WhistlePig X Flaviar Chef's Blend 2019

WhistlePig X Flaviar Chef's Blend 2019

(0.75l, 43%)


8.7/10
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We’ve teamed up with WhistlePig and four award-winning chefs for an exclusive, flavorful, and fragrant Rye Whiskey.

In 2007, WhistlePig team bought the farm — actually a plot of land in Vermont lovingly named WhistlePig Farm. They teamed up with the late-great master distiller Dave Pickerell — formerly of Maker’s Mark — to bring genuine Rye Whiskey back to the forefront of American Whiskeys. It took a lot of time, patience, experimentation, and reinvestment, but they have grown to produce five award-winning core products and have experimented with a variety of finished wood special edition Whiskeys too.

OK… here at Flaviar we are pretty excited about this. We’ve partnered with the good folks at WhistlePig to create this special edition Rye Whiskey. We brought four world-class, James Beard Nominated chefs to the WhistlePig farm and turned them loose among the casks to help us blend something new — Chefs Michael Gulotta from New Orleans; Jamie Malone from Minneapolis; David Posey from Chicago; and Justin Woodward from Portland. What they came up with is a rich blend of twelve year-old WhistlePig high Rye (95% Rye/5% malted barley) finished in a variety of Wine casks, including 40% Madeira, 30% Sherry, 20% Port, and 10% Sauternes.

Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised that classically-trained chefs selected casks of Spirit finished in famous Wines from classic food pairings. And you will not be surprised just how great the flavor profile is. And this special release of WhistlePig X Flaviar Chef’s Blend 2019 is limited to 1000 bottles.

For more info on this special collaboration, visit WhistlePig X Flaviar.

Smartass Corner:
What the heck is a "whistle pig" anyway? Even though all WhistlePig Whiskey labels are adorned with the sketch of a tuxedo-clad hog, the words whistlepig, groundhog, and woodchuck all refer to the same animal.
  • Category
    Rye
  • Style
    Rye Whiskey
  • Region
    Vermont
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    12 Year Old

Flavor Spiral™

About The Flavor Spiral

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fruit
apricot
tobacco
woody
spicy
orange
honey
cinnamon
malted barley
What does WhistlePig X Flaviar Chef's Blend 2019 taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in WhistlePig X Flaviar Chef's Blend 2019 and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Crystal Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The fragrance is lovingly complex with notes of ripe stone fruits, vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile is both powerful and a delicate dance of classic Rye spice, fig, apricot, warm woods, pipe tobacco, and orange blossom honey along with interesting notes of Grappa on the back palate.

Finish
The finish is long, fruity, spicy, and rich.
Ratings & Reviews
Todd
Todd,
A real gem. The subtle nuances, slight heat, cherry overtones and balance make this a fantastic after dinner or late night cap rye. I’m a serious rye drinker... and after purchasing my first bottle and tasting, I immediately ordered two more for stock. At this price, great go-to when you want to keep from draining your Black Prince. Highly recommend. 9.1/10
 
Timothy
Timothy,
Definitely a full bodied and fleshed out flavor profile. Well crafted and rich, it’s a great after dinner drink to enjoy by the bonfire and watch the stars. I was wary about the price at first, but couldn’t be happier with the bottle in the end! Well worth double the price in my eyes!
 
Kent
Kent,
Just a great Rye. (can't beat WhistlePig). Made the perfect Old Fashioned!
 
Ted
Ted,
It was less smooth than the other Whistle Pig Rye i purchased. Did not detect any hibt of Lamb Spleen Escabeche but there was an earthiness that i wasn't prepared for. Not certain I would spend for this one again.
Todd
Todd,
You must have eaten Greek food prior to consuming! This is arguably the best bang for the buck in the entire rye list. If you have extra bottles I’ll buy them.
Lisa
Lisa,
Great bottle. Very smooth and no heat. I can definitely get lost in the sherry flavored finish. I would love another bottle.
 
William
William,
It is alright, nothing to really write home about. A little hot on the palate like most whistlepig. If you are a serious Rye drinker you will probably like it, but if you are just exploring rye you may want to start someplace else.
 
Alex
Alex,
A serious blend for serious pretentious drinkers. And I love it.
 
David
David,
I love this blend. This is the smoothest blend of my favorite brand
 
Frank
Frank,
Best whistle pig for the dollar
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Amazing flavor, so smooth and sweet but not too sweet. Love this one. Great for all kinds of bourbon drinkers.
 
Rob
Rob,
One of my favorite ryes. Puts me in my happy place. Super smooth.
 
Jack
Jack,
An immediate favorite.
 
Todd
Todd,
Smooth from start to finish.
 
Stan
Stan,
Good but not great. If you've had the original, it's that smooth, buttery goodness that wins you over. This one is far more complex and in my opinion loses the greatness of the regular 12 yr.
Todd
Todd,
I agree Stan!
Steve
Steve,
The rye is a great drinking rye. While there are better ryes MUCH cheaper (IMHO), this makes a nice change and actually has a bit of a sweet bouron-y taste. Not sure I would buy again at the price, but it's pretty good.
 
Toshinao
Toshinao,
Definitely a nice surprise because I’m not a fan of rye being in the forefront and I thought that this would be like that. This is a rye whiskey but the blend is so smooth and fruit forward with the perfect amount of weight - it lingers for a while and I think I might invest in a second bottle. I love the now gone Hibiki 17 and although I could be miles off - to me, they have some similarities.. I’m impressed.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Makes a great Old Fashioned! The wine blends seem to overpower the rye and drown out the spicyness. The flavor profile was too complex for my young palate.
 
Anthony
Anthony,
An incredible blend!
 
Mike
Mike,
Reminds me of the Farmstock rye no.2 It's smooth, sweet and easty to drink. Only has 43% abv so if you're looking for a stronger WhistlePig you may want to look at the 10 or 15 year. Overall I really enjoyed it. Very complex and enjoyable rye!
 
Cheryl
Cheryl,
Very smooth. Bottle is already half gone!
 
David
David,
Surprisingly smooth with nice fruity flavors. Excellent neat.
 
Lisa
Lisa,
Happily surprised. We loved it!
 
Odell
Odell,
Loved it! Had it at one of the dinners, and I enjoyed it even more the second time.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Incredibly velvety smooth with nice fruit and vanilla flavors. Almost too good. This bottle will be gone quickly.
 
Norman
Norman,
Very smooth!
 
Bill
Bill,
I didn’t like it - very complex to rate - the favor seems all over the place - maybe it just my palate.
 
Ken
Ken,
Very smooth, just a nice bit of sweet.
 
Anne
Anne,
Great drink better neat
 
Niobe
Niobe,
Warm spice sweet nectar golden juice
 
Mike
Mike,
Too mild for my Rye taste has some nice fruit and citrus with a slight red chili finish. For $130 you could have at least hit us with 90 proof. No wonder proof wasn’t in the description.
Shaun
Shaun,
I agree. The only problem here is this rye was proofed down beyond my preference. There are hints of greatness, but I cannot appreciate them at 86 proof. Comes across primarily as mild.
Ken
Ken,
Very nice, mildly sweet, finish. Just a delicious bottle of rye.
 
Doran
Doran,
This bottle is great! It’s infusions have opened my wife up to the idea of drinking more whiskey when prior she was off put by many other bottles. It’s smooth and pairs great with a variety of different foods.
 
Larry
Larry,
Oh so wonderful, a slightly peppery flavor with a soft carmel finish flavor. The best rye I have tried
 
Sean
Sean,
(Too late... it's gone.)
 
Sean
Sean,
This is much better than I anticipated. Insanely smoooooooth. Get a spice & pepper nose when you pop and pour. And then a mild peppered-caramel (if there's such a thing) taste as it's going down. I might have to get another bottle before it's gone!
 
D
D,
This is phenomenal blend! I love Whistle Pig to begin with, and rye in general, but this is one of the best ryes I've ever had. Warm, Smooth peppery nose. Slight pepper and baking spice on the palate. Warm, spicy subtle medium-length finish. So Good!!
 
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