WhistlePig 10 Year Old Rye Whiskey (375ml)

WhistlePig 10 Year Old Rye Whiskey (375ml)

(0.375l, 50%)


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The Canadian American.
 
In 2007, a band of dedicated Rye enthusiasts bought a farm 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. 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 flavor, more spice, and more quality. You see, WhistlePig 10 Year Old is made 100% 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 aging 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, “whistle pig”, groundhog and woodchuck all refer to the same animal. 
 
  • Category
    Rye
  • Style
    Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Region
    Vermont
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    50%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    10 Year Old

Flavor Spiral™

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spicy
vanilla
caramel
rye
mint
honey
butterscotch
charred
oak
What does WhistlePig 10 Year Old Rye Whiskey (375ml) taste like?

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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.

Flavor spiral
Rye, mint, vanilla, butterscotch, caramel, grain, honey, charred, burnished.
Ratings & Reviews
Martin
Martin,
Great flavor and very smooth
 
Geoffrey
Geoffrey,
for some reason gave me a headache
 
Laura
Laura,
Smooth and tasty.
 
Arjun
Arjun,
Spicy, molasses flavor
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
One of my favorite whiskies! Very smooth and drinkable, it is wonderful straight up. It has nice undertones of vanilla, honey, and other flavors built upon its rye base. Freaking great whiskey.
 
Michael
Michael,
Great taste. Smooth for the 100 proof that it is.
 
Mark
Mark,
Great
 
Brenton
Brenton,
This was really smooth and sweet. Has a lot of flavors the more you Sip it.
 
Brandon
Brandon,
Very smooth !
 
Scott
Scott,
One of my favorite drinks period!
 
Scott
Scott,
It was okay but not a fan of rye whiskey.
 
Johnathan
Johnathan,
My first box and this was my gift I am pleased to have had the opportunity to taste this rye whiskey and it lived up to my expectations. It was sweet in the nose and the blend of flavors on the palette was surprising. Looking forward to more.
 
Brian
Brian,
Good strong taste.
 
Damian
Damian,
Very nice. Got me interested in trying more ryes. Love the spice. Will be buying more.
 
Chrystyna
Chrystyna,
My husband really loves this one
 
Brian
Brian,
Nose was light slightly vanilla. I think it was my bottle but definitely a mold or bad cork taste that carried through to the finish. Too bad as I had high hopes. Much prefer Bulleit rye.
Jon
Jon,
Did this taste like fresh cut grass meets a root cellar to you? I was trying to place the flavour and you seem to have noticed it.
WESLEY
WESLEY,
This was the most unique whisky I think I have ever tasted. That being said, I enjoyed it. I can see how some people did not care for it because of how different it is. I thought it was smooth and had a great spice to it. Tasted like someone was making cookies at the same time they were making the whisky.
 
Elliott
Elliott,
Weird finish. Not good.
 
Richard
Richard,
Very distinct flavor, not bad but def not a favorite. Can’t exactly place the flavor but goes well with a little ginger ale.
 
Kristyn
Kristyn,
Tastes like plastic on the finish. Was hard to finish so I mixed it with a cocktail.
 
Frank
Frank,
I don't know if it was just my bottle but this sample had a deep moldy taste to it. This may be "distinct flavor" that I've read about but not something that I will be drinking again anytime soon.
Jon
Jon,
Did this taste like fresh cut grass meets a root cellar to you? I was trying to place the flavour and you seem to have noticed it. I wonder if its a bad batch or if they are all like that?
Byron
Byron,
Straight up tasted like the cork rotted no matter the airy glass or ice
 
Tracy
Tracy,
Sharp and strong. A piece of ice mellowed it enough to enjoy the taste. The spice not my favorite.
 
Jim
Jim,
Was a bit ruff when I first tried it, it has grown on me. Nice flavor.
 
Rodney
Rodney,
That is a beautiful bourbon, lots of flavor. smooth followed by burn. Will purchase this bottle again.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Don't care for this Rye much. It has a very distinct flavor and finish. Not sure what the distinct flavor is that I'm getting, but it's not working for me.
 
James
James,
To the nose not as smith as I would like but has a nice finish with lots of flavor going on. Love it
 
Justin
Justin,
Excellent whiskey, very smooth with a somewhat nutty flavor and long and intense finish! Great choice to drink straight or in cocktails.
 
Val
Val,
Delicious
 
Anthony
Anthony,
Nice complexity, long finish, a tad hot but I keep reaching for another sip
 
Jose
Jose,
First time trying it, surprisingly good, you can taste the spice at first, and a smooth caramel finish, definitely will restock
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Too much burn for me.
 
Melissa
Melissa,
I give a AA+++
 
Melissa
Melissa,
Very smooth I would give it a 9 out of 10 will be putting it in my whiskey cabinet
 
Robert
Robert,
Very smooth. Aftertaste more woody than smoky. Slightly sweet. The flavors are subtle. Overall very drinkable and I would definitely buy it again.
 
Charles
Charles,
This stuff was much better than I was expecting...it was pretty flavorful and smooth and an overall good taste.
 
David
David,
I’m a Whistle Pig fan and this doesn’t disappoint. A nice relatively complex rye that’s finishes smooth.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Enjoyed this one, both neat and with a small cube of ice. A great introduction to the club. Will be stocking the bar with this one.
 
Doug
Doug,
Got this from my first Flaviar pack! It's challenging and spicy, without being overly complex. Reacts nicely to a little ice or water.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Smooth and easy to drink mixes well with almost anything
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Spixyness hits heavy at first, but fades into richness and rye. there is a charred flowery taste that lingers for quite a while. This is my first taste of rye whiskey; cant wait to taste more to see the differences.
 
Marcus
Marcus,
Very spicy/peppery with first sip, has a long finish
 
Anthony
Anthony,
Surprisingly delicious! Spicy up front followed by a great oaky flavor with hints of vanilla and caramel.
 
Sara
Sara,
Smooth and good taste and a great finish. My favorite so far.
 
Jennifer
Jennifer,
Warm and smooth. But for a lover of Rye and Kentucky Bourbon, it was a bit too peaty for me. It was a hit at the party.
 
Bryan
Bryan,
Delicious but strong
 
Mark
Mark,
Nose is very smooth. First taste bites the tongue initially with spice and citrus orange. Added few drops of distilled water and flavors really opened up.
 
Clifford
Clifford,
I found the rye somewhat harsh, and not truly to my taste.
 
Melissa
Melissa,
I enjoyed WhistlePig. I drank it neat. It was smooth and had a lot of flavor. Warmed me up from the inside out.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Fine mixing rye but nothing really special. There’s better bottles out there in that price point but as part of the welcome box it was ok.
 
Mark
Mark,
Smooth yet strong....easy to drink neat and worked well in an Old Fashioned.
 
Kelly
Kelly,
I haven't had a lot of experience with rye, but of the ones that I've had, this has been my favorite. It's not a drink to take neat, unless you're going very slowly. I'm still learning and don't have the vocabulary yet to sound like I know all about what I'm doing, but going slow (as in sipping a drink over the course of a long movie) made it very enjoyable. Any faster than that, and yes, I can see why people didn't enjoy it.
 
Mark
Mark,
Taste like dirty straw
 
harold
harold,
Great smooth flavor
 
David
David,
Left the aftertaste of dirt. Very hard to drink neat.
 
Lori
Lori,
my first rye. Too much burn to drink neat, which is how I usually drink. Interesting and learning a lot Flaviar. Bring it on.
 
Denmon
Denmon,
A fantastic whiskey.
 
Brandon
Brandon,
Heavy spice notes...mint, clove and pepper with vanilla and charred oak tones. The slightly higher proof gives room for further exploration with water/ice. It's a good rye in my book.
 
David
David,
Almost a grassy flavor, not to my taste. Too light, and with an odd tang.
 
FRANK
FRANK,
Its not the greatest Rye Whiskey but it is smooth
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Lighter Fluid
 
Melody
Melody,
This is my first foray into rye whiskey and was surprised by the aroma, initial taste. Before this, the best whiskey/bourbon I've had was Gentleman Jack Daniels which was nice. I might have to make this my normal whisky, when I drink it.
 
Trey
Trey,
Has a very smooth entry with a sharp bite. A very subtle earthy tone on the exhale. Overall a very high quality rye.
 
Jeremie
Jeremie,
not awful, it was just kind of boring for a rye . makes a nice mellow manhattan .
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Flaviar sent me this one for my welcome gift and I was pleasantly surprised by the burn! Not like the bourbon I normally drink, but a welcome flavor that I may grow to love.
 
Michael
Michael,
Nice, kind of hot but you get a lot of spice and honey. Much nicer than most whiskeys but then again I’m a bourbon guy.
 
Pete
Pete,
Classic rye spice, but not a whole lot going on afterward. Nice in a cocktail, but there are many other ryes I’d rather drink neat.
 
Lucas
Lucas,
Nose: Rye spice and honey Taste: Sweet honey, rye spice heavy, some oak on the finish
 
Helen
Helen,
Light on flavor. High burn. Smooth but harsh.
 
Robert
Robert,
Has a strong bite, but smooths out on the second shot. I like the peppery afterburn.
 
Evan
Evan,
My goodness, this is a tough one to sip. I would try this in a Sazerac but it’s a bit harsh to drink neat (at least for me).
 
Jesse
Jesse,
Smooth with a kick for an aftertaste
 
Darren
Darren,
First experience with rye whisky and very pleasantly surprised. Very smooth- I dig the peppery bite.
 
Savannah
Savannah,
The spice is interesting and it seems to linger. Combined with the mint and honey it’s definitely something that has a unique taste.
 
David
David,
This was great and the minty notes were amazing!!!
 
Michael
Michael,
I like this one. Smooth for a Rye and very balanced.
 
Corey
Corey,
I don’t typically drink Rye whiskey, but received this as a gift. It has a really good flavor, but the finish is a bit harsh for my tastes. Again, not usually a Rye whiskey drinker, so take that with the grain is salt. All in all, I like it
 
David
David,
Great flavor, one off my favorites.
 
Justin
Justin,
Excellent. Crisp but also smooth. This got me looking into more ryes. I tried the High West double rye, but that doesn’t live up to Whistlepig. I’ll buy another bottle.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Loved it very much. Nice to have a glass ir too after work.
 
Brendan
Brendan,
Something I’m goin g to have to grow into
 
Brendan
Brendan,
Something that I’m going to have to grow into
 
Stanley
Stanley,
Quite oaky, sharp, not smooth, floral, perfumey nose. Rating 5/10
 
Eric
Eric,
Great flavor. I liked it with a couple of ice cubes to dial back the alcohol burn.
 
James
James,
Wonderfully fun. It's like a bail of hay. One of the few whiskeys my wife likes right off the bat
 
Bob
Bob,
I was unsure of what to expect because I really never had been exposed to rye that much. I was pleasantly surprised on how smooth of a pour this was; looking forward to my next glass.
 
Luis
Luis,
An excellent rye that opens well, with medium legs. A touch on the bourbon side, with strong hints of vanilla, but a unique spice all its own.
 
Steven
Steven,
Too sharp of an alcohol flavor
 
guest
guest,
Very disappointed given price range
 
Maxx
Maxx,
Adequate Rye. More floral on the palate while lacking some complexity of other more refined ryes. Will give WhistlePig's other ryes a taste in the future.
 
Devin
Devin,
I wasn’t sure about Rye, I couldn’t have been more wrong. It’s a great sipper with an enjoyable lingering bite. Thanks for the introduction.
 
Jennifer
Jennifer,
Classic favorite
 
Bruno
Bruno,
Not super drinkable on its own, but a likely standout for Manhattans and hot toddies.
 
Sarah
Sarah,
My favorite order so far. Very drinkable and great finish.
 
Eric
Eric,
AMAZING! This is one of my absolute favorites now. Right up there with Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch.
 
Rob
Rob,
Amazing rye whiskey. Great finish, especially for rye. The guys at WhistlePig are onto something special.
 
Winston
Winston,
Very good, enjoyed very much
 
Adam
Adam,
Excellent
 
Adam
Adam,
A great rye whiskey, spicy and smooth.
 
Lester
Lester,
Very good rye whiskey
 
Chris
Chris,
Spicy and smooth! Best rye I’ve had so far.
 
Dianne
Dianne,
Turns out I'm not such a fan of Rye Whiskey, so my low rating is more a reflection of that than the actual quality of the brand. More of a Scotch gal, it seems. :)
 
Paulette
Paulette,
did not like - wasn't smooth at all - very bitter
 
Dana
Dana,
Very smooth; good dearth of flavor; one of our favorites !
 
Alecia
Alecia,
I share my spirits. This Whiskey was enjoyed by several different tasters, and only disliked by one, who felt it was too strong of a finish. I, like the majority who sampled, disagreed.
 
Richard
Richard,
Rye not being one of my favorites I thought I would try this one. Tasty but Still not one I will purchase again.
 
Jelani
Jelani,
Very vanilla forward, with caramel and plenty of spice. Love this rye and how transparent the WhistlePig brand is.
 
Dallas
Dallas,
My favorite Rye so far, it had a stronger taste of spicy butterscotch to me which was good.
 
Lawrence
Lawrence,
Nice flavor. It didn't last long on my shelf. So, I thought if that was good, the 12 year old would be fantastic...not really. Read my review.
 
Max
Max,
Not a big fan of rye, but this was a really nice expression with a very spicy finish
 
Leslie
Leslie,
Strong start more flavorful finish. This is the first taste of a Rye Whiskey for me.
 
Johanna
Johanna,
Tasted like it was made in a mildewed cask. Not smooth, not pleasant. no thanks.
 
al
al,
tasted of lamb spleen and timber ash.
 
Steve
Steve,
Not a bad change of pace from what i normally drink but not one i will go out of my way to purchase. If you like the spice it’s a perfect fit, I prefer more flavor.
 
Amber
Amber,
Gross
 
HJ
HJ,
Great flavors. Smooth. I like the notes of caramel and honey.
 
Melanie
Melanie,
I did not like this at all. It tastes like swamp water. It has an aftertaste akin to something stagnating. I actually looked in my glass to see if I had grabbed a dirty one that might have had algae growing in it. Not for me at all.
 
David
David,
I can see myself drinking a lot of this
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
A lot of character in this - more so than my usual bar staple 100 proof (Rittenhouse) and not as cleanly drinkable (neat) but deliciously eclectic with varying flavors to chase. What is clearly conveyed as mint comes through to me as more grassy (not all bad - but distracting). Butterscotch on the nose is glorious and the other elements round out a great experience. Just way to pricey to consider (oft a real good reason).
 
Niels
Niels,
Really surprised with the Rye whiskeys. This was really easy to drink. Once it runs out I will replace it! If you want to try Rye I would only recommend it to someone that does enjoy the burn at the end.
 
Brinkley
Brinkley,
Great rye! The mint really comes through! Smooth and spicy! Favorite rye so far.
 
Annie
Annie,
Very strong, but enjoyable flavor. Personally enjoyed it on the rocks over neat. Not a huge rye fan but this was good.
 
Anthony
Anthony,
Enjoyable
 
Eric
Eric,
Recommended to me when I couldn't find Thomas Handy rye or E.H Taylor rye. This is a good substitute if you can't find those. Not quite as full bodied, but for the price it's a great rye.
 
Garrett
Garrett,
Too harsh for my taste
 
Patricia
Patricia,
I like it. Love it is too strong of a word for this one.
 
Laken
Laken,
I thought it was pretty good over ice but a bit harsh without it.
 
steve
steve,
Smooth with an initial char but then sweetens with a honey finish
 
Jared
Jared,
Good flavor, easy sippin,
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Great introductory RYE with a smooth and flavorful taste. It’s only gets better from here when you wet your Whistle!
 
Michael
Michael,
One of the smoother ryes I've tasted, not too spicey. 100 proof
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Good rye, but not much rye flavor. Starts spicy and ends smooth with a hint of earthiness in the middle.
 
Justin
Justin,
I have to admit that I am a bourbon drinker and Rye is not my thing, but wit that said this was a better Rye. My wife who loves Rye said that was one of her favorites. Not too sweet, not too spicy, but it still had the herbal notes of a rye to me. Overall I don;t know if I would spend the $80 on a full bottle when there are other just as good Ryes available for half that.
 
Steven
Steven,
This is a very good Rye. Great taste, smell and is smooth. I however do not think it is worth the almost $80 it costs.
 
Travis
Travis,
Unexpectedly very clean, easy Rye. Not too much spice drowning out the flavor. The finish is better than most Rye Whiskeys I have tried.
 
brad
brad,
Glad i got this one for free. Doesn't compare to Angel's Envy Rye or Masterson's.
 
Brandon
Brandon,
Wasn’t nearly as good as I thought it was going to be. Strong taste but not flavorful.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Very earthy and grainy without any complexity. Not at all worth the price tag. Whistlepig does make some great juice, but this is night/day compared to the tasty old world cask or boss hog
 
Eitan
Eitan,
Delcious. So smooth. Would definitely buy it again.
 
Dylan
Dylan,
Very smooth and great flavor
 
Chase
Chase,
I was never a fan of rye until trying this. Surprisingly easy sipping with a good rye spice. I really picked up leathery notes in this which was new for me. I will likely pick up another bottle if I can find it on store shelves or it comes back into stock.
 
John
John,
This is a very unique rye whiskey. It has a somewhat stony/metallic aftertaste, like mineral rock or granite--hard to describe, but still enjoyable as something different.
 
Devin
Devin,
First sip goes down like water. It’s unbelievable on how smooth this is. It’s gotta be one of my favorite rye whiskeys and will be definitely getting a lot more of it.
 
Mike
Mike,
What a great drink. So popular I brought it to an outing and only got a smidgen. But it was fantastic and smooth
 
Burt
Burt,
I prefer the nose to the taste. The aroma is vanilla and cherry. The taste is grainy … rye and grass. And burn. This is not a favorite, but I would drink it if offered.
 
David
David,
My Whistle Pig is lovely. It is however, very hot to the taste and its bouquet. The legs were long and thin. I added a dram or two of water and the enjoyment was born. It had a silky mouth feel and was warming to my throat and nose. It was slightly peaty, but my palate is not yet educated and experienced enough to pick out much of the flavor spiral. I will continue to enjoy this spirit with a dram of water and at room temperature or slightly warmed in my palm as I take it in my Glencairn Glass.
 
Dwayne
Dwayne,
I’m new to this but I loved my first bottle. I enjoyed every sip. Thank you for introducing me to my new drink.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
I really enjoyed this whiskey. Smooth with a nice finish, not overpowering. Serve neat and pair with a Perdomo Lot 23.
 
Edgar
Edgar,
Out of the freezer and it is very smooth and the flavor smooth and rich a different finish than bourbon 10 out of ten
 
Chris
Chris,
Better as a mixing whiskey than a sipping one.
 
Duane
Duane,
I loved this Rye... spicy and a bit smokey. Made a terrific Manhattan!
 
Kihm
Kihm,
A medicinal opening note and lingering tannin made this too much rye for me.
 
Mike
Mike,
This would be a good drink to have over ice. I feel that way for all Rye since it is a spicy whiskey. Straight it was too sharp but still a good rye. Definitely smelled and tasted caramel. Will try it in a sazarec soon
 
Lawrence
Lawrence,
Too spicy for my palate
 
Mark
Mark,
I thought it was horrible.
 
Gayla
Gayla,
This is extremely smooth with a pleasant finish.
 
Kyle
Kyle,
Really like the caramel and butterscotch then finished with spice. Haven’t had a lot of Ryes but now I can say I’m a fan!
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Excellent. Highly recommended.
 
Brian
Brian,
I was not a fan of Rye until I was offered a shot of Whistle Pig. Yes, just a few rocks soften the pepper and make this a fine sipping whiskey with notes of caramel and vanilla with the typical rye spice. It has opened my palletes to the world of rye and I have found a few others I like, Templeton and Wild Turkey, but most are too medicinal in flavor. But Whistle Pig is still my favorite rye.
 
charlie
charlie,
Not my favorite rye I’ve ever had , but still grs the job done
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Was not really worth 45
 
Rebecca
Rebecca,
This is pretty hot; I needed a touch of water to cool it down enough to taste. More experienced whiskey connoiseurs might not, I suppose. After that, I get a nice pepper & honey, followed by barrel a hint of cinnamon on the nose. For the taste, mostly sweet/honey shows up, with a short finish.
 
Gary
Gary,
I like it, was a very nice Rye in comparison to some others like Crown Royal Rye.
 
Michael
Michael,
If you like rye whiskey you’ll like this! Smooth with a nice rye bite
 
Ralph
Ralph,
I was surprised how smooth this Rye was despite packing an ABV OF 50%. It has a nice spice to it. Delicious neat!
 
Francesco
Francesco,
Smooth clean taste, not harsh. Very enjoyable
 
Scott
Scott,
the tastiest 50% alcohol I have ever had... Put some starch in your panties.
 
laura
laura,
Smooth. Nice rye spice. Not harsh
 
Steven
Steven,
Too spicy.
 
Michael
Michael,
Did not like it. Very bitter and harsh, not many flavors to taste due to the harshness of the alcohol taste.
 
Reuben
Reuben,
Smells like rubbing alcohol. Tastes like spicy honey. Goes down smooth. I’d call that a win.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Really enjoyed this. It was my first taste of rye whiskey and I liked it.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Very Good Rye - I'm a scotch, Gin, Brandy drinker but have had some rye as a change of pace.
 
Mark
Mark,
One of the best whiskey!!
 
Geoff
Geoff,
Interesting initial flavor, however, on the back end...it tasted like grass. Not one I would buy
 
Devin
Devin,
Love this Rye Whiskey, DO NOT use with mixers! Great poured by itself or as an Old Fashioned. Heavier Oak with Cinnamon, puts hair on your chest and finishes smooth.
 
Ramy
Ramy,
Smooth and great on the rocks my favorite was an old fashioned using this rye
 
J
J,
I can’t get past the oak taste. Not sure if I’m a big Rye fan. So take my rating with a grain of salt. It tastes like a typical whiskey, smooth, but just so much oak flavor.
 
Sergiy
Sergiy,
The distinct smelll of cheap alcohol. The taste is very much the same. Very bitter. Has a strong bite.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Smooth and strong taste
 
Shaun
Shaun,
I didn't get smooth from this at all, lacked notes cause the heat was overwhelming. Very disappointed in what I thought would be a higher standard with this label. Ice helped but made it watered down and couldn't find the sweet spot with it.
 
Paul
Paul,
smooth nice little bite not a lot of heat going down
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Very tasty
 
Allen
Allen,
I like it. Smooth like an old pair of shoes. great on the rocks after dinner. Oh hell, good anytime straight up or with ice.
 
Ian
Ian,
Got this with my 1 year Flaviar Membership. Fantastic Rye! Did not last long on my shelf.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Did not like. Harsh, low quality. Will not have again.
 
Kat
Kat,
Easy on the sphere bourbon. Smooth mellow palate
 
Kevin
Kevin,
The flavor of this was excellent. Smooth from start to finish. The biggest disappointment was it’s so thick I might as well drink syrup. I took 5 or 6 sips and gave the bottle to a friend. If you enjoy a thick spirit then you may enjoy the flavor and consistency.
 
Jacob
Jacob,
100 proof. 'Nuff said.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
well Done, not at all what I was expecting. My wife and I were expecting a punch instead it was a smooth well balanced taste from beginning to end
 
BILLY
BILLY,
Great mixing whiskey little to harsh for me.
 
Jason
Jason,
Not so much of a rye guy, but after a couple of sips, it became much smoother than its harsh beginning.
 
Jason
Jason,
Not so much of a rye guy, but after a couple of sips, it became much smoother than its harsh beginning.
 
Eric
Eric,
Spicey caramel flavor. Has a bite, I don't find it very smooth. Not a Rye I would add to my collection.
 
Arnold
Arnold,
A slight bite at first then notes of caramel, vanilla and honey then a pleasant finish.
 
Ronald
Ronald,
This is just not what I look for in a whiskey.
 
Caroline
Caroline,
The raisin was too prominent and ruined this whiskey for me and my boyfriend
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Huge fan of WP. The 10 is excellent. I haven’t found a WP I didn’t like actually. The smaller bottle of 10 that came with the welcome box was a nice treat!
 
Justin
Justin,
Drank neat: I like the caramel and vanilla notes I pick up at first. The finish is okay for me. A bit too much spice for my pallet.
 
Brian
Brian,
It finishes nicely. A little vinegary taste at first but the finish makes up for it.
 
Tim
Tim,
Don’t like rye whiskey.
 
Billy
Billy,
A decent drink a slightly vinegary taste initially but a smooth finish
 
Daryl
Daryl,
My first rye. Guess I’m more into something smooth. From the rest of the comments, it sounds like I need to save the rest for an old fashioned. I did get hints of butterscotch and honey, neither of which I’m crazy about. It’s got a nice finish though, and the harshness of the proof waned.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Agree with a lot of folks here. Tried it neat first and it was pretty harsh. Went to rocks and as the ice melted in the better it got. I had a second glass. A good rye for sure.
 
Janet
Janet,
Initially harsh, but overall a clean and smooth finish
 
Brandon
Brandon,
First experience with rye whiskey. A bit more bite at first. Drank on the rocks so longer ice was melting the better it got. By the end I wanted another glass.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
More bite than flavor. Expected it with 100 proof.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
A little harsh straight, but the best rye I’ve ever had in an old fashioned. Really great flavor stands out in the cocktail.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Pretty solid rye. Not a ton of the spicy notes in my opinion you can get with rye, but still good for what it’s worth!
 
Charlie
Charlie,
Really good Rye
 
Elisabeth
Elisabeth,
I tend to find rye whiskeys on the harsher side, but this is incredibly smooth with a balanced flavor.
 
Bryan
Bryan,
Wonderful rye!! The flavors lineup and take their turns. Very spicy yet tame enough to pick up on the complexity
 
Laurence
Laurence,
I am "not" a Rye man.
 
Tonya
Tonya,
The scent was overpowering, causing our nose hairs to burn, reminding us of turpintine. Our eyes watered before we even took a shot. The liquid was smooth going down, leaving a wake of a smouldering caramel and smokey pine. I felt it coat my stomach, and I was imediatly flushed like the lightweight I am. My husband took another dose, knowing he could handle it. Overall it was an enlightening experience, we're still learning and adapting to all the new scents and tastes. We're certainly not dead yet, and this whiskey helped remind us of that.
 
Brian
Brian,
Awful. Tastes like synthetic Astro turf...as I imagine they would taste like.
 
Chris
Chris,
Pleasantly surprised! Can drink it neat or in an Old Fashioned. SMOOTH
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Smooth with spice up front, Clay Risen describes the flavor as ‘red hots candy’ and that’s pretty on the spot. Drunk neat with a few drops of water opens up the vanilla up front and mint on the finish.
 
Cameron
Cameron,
Very strong wintergreen presence. Overall pretty good.
 
william
william,
really enjoyed whistlepig. Did not think I liked rye whiskey until I tried this. Thankyou
 
Jacob
Jacob,
Great Rye! I agree it's a bit harsh at first, but that's to be expected with 100 proof.
 
Alex
Alex,
Great rye, very smoky finish.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Decent flavor, but initial harshness crowds it out. Try it if you like your whiskey aggressive.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Not bad, very harsh at first. However it gets smoother still on the fence with this one.
 
Bob
Bob,
Little harsh going down gets smoother on aftertaste
 
Barb
Barb,
Very smooth and loved the flavor.
 
Robert
Robert,
It's alright. Not my favorite but its decent. I haven't mixed it into anything yet just straight for right now.
 
Russell
Russell,
Very strong at the onset but then all flavor disappears after a few seconds.
 
Kurt
Kurt,
Fantastic RYE, I love the spice and vanilla flavor! It has a great finish. One of the best Rye’s I have had. A definite favorite!
 
otis
otis,
Have not tried many ryes over the years.So far the wistle pig is the best.
 
Shane
Shane,
Not a very smooth taste. Harsh and bitter. Not my choice.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Good taste, bit still more of a vodka drinker.
 
William
William,
Best rye I’ve ever had. I love a good rye manhattan, but this stuff doesn’t get mixed with anything except a bit of cool still water.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
I am not a fan of rye but having that said, this one is a smooth tasting rye. I would agree with others who have commented that adding a couple of cubes of ice make a difference in the smoothness and finish.
 
Kelsey
Kelsey,
Smooth for the rye whiskeys that we have tried. Will definitely get again.
 
Brandon
Brandon,
It's decently smooth when consumed neat. Nice finish.
 
Doug
Doug,
This is a great rye. If you like that flavor, this one has it in a big way. I use this to make an Old Fashioned or to introduce someone to the difference between rye and other whiskey... you really can’t miss it. This is an unadulterated rye: no finishing casks or flavor additives. Just rye. WP does a great job in this space. Enjoy!
 
Jaysen
Jaysen,
Kind of disappointed at first had a grassy taste that had a decent finish, but, I added a touch of ice and the taste was amazing.
 
Edward
Edward,
Very rye. Smooth drinking with ice. Enjoyed it a lot. Very hinted at the light flavor ends of the spectrum; made it a great summer drink. Refreshing qualities in it were welcomed with open arms.
 
Lisa
Lisa,
Rich, flavorful. Notes of licorice and cinnamon. Great spice.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
I loved every thing about this. So glad it came with my subscription. Loved the subtle sweet after taste to the whiskey. It will be in my collection for sure going forward
 
Charla
Charla,
Very smooth, nice for sipping with just an ice cube. Since I had a nasty summer cold I added a bit of honey and a lemon slice and used it in a Hot Toddy. I will be adding this to my home bar.
 
Brian
Brian,
What a gift! I will be keeping this on hand.
 
Kurt
Kurt,
Nice and smooth, a little spicy but still a good addition to any home bar.
 
David
David,
Awesome item to receive in Welcome box. Never thought Rye would be in my interest but the Welcome box changed my mind.
 
Fred
Fred,
I was very pleasantly surprised with the flavor. This is the first rye I have tasted. I found it smooth. I prefer to mix it with a little water but also enjoy it neat
 
Vince
Vince,
This could be a sipper with a little more age. Decently complex and better wet than neat. A really good mixer for some spiced up cocktails.
 
Kyle
Kyle,
Very smooth good spice at the end, very sweet middle.
 
Larry
Larry,
Very smooth with a light spicy finish. Quite enjoyable.
 
Ken
Ken,
For a rye that's 100 percent rye, it was smoother and less intense than the FEW rye in my welcome box. I like this better.
 
Steve
Steve,
Not my favorite by itself, but add your favorite mixer and it is just fine. Tasted better rye whiskeys overall.
 
Brittany
Brittany,
A bit spicy for my taste. Mellows some but not completely.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Definitely a spicy nose. And first taste. A little heavy on the butterscotch/caramel finish. Good, but not a personal favorite.
 
Marc
Marc,
Nice honey, yet complex finish.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Sharp and strong bite with a mellow finish. If you like Rye with some teeth I would give it a try. Going to use it in Manhattan's for sure.
 
Rebecca
Rebecca,
Really smooth start, after taste is a little odd
 
Kyle
Kyle,
Very good, the rye is not over powering and it is a very smooth comfort drink on the rocks.
 
Michael
Michael,
Good rye, pretty smooth and lightly sweet. I like it with an ice cube or it makes a great rye old fashioned.
 
Ashley
Ashley,
Delicious
 
Josh
Josh,
Smells like a bourbon with a little spice. The tastes is smooth like an aged whiskey 10 year old whiskey would be. In the middle you get all spice, vanilla, oak char and the alcohol burn, the rye comes in at the end and over powers the other flavors. Excellent rye whiskey. I 100% recommend picking up a bottle. Watch Whistle Pig 10 year Rye take on Bob Dylan’s Heavens Door Rye on YouTube at Talking Whiskey https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCidw4ND0rTX1n1zGDAfJH3Q
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Normally I would shy away from rye. Glad I didn't. Drinks like a bourbon.
 
Eric
Eric,
Smooth. Enjoyed the spice on the nose and the cool flavors that followed. This could be very dangerous, on rocks and without boundaries, I could get into this and have a fun night.
 
Carmen
Carmen,
Loved it was nice and smooth and paired great with coke
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Compliments to the still master. Delish and easy to drink rye. Definitely would get again.
 
James
James,
Amazing flavor, strong but not overwhelming. Just don’t want to drink too much of it because then the small bottle would be empty and I’d be sad.
 
A
A,
very smooth in a tumbler with slow melting ice. Can't wait to try Whistlepigs other products
 
Brandon
Brandon,
A very solid Rye, a blend of clean notes. Mostly on the earthy side. Its wonderfully smooth on the rocks and mellow. Definitely a all night sipper.
 
Bonnie
Bonnie,
Amazing Rye!
 
Jon
Jon,
Less sweet than your typical rye. But, smooth as silk. Can't argue with Whistlepig.
 
Jodi
Jodi,
A rye with sweetness and smoothness that I could get used to. A 10 year old that tastes as good as some 12 year olds.
 
Harold
Harold,
Definitely notes of butterscotch and vanilla. Tasting it once brings out the smell so much more. Great aftertaste.
 
Eddie
Eddie,
Very flavorful. Great spice in the front followed by some smoother sweeter notes in the finish. A couple drops of ice water mellowed the spice if it is too much.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Enjoyable, sweet flavors but the spice at the beginning and in the finish is almost harsh. The secondary notes are caramely and woody. Overall, it is tasty.
 
Sam
Sam,
Smooth, spicy and sweet rye with vanilla taste.
 
Tyler
Tyler,
A bit harsh on the front end, but good overall taste. A little bit of water or ice open up the flavor profile
 
Jason
Jason,
Strong kick of spice is quite noticeable but makes for a unique and enjoyable flavor. I think I’ll learn to appreciate this one more as time goes by.
 
Michael
Michael,
not a fan of the harsh/spicy kick
 
Luke
Luke,
It’s a great whiskey
 
Jeff
Jeff,
all around very smooth rye with a slight pepper kick
 
David
David,
Good flavors mixes well has harsh after taste when drinking straight
 
Bonnie
Bonnie,
Alright
 
Lauren
Lauren,
I quite enjoyed this whiskey, its very smooth.
 
Duane
Duane,
A bit spicy, but a splash of water mellows the heat and enhances the buttery flavors.
 
Brian
Brian,
Best with a splash of water. The flavors really flatten with ice
 
Michael
Michael,
Clean and sophisticated. This rye is exceptional.
 
Tony
Tony,
Good
 
Jim
Jim,
Crisp, clean, honey, butter, floral notes
 
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