- Location: Anchor Brewers and Distillers 1705 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
- Expressions: Old Potrero Single Malt Straight Rye Whiskey, Old Potrero 18th Century Style Whiskey, Old Potrero Single Malt Hotaling’s Whiskey
- Visiting: To learn about Anchor Brewing Company tours and tastings go to www.anchorbrewing.com/brewery/tours
- Website: www.anchordistilling.com
Old Potrero is an attempt to re-create the original whiskey of America, and marks the return of pot-distilled whiskey in the United States. It’s distilled in a small copper pot still at Anchor Distillery on San Francisco’s Potrero Hill from a mash of 100% rye malt, with rye being the grain of choice for America’s first distillers.
Old Potrero 18th Century Style Single Malt Whiskey
Handmade oak barrels, lightly toasted in the traditional manner, impart a wonderfully subtle flavor. In the 18th century, barrels were made by heating the staves over a fire of oak chips, allowing them to be bent and formed into a barrel shape. During this process, the inside of the barrel would become toasted, but not charred. For aging, several uncharred oak barrels, both new and used, to achieve the balanced complexity that complements this whiskey’s traditional heritage.