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WhistlePig Old World 12 Year Old Rye Whiskey

WhistlePig Old World 12 Year Old Rye Whiskey

Size: 0,75 l
(43.0% ABV)
$147.99
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  • BrandWhistlePig
  • CategoryRye
  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionVermont
  • DistilleryWhistlePig
  • Age12 Year Old
  • Style Rye Whiskey
  • Maturation American oak, Madeira, Port and French Sauternes casks
  • Alcohol43.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.

American Rye with the Old World character

In 2007, a band of dedicated Rye enthusiasts bought a farm — they actually purchased a plot of land in Vermont lovingly named Whistle Pig Farm. They teamed up with master distiller Dave Pickerell — formerly of Maker’s Mark — to bring genuine Rye Whiskey back to the forefront of American Whiskeys. It took a while, but they have now grown to become a true "estate producer," which means that all aspects of their core Whiskey production are on site from growing the grain to bottling the spirit. They produce three award-winning core products and have experimented with a variety of finished wood Rye Whiskeys.

This means quality production by MGP that is aged and finished at WhistlePig Farm in Port, Sauternes, and Madeira wood casks.

The key to the unique flavor character of WhistlePig 12YO is in the combination of the casks. After spending 12 years in new American oak casks, it is then finished in three European wine casks: Madeira, Port and French Sauternes.

Smartass Corner:
What the heck is "whistle pig" anyway? Even though all Whistle Pig Whisky labels are adorned with the sketch of a tuxedo-clad hog, "whistle pig", groundhog and woodchuck all refer to the same animal.

Flavor Spiral TM
  • caramel caramel
  • port port
  • vanilla vanilla
  • spicy spicy
  • herbs herbs
  • oak oak
  • honey honey
  • rancio rancio
  • orange orange

Appearance / Color
Dark amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Vanilla and English toffee

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Plenty of Rye spice with stone fruits, orange-blossom honey, and rancio.

Finish
Long with dark chocolate and caramel.

About

American Rye with the Old World character

In 2007, a band of dedicated Rye enthusiasts bought a farm — they actually purchased a plot of land in Vermont lovingly named Whistle Pig Farm. They teamed up with master distiller Dave Pickerell — formerly of Maker’s Mark — to bring genuine Rye Whiskey back to the forefront of American Whiskeys. It took a while, but they have now grown to become a true "estate producer," which means that all aspects of their core Whiskey production are on site from growing the grain to bottling the spirit. They produce three award-winning core products and have experimented with a variety of finished wood Rye Whiskeys.

This means quality production by MGP that is aged and finished at WhistlePig Farm in Port, Sauternes, and Madeira wood casks.

The key to the unique flavor character of WhistlePig 12YO is in the combination of the casks. After spending 12 years in new American oak casks, it is then finished in three European wine casks: Madeira, Port and French Sauternes.

Smartass Corner:
What the heck is "whistle pig" anyway? Even though all Whistle Pig Whisky labels are adorned with the sketch of a tuxedo-clad hog, "whistle pig", groundhog and woodchuck all refer to the same animal.

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  • BrandWhistlePig
  • CategoryRye
  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionVermont
  • DistilleryWhistlePig
  • Age12 Year Old
  • Style Rye Whiskey
  • Maturation American oak, Madeira, Port and French Sauternes casks
  • Alcohol43.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.
Flavor Spiral TM
  • caramel caramel
  • port port
  • vanilla vanilla
  • spicy spicy
  • herbs herbs
  • oak oak
  • honey honey
  • rancio rancio
  • orange orange

Appearance / Color
Dark amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Vanilla and English toffee

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Plenty of Rye spice with stone fruits, orange-blossom honey, and rancio.

Finish
Long with dark chocolate and caramel.

Customer Reviews

Based on 581 reviews
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Anthony
The best rye you will find on a regular basis

This isn't only one of my favorite ryes it is one of my favorite whiskeys in general. Even at the price point it is still a deal. The nose lulls you in with soft caramel and vanilla notes. Almost softly suggesting that you are drinking a cocktail and not straight whiskey but that sip brings the all the complexity of world class rye. Like drinking a campfire on a cool fall night.

G
Gregory
Superb! Exceptional flavor. Li...

Superb! Exceptional flavor. Little pricey otherwise would be a 10 / 10.

M
Mark
Good but frankly not as good a...

Good but frankly not as good as I was expecting for the price. I prefer the WP 10 YO

B
Brian
Pretty Darn Good!

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Jacob
Absolutely Fantastic!

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