spicy
vanilla
caramel
rye
mint
honey
butterscotch
charred
oak
Spiral WhistlePig 10 Year Old Rye Whiskey (375ml)

WhistlePig
10 Year Old Rye Whiskey (375ml)
Reviews and 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.
Price:
$40.99
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WhistlePig 10 Year Old Rye Whiskey (375ml) is adored for its spicy, vanilla, caramel and rye flavor notes.

This Rye is carefully distilled at WhistlePig distillery, United States.

Based on 5840 votes, the average rating for WhistlePig 10 Year Old Rye Whiskey (375ml) is 7.6/10.

Top reviews for WhistlePig 10 Year Old Rye Whiskey (375ml):

— I thought it was a very good rye whiskey! I enjoyed the whole bottle and would not hesitate buying it again.

— Love this rye!! Nice spice with a slightly sweet finish

— I was not disappointed by the whistle pig name. As a rye I was immediately introduced to all the spices, along with that much needed bite. Perfect for old fashioned and whiskey sours. Really any spirit forward cocktails.
  • Category
    Rye
  • Style
    Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Region
    Vermont
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    50%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    10 Year Old

WhistlePig 10 Year Old Rye Whiskey (375ml)

(0.375l, 50%)


7.6/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of WhistlePig 10 Year Old Rye Whiskey (375ml)
Bradley
Bradley,
I thought it was a very good rye whiskey! I enjoyed the whole bottle and would not hesitate buying it again.
 
Praveen
Praveen,
Over-rated. Caramel and vanilla taste with slight astringent spice finish leaving me wanting a more complex draught.
 
Scott
Scott,
Love this rye!! Nice spice with a slightly sweet finish
 
Dylan
Dylan,
Meh. I love WhistlePig's higher end offerings but tried this as their line has gotten more expensive. This bottling is fine but not worth the money when there are other great ryes at $40 for a 750ml.
 
Charley
Charley,
Good solid rye
 
William
William,
Definitely leads with the spice. Would prefer a bit more barrel but it is subtle and lingers
 
Arthur
Arthur,
This was a quality Wiskey. A good sipper on the rocks.
 
Oscar
Oscar,
Good taste, smooth finish but a little bland. Overall great choice for those occasions.
 
James
James,
Great drink. Got this as my first shipment and makes me happy I joined
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
I am not a rye bourbon fan.
 
Michelle
Michelle,
Love a great rye. Enjoyed sipping this one.
 
Blake
Blake,
Very smooth
 
Brian
Brian,
This bourbon, for the price point, was a challenge. I wanted to like it. but i enjoy a sweeter bourbon and this bourbon seemed a bit flat with a flavor profile that bland. I had to search for the flavors too much. There is some pear in it that is kind of nice in the after taste but beyond that, its a bit boring for the money. I'll always say that my favorite bourbon is either the one i'm drinking or the bourbon that is free. In this case, it was both. So i can't kick it out of bed for farting on my leg. But... I wouldn't go out of my way to buy it.
 
Ian
Ian,
I get a lot of spice, rye, oak, and sweetness. Fairly good rye. I’d recommend.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Spicy neat but settles with some water. Butterscotch notes. Sips nicely with a little water.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Quite smooth, little bite on the finish but very good.
 
Lyshemah
Lyshemah,
Defiantly a kick of spice. I’m more of a sweeter whisky fan but I would sip on this for a while.
 
Sergio
Sergio,
Spicy but nice. With a bit of water it becomes very smooth and a lot of flavors come out.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Spicy and warm!
 
John
John,
Not a fan drinking it neat but it made a tasty Manhattan!
 
Adam
Adam,
This rye is exceptional. The darker, caramel tones are smooth and gives a nice warmth as you drink it.
 
Bryan
Bryan,
100 proof.
 
Brian
Brian,
About as good as a rye gets imo
 
Eugene
Eugene,
It was great! I will be ordering this one again!
 
Eddie
Eddie,
Sorry, it confirmed that I do not like Rye whiskeys or Bourbons.
 
Fernando
Fernando,
Very good!
 
Anthony
Anthony,
I was not disappointed by the whistle pig name. As a rye I was immediately introduced to all the spices, along with that much needed bite. Perfect for old fashioned and whiskey sours. Really any spirit forward cocktails.
 
Willard
Willard,
Great rye whiskey! Will definitely but again.
 
Paul
Paul,
Surprisingly good. I actually preferred the 10 year old over the 6 and 18 year old versions. A great bargain! I can't wait to try the 12 & 15.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Tasty, though I’m not sure it’s worth the price
 
Courtland
Courtland,
Great tasting whiskey.
 
Brett
Brett,
Really good. Super smooth
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Great for mixing since it’s bitter, but it’s actually quite strong and if you’re into that kind of thing then this is your whisky. I drank it on the rocks and mixed with other things and both times it was great.
 
Robert
Robert,
Not bad! This was my first Rye Whiskey. I wasn't sure what to think beforehand but have come to enjoy the smooth taste and unique (for me) flavor compared to traditional corm whiskeys.
 
Clifford
Clifford,
This was my first test box. I liked the flavors in this rye, will be getting a bottle for my bar.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Smooth and enjoyable. It's a small bottle, which makes it a little on the pricy side. However, a nice sample. Definitely willing to purchase again.
 
BILLY
BILLY,
THE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH TASTES WERE EASIER TO FIND A SPECIFIC TASTE WITH THE GUIDES.....VERY HELPFUL. A REAL PLEASURE , VERY WELL PACKAGED AND PRESENTED. LOOKING FORWARD TO MY NEXT ORDER AND MORE NEW TASTE / FLAVOR.
 
BILLY
BILLY,
JUST PURE ENJOYMENT , MY TASTE BUDS ARE NOT REFINED ENOUGH TO IDENTIFY A SPECIFIC FLAVOR BUT I SAVORED EVERY SIP.
 
JOE
JOE,
Exceptional fine tasting Rye. Smooth with a little spice. Pleasing to the nose and a fine lingering after taste. This is a new favorite in my home bar.
 
Brandon
Brandon,
This was my first Rye. Had a little more spice than I’m used to but it was smooth going down. I’m excited to try it as a mix now that I’ve had it clean.
 
Holly
Holly,
Nice smooth rye, doesn’t need anything else added
 
Keith
Keith,
Nice complex flavors offering a more distinctive taste but a bit harsh of a bite to it. I'd order it again.
 
Chris
Chris,
Caramel, clove, pepper and a bit of hay on the nose. A nice spicy bite that mellows surprisingly soon to a charred marshmallow and cinnamon
 
Teeratorn
Teeratorn,
Smooth but a little bit too sweet
 
miguel
miguel,
Has a nice bite to it..if you dont like that you wont like this! But i think its perfect
 
Victor
Victor,
It was smooth with a little bite at the end but all round a good bottle
 
Christopher
Christopher,
I like everything from Whistle Pig. It was a treat to have this one.
 
John
John,
I am not a fan of bourbon or rye whiskey.
luke
luke,
Did u taste this one?
Emile
Emile,
A lovely rye. Character and finish of the best bourbons with the distinct rye taste permeating throughout. Should be the gold standard by which all other ryes are judged.
 
Caleb
Caleb,
pronounced rye taste,smooth finish
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Hands down amazing. Best Rye whiskey I've had in a long time. Definitely pricey. Keep the cork as long as you can and savor what you have.
 
Joe
Joe,
Wow!! This Rye has an exceptional taste up front with a very smooth finish. Definitely one for the bar.
 
Antonio
Antonio,
New to ryes, this was good
 
Antonio
Antonio,
This was perfect with a swift warm after taste
 
Jeff
Jeff,
It’s okay but nothing great about it. I got it in a tasting box and probably wouldn’t buy again. Little harsher than most I like for sipping
 
Venables
Venables,
Really smooth. Spicy with a sweet finish.
 
Michael
Michael,
New to ryes. I liked this alot.
 
Adam
Adam,
Sweet taste with a strong bite
 
Allegra
Allegra,
I like some ryes, but this is one I won't be ordering again. I can't even find a mixed drink that it works in.
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
Very smooth
 
Tammy
Tammy,
Loved It. It was smooth finish.
 
Chris
Chris,
New favorite!
 
Jim
Jim,
Not a Rye fan, but found this to be smooth and robust.
 
Jocelyn
Jocelyn,
Wow
 
Bill
Bill,
I always wanted to try this and was price shy...what a mistake...amazing taste!
 
Eric
Eric,
not a Rye fan
 
Dino
Dino,
Great sipper. But even better with a mixer. This I will buy again
 
Austin
Austin,
I enjoyed the sweetness when pared with ginger ale. On its own I found it smooth and fragrant.
 
Charles
Charles,
Nice smooth sweet caramel taste will be a main stay in my cabinet
 
Travis
Travis,
There is a final taste in here I can’t pinpoint but wow what a great rye. A new Canadian rye favorite.
 
Mr.
Mr.,
Loved the price....it’s very smooth for a low cost whiskey. No after taste. Mixes well. Wife even likes it!
 
Christian
Christian,
I’m not sure what to think of this one. After researching it, reding the reviews, and then tasting it, it wasn’t what I had expected. The way it hit my palate it struck me as average.
 
Mike
Mike,
For a 10 year rye, it exceeded my expectations. Great quality for the price.
 
Marshall
Marshall,
On my third one, nough said!!!!!!!
 
andrew
andrew,
Not that flavorful. Just kinda bland
 
Tony
Tony,
Tasty rye, little bit spicy and complex
 
Jonah
Jonah,
Not a big rye drinker but this was a nice way to be introduced.
 
Sonia
Sonia,
Very robust flavor. Love the tones.
 
Joe
Joe,
The Rye flavor in this 10yr old is subtle. The overall flavor of this Rye whiskey was very tasty, smooth on the finish, and hints of spices.
 
Noah
Noah,
I really liked the full rye flavor
 
Michael
Michael,
Being semi new to the finer whiskeys out there, I guess I need to sample more ryes. I did not like this one.
 
Matt
Matt,
Pretty high rye flavor up front and definitely spicy. Interesting finish I didn’t love. A little underwhelmed but overall a tasty rye.
 
Scott
Scott,
I do not like rye,but that was the only choice I was given for my last quarterly club order. Is there a way I can make sure rye is not one of my choices anymore?
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
This is a very nice, flavorful whisky. Unfortunately, it's high ABV works against it since I don't find it to be particularly smooth and it's harshness cuts against it's great flavor. While I have enjoyed drinking it, I don't think I'll be ordering it again, especially at it's price point.
 
Gary
Gary,
Not to my taste. Sorry I ordered it when there are so many better choices.
 
James
James,
Liked it.
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
I enjoy this. Good spice at first but then smooth as you keep drinking. Very nice.
 
Tylor
Tylor,
Ok
 
Chuck
Chuck,
I enjoyed it, no smoke taste, best when 62 Degrees.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
I liked it.
 
Robert
Robert,
It was OK. Not as smooth as I was expecting after hearing so much about it. I never put water or ice in my rye. With WhistlePig I found myself wanting to.
 
Adam
Adam,
Strong spice at first sip. Since I’m not a big spice guy, that taste invades and overtakes any subsequent flavor. Not bad, probably better as a mixer (am drinking it on ice).
 
Kevin
Kevin,
This is a delicious rye. What great spicy flavor. I first tried it neat, and was pleasantly surprised by the spiciness. I then made a Manhattan, which is how I usually drink rye, but it subdued the unique taste. Drink it neat! I thought the price was a great bargain until the little bottle showed up. 375ml? I guess it’s my fault for not noticing that. Fool me once.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Excellent full flavor. Perfect on some ice to sip after a long day.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Spicy and full of flavors. Two fingers and a rock make for a great glass of whiskey in the evenings.
 
Michael
Michael,
Smells very nice, but Powerful spices which are a tad to much for me.
 
Wade
Wade,
It’s a solid rye option if that’s your flavor. You can practically chew on it. Lots of flavor.
 
Richard
Richard,
Too much rye for me. Falviar didn't give me a choice so I had to pick it. I've had it before and would never buy it for myself.
 
Mason
Mason,
Extremely spicy. Opens up and becomes quite sweet with a bit of water. Overall a very nice though surprisingly complex makeup.
 
Warren
Warren,
Nice flavors on this one
 
Bryan
Bryan,
It was very fine and smooth.
 
Michael
Michael,
Smooth, nice tasting rye with a calm, sweet finish.
 
David
David,
A good rye but not worth the cost for me. There are better rye's at a much better price point!
 
Laura
Laura,
A little sweet start, then a smooth finish.
 
Chris
Chris,
Super smooth and mellow bourbon.
 
Valerie
Valerie,
I loved this. Never had it before. Very smooth. Great for sipping straight.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Nose vanilla first with oak and smoke. Flavor spice vanilla heat with oak and honey.
 
Emily
Emily,
Smooth, good flavor, caramel notes
 
Scott
Scott,
Not on the level of Maker's Mark, but a damn fine whiskey.
 
Allen
Allen,
Fantastic. Strong, but great for sipping. Very smooth and long, enjoyable finish.
 
JOHN
JOHN,
absolutely a delicious tasting rye
 
Gary
Gary,
15 year Whistlepig is awesome. My 2 sons and I are huge fans. From start to finish a perfect 10.
 
Michael
Michael,
Taste was good but the price is outrageous. A half size bottle at a full size price. I can get a full size bourbon at the same price.
 
David
David,
Bordered on the less than smooth side and not very subtle
 
Chris
Chris,
Loved it. Drank it straight and made a Manhattan with it.
 
Egan
Egan,
Absolutely delicious! Spicy in the most pleasant way possible and balanced with sweetness and velvety smoothness.
 
Corey
Corey,
Spicy, but smooth.
 
Peter
Peter,
Whistle Pig is like a good friend sitting on your tongue
 
Francis
Francis,
- Very bold/Full flavor without being overwhelming. - Sweet candy/fruit smell. - well rounded burn (not harsh hit but more smooth rounded).
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Spicy, lasts on the finish. Citrus notes on the second sniff.
 
GREGG
GREGG,
One of my favorites, some spice with a smooth long complex finish.
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Smooth with a little spice. Very nice
 
Douglas
Douglas,
I am not a rye drinker but found this smooth and had a good finish
 
David
David,
A smooth Rye, without that over powering Rye flavor. A definite try if you are not into Rye whiskey. Great in cocktails too
 
Mark
Mark,
My favorite but might be because of sentimental value
 
John
John,
Very nice taste and after taste. I never had it before and appears to be a new favorite as I ordered another
 
Adrian
Adrian,
Smooth, spice, and ‘twas very, very nice. I’d pick up this bottle.
 
Brian
Brian,
Was a strong proof whiskey that didn’t let up from start to finish.
 
JOE
JOE,
A very smooth rye. I enjoyed it.
 
Isaac
Isaac,
Amazing. Absolutely loved this
 
Nathan
Nathan,
Just Okay- a little to sharp for me but other people that I was testing with seemed to like it.
 
Chris
Chris,
Sharp rye after taste. Overall smooth.
 
William
William,
Absolutely phenomenal. Best rye I’ve ever had. Insanely smooth over ice.
 
Monica
Monica,
I love the smooth finish. The amazing taste and flavor.
 
Eric
Eric,
7 out of 10, but a high 7. Smoother than expected.
 
Charles
Charles,
I did like this particular spirit. The honey notes were unmistakable, but not overpowering. This was my first rye. I typically enjoy bourbon. This was smooth.
 
Melissa
Melissa,
enjoyable for sipping
 
Melissa
Melissa,
enjoyable
 
William
William,
It was the worst tasting Rye that I have ever tried. Also way to expensive.
 
Bryan
Bryan,
7.8, Not the biggest fan of rye, only tried a couple, but this was the best so far, smooth with a spicy finish, I could easily drink it again.
 
Ray
Ray,
Lots of ethanol in the nose, overpowering even; smooth, caramel palate; finishes with pleasing warmth
 
Brent
Brent,
Perfectly spicy with light notes of honey and brown sugar.
 
Nate
Nate,
A very enjoyable libation
 
Brian
Brian,
New to rye. Very good
 
Stephen
Stephen,
almost as good as Bourbon. thumbs up.
 
Ronald
Ronald,
One well rounded rye. I have been impressed with the flavor profiles they come up with. I shall have to keep an eye on their offerings.
 
Jared
Jared,
Candy cherry sweet to me. Lingers with flavor of almost a cherry liquor. Not for me.
 
Craig
Craig,
A little harsh and bold. Strong Rye.
 
NATHAN
NATHAN,
Bold and very different. A little harsh for my taste, but I generally prefer my rye to be very close to bourbon
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Awesome! Exceeded the hype.
 
David
David,
I"m new at tasting but really enjoyed the WhistlePig Rye. I enjoyed the finish (or after taste) very much. I truly enjoy bourbon but look forward to tasting more out side of my comfort zone.
 
Ashley
Ashley,
Husband loves this, it is his new favorite
 
Ray
Ray,
I absolutely LOVE this rye. Not overly complex, beautiful nose and great rye flavor with a very long finish with new flavors just popping in over time. Fantastic.
 
michael
michael,
it was my first experience with rye whiskey, i liked it, just thought it would be smoother since it was 10 year.
 
Cameron
Cameron,
Who really cares about the back story of of WhistlePig... this is a damn good rye. One of my favorites for under $100.
 
Alan
Alan,
This was nice. It had a strong but pleasant flavor. A bit more of a bite than expected but very good. The only problem was that the bottle was finished to quick. I need another.
 
Brendon
Brendon,
Very good semismooth will definitely buy more but was expecting it to be just a little bit smoother
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
I don't have a huge amount of experience with different whiskys but I do really like ryes; and I really like this rye. In a cup with a little ice and it's good to go. Has the rye spice without being overwhelming.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
My first Rye; a little sweet for me, but I'm a fan. Much more complex than I was expecting.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
I really enjoyed this and I'm not usually a big rye drinker. It has the nice spice of a rye but didn't feel like an assault on my mouth the way a rye's spice sometimes can. It's much smoother, subtle, and sweet.
 
jose
jose,
didn't like it at all had about 3 glasses and it got better by the third glass but then i felt it the next morning and thats usually a sign of a bad whiskey in my opinion.. this does not happen to me when i drink my other whiskeys and certainly not after just 3 glasses. the first glass i had it neat just so i can taste all the ingredients the 2nd and 3rd i had it with an ice sphere and it did open up the whiskey and became smoother but its safe to say i am not a fan and will never be trying this again.
 
Ernesto
Ernesto,
I am definitely not an expert but I really enjoyed this whiskey. Easy to drink and was quite nice
 
Chris
Chris,
First bottle to try. I enjoyed my first taste. Felt fairly smooth. Enjoyed the aftertaste.
 
Wesley
Wesley,
Excellent - a surprise in a bottle. Go with the 375ml if you are intrigued. Mint, honey, floral notes on the nose. Cinnamon, spice, citrus fruits on the pallet. Finish with more mint, pepper, and citrus notes. Wonderfully complex.
 
Roland
Roland,
Almost banana in the nose after swirling to calm the initial alcohol burn. Definitely detect the vanilla and the rich butterscotch on the end. Nice subtle heat and spice. I can see why the spiral has mint; that herbal note is there. Enjoyed it and look forward to further tasting. I just tried it neat this first time.
 
Ivan
Ivan,
Has a nice spicy burn when taken neat
 
Tim
Tim,
Drinkable for the strength, mid-body, rye spice.
 
Max
Max,
Good. Smooth at first with slight more burn as it progresses.
 
Alan
Alan,
Dad- Not as good as Breckinridge but still excellent Daniel-Smooth at the beginning and first swallow. Gets a little more burn as it goes down
 
John
John,
I hated it.
 
william
william,
not as good as the Angel
 
Brian
Brian,
Smooth and sharp. Goes great with a dark blend cigar.
 
Bill
Bill,
This whiskey should never be degraded by adding ice or water....just sipped a tiny shot of it and it exploded my senses. Very nice.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
I’m not well versed in the Rye game yet, but I really liked it. A good spice and a deep butterscotch to it. A little syrupy but in a good way.
 
Robert
Robert,
Reminds me of the old Irish Ballad "Rye Whiskey - Rye Whiskey, Rye Whiskey I cry. If I can't have rye whiskey I surely would die. Ditty goes on about a duck swimming to the bottom of the ocean for more rye whiskey.
 
Chris
Chris,
This is my first Rye. I was not expecting what hit me. Totally different than Bourbon! Not a hard bite and the flavor was on point. I'll def buy this again.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
I enjoyed this rye whiskey on the rocks. Once the ice started to melt the drink got to be really smooth.
 
Jessica
Jessica,
Definitely a solid Rye whiskey. Was very promising on the nose and I was very excited, but on the follow through it left me with much to be desired. There was just nothing that stepped up to the plate to differentiate itself with something special that I guess I was hoping for considering the price and the reputation.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Good
 
Amanda
Amanda,
Not a bad front end flavor, but wasn’t a fan of the back end flavor.
 
Courtney
Courtney,
Definitely not my cup of tea, or should I say whiskey/bourbon etc. I even tried it again after being less than sober and had to pour it out
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
Best rye I've ever tasted! Smooth with nice clove finish.
 
Marc
Marc,
Ol reliable. Love it had it before. One day I’m goin to Whistle Pig distillery. I’ve had 15 and 18 the piggy back and farm stock. 18 is the best can wait to try a boss hog.
 
Peter
Peter,
Strong and spicy, cherry vanilla nose. Slight hot pepper and creamy vanillin palate strong rye, char. After sitting nice long garden mint finish.
 
David
David,
Very smooth for a Rye and for a 100 proof whiskey. My lady and I both enjoyed it.
 
Joe
Joe,
Was more than expected for a rye! Nice surprise.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Smooth and sweet with very little bite.
 
Riley
Riley,
Tried on the rocks & neat, preferred neat you tasted more of the different flavors. Will try again.
 
Ken
Ken,
very smooth. great for sipping
 
Richard
Richard,
Smooth with a slightly lingering aftertaste
 
William
William,
Just Ok
 
Zachary
Zachary,
Very smooth
 
Tom
Tom,
Really a good rye.
 
Leslie
Leslie,
Was really excited to try this one, but ended up not liking at all.
 
John
John,
Great, smooth with hidden sweetness
 
robert
robert,
Great Rye. Fruity and spicy, with some heat. Nice representative of the 100% Ryes.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
This tastes like dirt. I am a huge fan of Rye and my go to is Michter's. I've wanted to try Whistlepig for a while because reviews were decent. Not sure if I got a bad bottle or what, but it seems like Whistlepig Rye is made with real hints of pig butthole. Seriously gross.
Gabe
Gabe,
Thank you Kevin. Your review made my day.
Jim
Jim,
Mild nose with spice and a hint of mint. Bold finish with ice adding more pepper taste.
 
Brandon
Brandon,
Well balanced and the heat just lingers on the toungue
 
Zack
Zack,
Not a fan.
 
David
David,
Very pleasant surprise. Have not been a fan of rye but this was exceptionally smooth
 
Doug
Doug,
I have had older versions of whistlepig and it is apples and oranges This one is not good... spring for the >10 year ones
 
Josh
Josh,
A very smooth flavor with a strong smokey finish
 
Todd
Todd,
Very good rye. Nice bite on the tongue with a smooth finish.
 
Russ
Russ,
Terrific! As advertised this is an awesome combination of toffee and malt, with just a touch of action at the end.
 
Brandon
Brandon,
Very different. Very tasty.
 
David
David,
Enjoyed
 
Tim
Tim,
Spicy nose. Hot! (100 proof). Spice and something like pear or apple. Has that sweet, slightly metallic flavor that I find in Irish (triple-distilled) whisky. Bright. Green. Drying, but candy-like finish (contradictory, I know). Not unpleasant, but not as much my thing.
 
Jan
Jan,
Love the smoke but too bitey
 
Ross
Ross,
Strong, initial taste, but turns mellow afterwards. Best served with a splash of water.
 
Ken
Ken,
Stout flavor, I had to let this linger on the tongue to settle, then swallow. Warm all the way down. Flavor lingers on the palette. Nice legs. First try was neat. Next will be on a single ice cube.
 
Andy
Andy,
I had heard about whistlepig and wanted to try it, it was mediocre and the rye did not stand out
 
Charles
Charles,
It's okay. There is a secondary taste that I can't quite identify and don't particularly care for. It is similar to flavors I have tasted in some scotches but it isn't peat. Lingers for a long time.
 
Lauren
Lauren,
Good flavor, but weak
 
Brian
Brian,
Strong
 
Tom
Tom,
Subtle vanilla notes up front to sage and spice with a not unpleasant, but very present heat all the way down. Smooth enough straight up, but I'm thinking rocks for this full flavored pig.
 
John
John,
Surprisingly complex with layers of spice and botanical flavors and a long even finish. Good enough to skip the mixers and sip with ice... or neat. Of course an Old Fashion or Manhattan with this fine liquor would also make for something special.
 
Ray
Ray,
Simple, but smooth. I didn’t notice the sweet as much as I noticed the spicy, smoky, leathery qualities.
 
Tim
Tim,
Delicious whiskey that is dangerously smooth.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Great mellow taste
 
Rev.
Rev.,
Very nice for the price point. Has some but to it with a nice oak undertone. Very nice for lazy sipping.
 
Wayne
Wayne,
not a fan
 
Marshall
Marshall,
I haven't uncorked it yet. Being by myself and in quarantine, I have had no one to share it with. My sojourn into scotch has come to a screeching halt. The three you set me just solidified that I am not a scotch fan. Can't wait for my next sampling!
 
Andy
Andy,
This is good. Wish it was just a bit more balanced but the Caramel into butterscotch transition is really nice. I would buy again.
 
Tammy
Tammy,
Nice and sharp tasting rye whiskey.
 
Kirk
Kirk,
Wonderful smooth and easy drinking
 
Zachary
Zachary,
Great Rye whiskey with a good bit of spice up front and then a cooling back note of mint. Very easy to drink and smooth throughout.
 
Michael
Michael,
First time trying rye whiskey and I really liked this one. Spiciness is at the forefront that definitely warms you up. Would be a great drink to have with a nice fire going on a cold night. Great aroma and a smooth finish.
 
Skyler
Skyler,
Smooth, finished it pretty quick!
 
Bob
Bob,
Very strong but also very smooth going down! Overall we really enjoyed this!
 
Antonio
Antonio,
Overrated. I’ve been waiting to try it, but came away disappointed. It taste good on the initial intake, then has a nasty bite. I’m glad I only have the small bottle.
 
PJ
PJ,
Disappointing for the finish and legs for this rye, considering it’s reputation.
 
Lawrence
Lawrence,
Big, bold flavors! For me, when drinking a Rye Bourbon I expect that first sip to have that spicy warmth on the finish...but after that initial taste... the spicey bite of the rye, mingkes with notes of vanilla, sugary sweet notes like butterscotch dance on the palate, only complementing the smoke and oak. DAMN FINE Bourbon but definitely not for the beginner.
 
Jacob
Jacob,
Smooth rye best served on the rocks. Would not expect anything less from Whistlepig!
 
Elizabeth
Elizabeth,
My first rye whiskey. Do not care for the taste. Don't have any other ryes to compare it to. I prefer any bourbon to this. There is a distinct after taste that I do not care for as well.
 
Tracey
Tracey,
Dangerously smooth
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Perfect tones to end the long work week with, good with or without ice depends on the day
 
Michael
Michael,
I am a big fan of the WhistlePig line and love Ryes in general. This was unpleasant to taste, like an ashtray taste to and a cloying finish t back of the tongue, even diluted. Still recommend the Old World 12 yr and the Farmstock. This 10 year is very different.
 
Luis
Luis,
I’m a rookie when it comes to this tasting stuff so take what I say as just an opinion of what I personally like. This was a little too sweet for me. I tasted too much licorice but if you like something a little sweeter you will like this. Just my thoughts
 
Heather
Heather,
This was between a 6 and 7 for me. I love the story of the company and how they are producing their whiskey; I really wanted to like this! But it was just so-so. Not great neat, and not much improved with water or ice. I think it would be better in cocktails? But that's not really my thing.
 
Javier
Javier,
It's earthy taste, which I attribute to it's mint flavor, didn't appeal to me off the back. I appreciated it a little more after sitting with it on a few other occasions and tasted some of the sweeter charred notes. I doubt I'd buy this spirit again though.
 
Janean
Janean,
Mixed emotions about this. Have purchased some various mixers to try with this- a sweet and sour mix. Just haven’t tried it yet, or a few other ideas. For me, this is a Expensive and for the taste, unless I find a super way to mix, wouldn’t repurchase.
 
Brad
Brad,
Not bad. Not really a neat-type whiskey. Great for a whiskey sour though.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
8.1. Solid taste and sits nicely on the tongue. It is exactly what you expect out of a whiskey. Defiantly need to get this again
 
Mark
Mark,
The classic. So good and spicy and energizing. Every time I have some, my first thought is why do I drink anything else? Curiosity is the answer, but I would be happy with this on my bar cart and little else if it came to that.
 
Fay
Fay,
It had a little more bite than I like.
 
Ben
Ben,
Tasty as heck. Easy to drink. More please!
 
Christopher
Christopher,
So full of flavor, I couldn’t resist another pour, and then another.
 
Caron
Caron,
From the looks of my empty bottle, I did enjoy this brand of Rye Whiskey. I looked forward to Whiskey Wednesdays when I added a bit of Ginger Beer and Lime seltzer. Just the perfect drink to help me get through the week!
 
Aaron
Aaron,
One of my favorite ryes.
 
James
James,
Very smooth
 
Don
Don,
Very smooth, and a great aftertaste! Minty, yes!
 
Jake
Jake,
Incredibly smooth from start to finish
 
Derek
Derek,
A bit medicinal for my taste, wouldn’t purchase again
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Fairly smooth and pretty flavorful
 
Brent
Brent,
Warm up front that fades into caramel and berries. A holiday in a glass!
 
William
William,
I really enjoyed Whistle Pig. very smooth and easy to sip.
 
Michael
Michael,
Very smooth
 
Don
Don,
Good taste and smooth for a rye.
 
Tyler
Tyler,
Cinnamon and vanilla and oak ones on aroma. Initial taste is sweet, but it follows up with some spice from the Rye and slight burn.
 
MIKE
MIKE,
I’ve never tried a rye before, caught me by surprise. Not a huge fan but it wasn’t bad, just not my style.
 
Jordan
Jordan,
Smooth, not too spicy.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Best rye I've ever tasted.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
This was my first bottle from Flaviar. The first sip is spicy but finishes nicely.
 
Jim
Jim,
It had a little kick with first taste but, finished off nicely. I'd buy it again.
 
Steven
Steven,
Very good
 
Kevin
Kevin,
I enjoyed this rye a lot. Spicer to me than woodford rye.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Kind expected more body for such a high proof spirit. Smooth and sweet with a hint of spice. Over all a pretty tasty whiskey. Personally, I'm happy to get a half bottle of good stuff over a full bottle of less worthy spirit, but would I buy it again? Probably not. It's a tasty rye but not super special. I think Rittenhouse Rye is a little richer/ more enjoyable for a lot less money.
 
Rob
Rob,
I thought this was pretty good - I just drank it neat. When I ordered it, I didn't realize it was a 375ml bottle. I didn't think it was $80 a bottle good, but not bad.
 
William
William,
Excellent Taste. Wonderful color and aroma. Look forward to buying it again!
 
Kimberly
Kimberly,
Alone was very harsh but mixed wasn't bad.
 
Michael
Michael,
Kind of flat. Almost a pine like aftertaste. Might be a good mixer but not for sipping.
 
Scott
Scott,
This little bottle starts off like the scope of most in this label. A touch of fire, cinnamon, caramel , oak, peppery, but the finish is light and horrific. The taste dissipates quickly leaving behind a distinct and disturbing chemical taste much like paint thinner aged in pine. Not kidding. I would not venture to try to label this as having a bite at the end. Not even close. I will not buy it again. To be clear though, have had no issues with the rest of the brands offerings as I have enjoyed them immensely
 
Alanna
Alanna,
I really don't care for this. It starts out okay, but it's a bit hot and there's some flavor that lingers on the finish and reminds me of astringent. Water helps, but I also hadn't noticed it was a smaller bottle for the price. Pass for me.
 
Bryan
Bryan,
Devine flavors.
 
Norman
Norman,
Harsher than anticipated, best serve with an ice cube, good flavor.
 
James
James,
I enjoyed it. Makes a very good manhattan.
 
Douglas
Douglas,
great rye
 
Ben
Ben,
Flavorful. Easy to drink.
 
Tyler
Tyler,
Fantastic rye! You really get that rye flavor pallet, but it doesn’t taste overdone. Excellent.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Enjoyed it very much after some ice opened it up. Nice spice up front.
 
Colin
Colin,
My first try at a rye as I tend to opt for bourbon. I had it neat and was a bit overwhelmed by the spice. Enjoyed the warmth. Can’t wait to try it in a cocktail.
 
David
David,
I like the taste
 
Rian
Rian,
I enjoyed this one on the rocks. Spicy up front with a smooth caramel finish.
 
Richard
Richard,
Caramel and honey. Spicy.
 
Pierre
Pierre,
Good
 
Brett
Brett,
Not usually a fan of rye; however, this was one of the better ones.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Very peppery. Much prefer the bourbon to this rye version
 
Anand
Anand,
Very smooth and caramel forward. Delicious and still complex
 
Eduardo
Eduardo,
Neat: Lots of heat and spice up front that immediately gives way to grassy mint, vanilla, and oak. Not for the faint of heart, but a great drink to add some variety to your rotation. Mixed: A superior mixing rye whose spice cuts through *just* enough without overpowering other flavors. Mixed with Averna, a splash of angostura butters, and a cherry it makes a fantastic black manhattan. Even better with a small spoon of maple syrup and a splash of sherry vinegar over ice. Overall: If this whisky were a friend, it would be great at parties but a bit in-your-face alone. There is no better rye for cocktails.
 
Bruce
Bruce,
Smells like pickle brine. Not a fan.
guest
guest,
Very well said.
Emily
Emily,
Not as good as what whistle pig usually puts out there. A solid rye, but not necessarily better than other ryes at similar or lower price points.
 
Chris
Chris,
Very drinkable, a little bit of burn upfront, but it's so smooth afterwards. If you drink with ice, it's all smooth and good.
 
Jeremiah
Jeremiah,
Very nice. Easy to drink slowly and enjoy it.
 
Samuel
Samuel,
Very smooth spirit. Big finish of spice/rye along with a little mint/vanilla/honey on the aftertaste.
 
John
John,
I'm not a big rye fan because I don't tend to favor the spiciness. That said, this one is still very drinkable.
 
Eron
Eron,
Enjoyable, but a bit alcohol forward for me. Too much burn. Prefer the Knob Creek Straight Rye.
 
Rae
Rae,
Good easy
 
Michelle
Michelle,
Very nice.
 
Brad
Brad,
Pretty sure it was this rye that turned me on to rye's a couple years ago, and after circling back I still think it holds up great. It has a pretty unique flavor, one that speaks well to my individual palette. That said, I think it's priced a bit high.
 
Lawrence
Lawrence,
I am LOVING this selection . I drink mine neat and the warmth it produces on my pallet is resounding. I have treated my colleagues to this and they are amazed at how smooth the taste is. The bouquet is fantastic. Thank you.
 
Dana
Dana,
Ugh! Did not like this one at all. Too much of a banana aftertaste. Not for me.
guest
guest,
Thank you someone who knows what he's talking about.
Tom
Tom,
Has a high expectation on this one as Whistle Pig produces some great product. However i was underwhelmed with this one. Not as smooth as i would have liked.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Nothing special here. I would drink it with ginger ale. Of course, Rye and Ginger.
 
Joyce
Joyce,
I'm not personally much of a rye drinker, but this one wasn't bad at all. Might be a bit pricy for what you get.
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
This is a delicious rye. Smooth and complex. Had it back to back with some others and there was no comparison. Whistle Pig does it right.
 
Brian
Brian,
I really enjoyed this Rye. One of my favorites. Very smooth. When my glass was empty I even enjoyed the vapors coming from the glass. Can't wait to try other WP's
 
JAMES
JAMES,
Over hyped did not live up to expectations
 
Patrick
Patrick,
 
David
David,
This is a great rye and you'll seem pretty cool having Whistle Pig on your shelf...but you're paying for trendiness as well as good whiskey. Realize you'll can find tastier whiskeys for less... but that doesn't change the fact that this is pretty tasty stuff with a good spicy bite, and come on, what's cooler than having something named Whistle Pig.
 
Ken
Ken,
As I still learn to appreciate more whisk(e)ys, I can't get past the waxy taste that so many of them have; including this one. My husband enjoyed it immensely, but it was not one I want to repeat.
 
James
James,
Great Sipping Rye.
 
Kris
Kris,
I did not care for this whiskey!
 
David
David,
a bit strong with a hint of pear. definitely a sipping whiskey. Tried it as a drinking whiskey but woke up with a headache.
 
Clay
Clay,
For a 10 year aged rye, I was expecting a mellower flavor
 
Michael
Michael,
It has a very strong bold flavor, definitely something y0u should sip and enjoy rather than just drink.
 
David
David,
Good flavor a small bite when neat. Woody and vanilla are the main notes
 
Theodore
Theodore,
was not for me. Tasted like whiskey with a sour lemon in it. I really looked forward to it, but it just wasn't for me.
 
Michael
Michael,
Very off-tasting. Not sure what is wrong, kind of mildewy/moldy flavor. Very unfortunate. Hopefully, a bad batch and not typical for this brand. Disappointed in selection.
Stormy
Stormy,
Maybe you dont enjoy top shelf whiskey? Cause this is great whiskey
Michael
Michael,
Unfortunately, it was bad. My buddy had another Whistle Pig that I tried and it was night and day difference between the two.
Marc
Marc,
Tasted like mold. Had to dump it down the drain!
Stormy
Stormy,
Maybe you're not a whiskey drinker pal.
Brian
Brian,
Solid medium bodied rye. Smooth up front with the rye bite at the back end. Good flavors throughout
 
WM
WM,
Didnt really care for the Whistle pig. Just not what I like
 
Gabriel
Gabriel,
Nice whiskey to sit back and enjoy! Night cap worthy.
 
Chris
Chris,
Pretty good
 
Sunil
Sunil,
Great flavor and finish. Woody and smooth with little bite.
 
Bryan
Bryan,
So balanced, it goes down almost too easy.
 
Kirsha
Kirsha,
The spicy notes are very forward but has a nice smooth finish
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
Absolutely delicious. Very smooth with some heat on the back end
 
Becki
Becki,
This is my first ‘rye’ (as such my first review, as well). This 10-yr old Whistle Pig was spicy at our introduction, smooth and warm as we got to know each other and then tingly as we parted. Quite enjoyable
 
Pat
Pat,
Very smooth. easy to drink.
 
Richard
Richard,
I tried to like it but couldn't.
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
Nice Rye and interesting and pleasant mix of spice and flavor.
 
Bill
Bill,
This is how all ryes should taste. Definite hints of caramel and honey IMOP
 
BRENDA
BRENDA,
Holy whiskey, Batman! I had heard so much about WhistlePig and was happy to find that the hype was well deserved.
 
Shannon
Shannon,
Sweet, spicy, and smooth
 
Anne
Anne,
strong not a lot of flavor
 
Connor
Connor,
Nice spicy rye without a lingering bitterness
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Started poor but finished decent
 
Shane
Shane,
Was not my favorite with a strong wooded/oak even pine taste. There are better ryes at this price point.
 
Scott
Scott,
Nothing really remarkable about this. Aftertaste was high compared to bullet or similar
 
Nick
Nick,
Being a bourbon man, I have not had much experience with rye whiskey and I have not yet purchased a bottle of rye for home. Thanks to the good folks over at Flaviar, I was provided with a bottle of WhistlePig 10 Year Straight Rye for purchasing a membership. I knew WhistlePig is a respected a sought after brand and that 10 years makes a good whiskey, but outside those two bits of information, I knew nothing of what I was in for. I poured it neat into a Glencairn glass and braced myself. I don't know what the typical notes of rye should be, but I noticed a sweet mint smell, caramel, perhaps faint banana, and an earthy undertone (Is that the rye? Is rye earthy? I'm out of my depth here, someone help me). The mouthfeel was silky smooth and I knew immediately that if I had enough money I would fill up a bathtub with this stuff and luxuriate in it all night. The palate has brown sugar, pecan, and vanilla upfront with plenty of baking spices and orange in the back. Made with 100% rye, there is certainly a kick on the way down that is stronger than the bourbon I am used to, but it is nice. The finish is long and warm with tobacco and leather and a nice spice lingering in my gums (if this is unusual, please let me know so I can contact a dental professional as soon as possible). I don't know if staring with a 100% rye mash bill was the best introduction to rye that I could have chosen, but I did like this one and it has certainly opened the door to further exploration of the category. I can't compare it to other ryes or what a rye "should" be, so my rating is simply based on my experience with the label. A good experience, indeed.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Not premium, not awful.
 
Brad
Brad,
Was not a huge fan despite liking other Rye's. Agree with others, a bit of a bite and a bit of burn. Next time I'll let it sit out for 15 minutes or so to breathe a bit more. That may soften the bite.
 
Jason
Jason,
Douse in coke to drink. Sipping it confirms not a fan of rye blend.
 
Jim
Jim,
This rye is just to hit on the pallate, I couldn't really pick up any of the flavors. I prefer pikesville or Sagamore myself
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Decent. Don’t love it, don’t hate it.
 
Tim
Tim,
Not a lot of flavor, lots of burn
 
Charlie
Charlie,
Pleasantly surprised by this one. Has a somewhat harsh bite, but a smooth and tasty finish.
 
Rob
Rob,
Not a fan of the charred after taste
 
Justin
Justin,
Don’t have much experience with Ryes but I liked it. From the spice to the caramel and vanilla it was surprisingly smooth. I’d get it again.
 
Rod
Rod,
One of the few ryes I genuinely like. Some bite but not overpowering, spicy and great finish.
 
Robert
Robert,
Not a big Rye drinker but this is tasty. Light in taste.
 
Todd
Todd,
To me, this was definitely light in taste. It was almost airy. It has a pleasantly bitter bite at the end that I enjoyed.
 
Jim
Jim,
Definite bite
 
James
James,
Wasn't thrilled at all. It tasted like pickle juice. Almost turned me of ryes completely
 
Stefano
Stefano,
Not a big Rye drinker but this is tasty
 
Christopher
Christopher,
I had three bottles of this rye and I don’t get it. Each pour has an aftertaste of mildew that I can’t get past. Not sure how so many people like it.
 
Michael
Michael,
I'm a fan of earthy, exciting flavors just as I like the milder end of the spectrum at times. This us an aggressive, almost unhealthy landmark that teeters on the edge of moonshine. When I have something on my mind, this is a catalyst for action. it appeals more to my Irish than my Italian, Dutch or 100% American genes. It's powerful but brief because its potent. Beer chaser always to follow.
 
Ed
Ed,
I thought this was very good for the price point. Their 12 year old is even better.
 
Harwood
Harwood,
Start selling this gut-rot by the gallon. I'd rather drink water.
 
Will
Will,
Real good.
 
Josh
Josh,
Best Rye I’ve ever had
 
Daniel
Daniel,
This is gross. Tastes like knock off Jack Daniels. Terrible aftertaste.
 
Tim
Tim,
I thought I didn't like Rye Whiskey..............I was wrong!
 
Rene
Rene,
Its a really good rye whiskey i have enjoyed it a lot it makes a great old fashion 100% proof and still has a great almost smooth taste . A must try if you like a good rye whiskey
 
Francisco
Francisco,
Yeah definitely not premium whiskey.
 
Derek
Derek,
This is definitely not your typical rye whiskey. This has a very deep and rich flavor, and the 100 proof gives it the perfect bite. The only reason I gave it 9 stars is because of the price. When Bulleit can sell a 12yr rye for less than $50, why is this bottle $80+ in the full size version. They are both sourced from other distilleries. Sorry for the rant...I really do enjoy this bottle.
 
John
John,
Fairly good bottle. Not too much of a bite so I liked that part. Also, mixed well with soda and for old fashioneds
 
William
William,
I tried to drink it like a sipping whiskey without realizing it was 100 Proof. Big mistake. As Cleveland said "it's a little too verbose for my palate." However in an old fashion or Manhattan it makes a powerful punch that will sneak up on you.
 
Eric
Eric,
Yummy
 
CLEVELAND
CLEVELAND,
Good potent whiskey. But it's a little too verbose for my palate. I enjoy it but it has a very strong flavor that reminds me almost of rubbing alcohol.
 
Scott
Scott,
It felt thin and tinny. I am glad Flaviar gave it to me, as I would have felt bad buying it.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Based on the comments, this is apparently a very divisive pour; however, I shared my first pour with a group of friends and we unanimously found this to be a pretty fine dram.
 
Sean
Sean,
There's a historical site near where I live that has a museum attached to the welcome center. It's called Desoto Bend, and it is the site of an old paddle boat's resting place. The boat was excavated and all of the contents were placed in the museum, which has a very distinct smell. That smell is how I would describe the taste of Whistle Pig. It is, in my opinion, vile and worthy of the deepest depths of hell. The addition of cola is not enough to overpower the onslaught of my tastebuds and the remainder of the bottle was swiftly poured down the drain. I tried to find some redeeming qualities, I really did. However, this vile potion obliterated my senses so thoroughly that it could not be saved. In short, don't submit yourself to the abuses of this liquid unless you are a masochist and drinking vulgar spirits is your preferred form of self-punishment.
 
Austin
Austin,
Smooth and distinct flavor that is enjoyable after every sip. Highly recommend
 
Alycia
Alycia,
Smooth and easy to drink
 
Clint
Clint,
It had a horrible aftertaste not a very good whiskey to drink neat.
 
Trishanna
Trishanna,
One of the better bottles from Whistlepig
 
Harwood
Harwood,
Better with a bit of water.
 
Rachel
Rachel,
Very smooth with a sweet finish. Loved it.
 
Kent
Kent,
tasting notes were right on for me with a strong woody/smokey finish. I enjoyed it more as I worked through the bottle.
 
Emily
Emily,
Normally don’t drink Rye but this was easy and smooth. Gets better every sip
 
Cody
Cody,
Had a very stout flavor, with a hint of smoke that wasn't too overpowering. Me and the Mrs finished the bottle in one night over game of thrones. Goes down very easy. Defiantly worth a buy.
 
Michael
Michael,
Very smooth. Flavor spiral was dead on.
 
Steven
Steven,
I thought I just don't like Rye but it turns out it was just this whistle pig. It's a great gift I found out. Wish I remembered specifics it was just not that Rye I was looking for.
 
Ed
Ed,
Smooth start, strong smoky middle and a nice spicy finish
 
Michelle
Michelle,
I’m not the biggest whiskey fan honestly, most of them burn me up later. This was way different, good bit, spicy aftertaste and all around pleasant
 
brendan
brendan,
Very sour and odd finish. Not crazy about this one
 
Kim
Kim,
Not a fan of this one but my adult son liked it - so, Happy Birthday!!
 
Michael
Michael,
Amazing journey of taste. I recommend for educated palate.
 
Michael
Michael,
I love it! But those who don't like the earthy intense after taste be warned. Definitely not a beginners drink. Would recommend to whoever wants to give their tongue a unique treat
 
David
David,
This was my first Rye and if was any indication of what Ryes bring to the table, it will be my last. Left an odd almost moldy aftertaste that lingered for an unpleasantly long time. Maybe if you mix it with a ginger ale or equal, you might disguise the taste.
 
Caleb
Caleb,
Very tasty, a bit of smoke on the finish. So smooth!
 
Greg
Greg,
This tasted like grass clippings to me. I enjoy Whistle Pig, but not this one.
 
Martin
Martin,
Great flavor and very smooth
 
Geoffrey
Geoffrey,
for some reason gave me a headache
 
Laura
Laura,
Smooth and tasty.
 
Viyan
Viyan,
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
 
Mandy
Mandy,
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.
 
Luke
Luke,
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
 
John
John,
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.
 
Steve
Steve,
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
 
Burton
Burton,
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.
 
Michael
Michael,
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.
 
Tim
Tim,
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.
 
Mira
Mira,
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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