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Barrel Room Chronicles
Feb. 10, 2021

EP 33: Sean Josephs of Pinhook Whiskey & Peter Fornatale

This week's guest on Spirits of Whisk(e)y is Sean Josephs, Founder & Master Taster at Pinhook Whiskey, a brand that blends select straight bourbon and straight rye whiskeys produced by the Castle & Key Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky, naming each distinctive result in honor of a promising young thoroughbred racehorse. After a special at-the-races edition of "Whiskey Chronicles," featuring Brooklyn Spirits author Peter Fornatale, listen and learn how Sean, a certified sommelier and cocktail expert, went from owning and operating award-winning restaurants in New York and New Orleans to marrying two of his passions—whiskey and horseracing—to the delicious benefit of bourbon and rye drinkers everywhere. Then hear Chef Louise Leonard's suggestions for pairing Pinhook's Tiz Rye Time with pumpernickel tea sandwiches, filled with lox, cream cheese, and dill.