided to us as a review sample by Hotaling & Co

If the names Fritz Maytag and “Anchor” sound familiar, I’ll assume that you’ve frequented the

The Anchor Distilling Company was established in 1993 and barreled its first pot-distilled, 100% rye mash whiskey the following

Anchor Distilling has since expanded and rebranded as Hotaling & Co

The end product is an interesting example of innovation in spirits production achieved through reference to traditional

Vital Stats: Aged 6 years, 97 proof, average retail price of $45

Appearance: Darker, slightly reddish-copper hue, somewhat light body

Nose: Big, rounded fruit-skin tannins and lighter nut-flavors, cashew or almond, ending with a cinnamon tingle

Dried fruits emerge on the finish to shift into more of a “trail mix” sort of mode