rye
mint
vanilla
butterscotch
caramel
grain
honey
charred
burnished
Spiral WhistlePig Straight Rye 10 Year Old

Whistle Pig

WhistlePig Straight Rye 10 Year Old

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Burnished bronze.    
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Butterscotch and honey, spice and a hint of mint.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Powerful baking spices and pralines with vanilla and more … 
 
Finish
Bold and strong with toffee and wooded spice in the first line.

Flavour spiral
Rye, mint, vanilla, butterscotch, caramel, grain, honey, charred, burnished.
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The Canadian American.
 
In 2007, aspiring Whiskey maker Raj Bhakta bought a farm in Vermont lovingly named Whistle Pig Farm. He teamed up with master distiller Dave Pickerell, formerly of Maker’s Mark, to bring genuine Rye Whiskey back to the forefront of American Whiskeys. What they do is outsource elements of their production to Canadian distillers, using grain produced by others. Their ultimate vision is to make Whistle Pig an “estate producer,” which means that all aspects of Whiskey production will be onsite, from growing the grain to bottling the spirit. But until then, this is the best choice of a Rye Whiskey hailing from Canada, and we can’t dispute that!
 
The first thing that you need to know is that Whistle Pig 10 Year Old is more than a regular straight Rye Whiskey. And by “more” we mean more Rye, more flavour, more spice, and more quality. You see, WhistlePig 10 Year Old is made 90% from Rye grain. Rye is the most temperamental of grains to distill, and the vast majority of Rye Whiskey on the market is actually a blend of at least 51% Rye, the rest being corn, barley, wheat, or whatever else might be laying around. This makes a BIG difference. 
 
Another big difference is that all of this Rye is aged for at least 10 years. Again, most of the Rye out there is aged two or three years. And all of that ageing is in a combination of first-fill ex Bourbon casks and new charred American oak casks, then bottled at a whopping 50% ABV. In fact, don’t say that you have tasted Rye Whiskey until you have tasted WhistlePig 10 Year Old neat OR in your favorite cocktail.  
 
SmartAss Corner
What the heck is a “whistle pig” anyway? Even though the label for Whistle Pig Rye is adorned with the sketch of a tuxedo clad hog, “whistlepig”, groundhog and woodchuck all refer to the same animal. 
  • Style
    Rye Whiskey
  • Region
    Vermont
  • Country
    USA
  • Alcohol
    50%
  • Distillery
    WhistlePig
  • Bottler
    WhistlePig
  • Age
    10 Year Old

Whistle Pig

WhistlePig Straight Rye 10 Year Old

(0.75l, 50%)


7.4/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of WhistlePig Straight Rye 10 Year Old
Marc
Very clean with a nice smooth finish. I enjoyed it!
Trevor
Good bite and smooth!
Richard
Easily my favorite rye. Incredibly smooth.
anonymous
Excellent rye. It's great if you let it breathe a few minutes but too long and I've found that it gets very intense.
anonymous
my favorite rye so far.
Alexander
Sweet, hot with vanilla fudge. Well rounded malty ending.
Erick
So smooth.
anonymous
Does not have the smooth finish that I like from my eyes. Just a little harsh for my palate.
Patrick
very smooth! great with old fashioned
anonymous
Great, full flavored rye, spicy and smooth
Roger
Little rough on the pallet. Good but not my favorite
Sam
Super mellow and buttery up front with some spicy rye kick at the end. Love it!
Virgil
Not for my palate. Odd aftertaste. Never smoothed out.
Don
Very nice rye!
Nick
Nice, oaky flavor
Casey
New favorite rye!!
Sean
This is great love rye and this has a grape soda finish that lingers for a bit that is amazing
Bradley
Love WhistlePig!
Cody
Best rye whiskey I have ever had.
Kiegan
Great rye all around. Definitely one to set the bar as a style.
anonymous
Wonderful rye whiskey!
anonymous
Excellent Rye!!!
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