I make whiskey.
gets made here.
This is ColoradoWaterDamn cold.
My friend owns it.
it at our local tavern.
Got a question?
- What’s in Tincup
- Where Can I Buy Tincup?
- How Should I Drink Tincup?
- Who is Jess Graber?
- Is He Single?
- Is Tincup Related To Stranahan’s?
- Can I Visit The Distillery?
- Why Is It Called Tincup?
- Does Tincup Contain Gluten?
What’s In Tincup?
TINCUP is made from a blend of corn, rye, and malt cut with pure Rocky Mountain water. Technically speaking, it’s a bourbon, but it also has a very high rye content. Our unique mash bill and extraordinarily pure water gives TINCUP a bolder and spicier flavor than most bourbons.
Where Can I Buy Tincup?
Right now TINCUP is only sold in Colorado, Arizona, California, Illinois, New York, Texas and Washington. We’re looking to make it to more states soon, so stay tuned.
How Should I Drink Tincup?
Up to you, but we’d recommend straight, on the rocks or with a touch of water. Don’t dilute the good stuff.
Who Is Jess Graber?
Jess is a whiskey veteran who taught himself distilling in Nederland, CO in 1972 after inheriting his neighbor’s still. In 2004 he created the state’s first legal whiskey, Stranahan’s. He’s worked as a volunteer firefighter, rodeo rider, golf caddy and bluegrass/rock musician, but his true passion is whiskey.
Is He Single?
No. Sorry, ladies.
Is Tincup Related To Stranahan’s?
No – TINCUP and Stranahan’s are completely different whiskeys, though Jess Graber founded them both.
Can I visit
Not yet! Right now we’re bottling in Denver while we get on our feet and set up a new home. Once it’s ready, we’ll post information here and invite everyone around for some whiskey.
Why Is It Called Tincup?
The name is a nod to the West’s first whiskey drinkers. The miners that came through Colorado looking for gold drank their whiskey out of tin cups. Tin Cup, CO is also a town on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains with a long mining past. The TINCUP Whiskey cap works as a cup, too.
Does Tincup Contain Gluten?
Rye has gluten in it, but the process of distilling and filtering whiskey should remove any traces of it. Most distillers will tell you the same, but there’s no government-approved test to show that gluten is completely gone from alcohol, so if you have a very sensitive allergy you’ll have to decide for yourself.