WhistlePig Old World 12 Year Old Rye Whiskey
  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Region Vermont
  • Distillery WhistlePig
  • Age 12 Year Old
  • Style Rye Whiskey
  • Maturation American oak, Madeira, Port and French Sauternes casks
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • caramel
  • port
  • vanilla
  • spicy
  • herbs
  • oak
  • honey
  • rancio
  • orange

WhistlePig

Old World 12 Year Old Rye Whiskey (0.75l, 43%)
Price $134.99

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Character Goatson
American Rye with the Old World character

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

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

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

Smartass Corner:
What the heck is "whistle pig" anyway? Even though all Whistle Pig Whisky labels are adorned with the sketch of a tuxedo-clad hog, "whistle pig", groundhog and woodchuck all refer to the same animal.
  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Region Vermont
  • Distillery WhistlePig
  • Age 12 Year Old
  • Style Rye Whiskey
  • Maturation American oak, Madeira, Port and French Sauternes casks
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Dark amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Vanilla and English toffee

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

Finish
Long with dark chocolate and caramel.
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  • caramel
  • port
  • vanilla
  • spicy
  • herbs
  • oak
  • honey
  • rancio
  • orange
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Rye - think of it as Bourbon's edgier cousin. It’s known for what many call a spicy or fruity flavor. Rye (distilled from at least 51% Rye) is not on the sweet side and tends to have a spicier body. That’s why the character of a cocktail made from Rye, instead of Bourbon, is drier.
What the heck is a “whistle pig” anyway? Even though the label for Whistle Pig Rye is adorned with the sketch of a tuxedo-clad hog, “whistlepig,” groundhog, and woodchuck all refer to the same animal.
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
Rye sparked the first revolution after the American Independence. It was called the Whiskey Rebellion, and it arose when the government tried to tax Whiskey and enforce the taxation on distillers. The lesson here? Don't mess with a Whiskey drinker's dram.
George Washington famously loved his Rye Whiskey. In fact, after he served as the first president of the United States, he returned to his farm at Mount Vernon and started a small Rye distillery of his own.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Rye - think of it as Bourbon's edgier cousin. It’s known for what many call a spicy or fruity flavor. Rye (distilled from at least 51% Rye) is not on the sweet side and tends to have a spicier body. That’s why the character of a cocktail made from Rye, instead of Bourbon, is drier.
What the heck is a “whistle pig” anyway? Even though the label for Whistle Pig Rye is adorned with the sketch of a tuxedo-clad hog, “whistlepig,” groundhog, and woodchuck all refer to the same animal.
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
Rye sparked the first revolution after the American Independence. It was called the Whiskey Rebellion, and it arose when the government tried to tax Whiskey and enforce the taxation on distillers. The lesson here? Don't mess with a Whiskey drinker's dram.
George Washington famously loved his Rye Whiskey. In fact, after he served as the first president of the United States, he returned to his farm at Mount Vernon and started a small Rye distillery of his own.
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