WhistlePig Double Malt 18 Year Old 1st Edition
  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Region Vermont
  • Distillery Masterson's
  • Age 18 Year Old
  • Style Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • spicy
  • floral
  • rye
  • toasted oak
  • vanilla
  • dried fruit
  • sweet
  • dark chocolate
  • nutmeg

WhistlePig

Double Malt 18 Year Old 1st Edition (0.75l, 46%)
Price $366.99

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Character Goatson
The most glorious hog to rule them all.

If you check the dictionary under “WhistlePig” it will say that it’s a musically talented farm animal, and a shorthand for innovation in Whiskey-making. The story of WP started in 2007 when the founding crew bought a farm in Vermont and joined forces with Master Distiller Dave Pickerell. They stumbled upon barrels of Canadian Whiskey which they finished and bottled, writing the first chapter. What these fellas do is take traditional approaches and upgrade them for this day and age. Their most famous expression has been the 10YO (even appeared in Breaking Bad), but there’s a new (old) player in town.

WhistlePig Double Malt 18 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey is a mouthful in both senses, and it’s the oldest WP’s release to date. This Rye Whiskey (79% rye, 15% malted rye, and 6% malted barley) spent full 18 years in the barrel and the result is a symphony of soft, floral rich and spicy flavors. Dave Pickerell went straight to old-school method of malting rye to create this potion. To make things even classier, they hand-bottled the juice and put on the ritzy Vermont glass stopper that was hand-press on one of the few existing 19th century glass pressing machines. The aromas that are released from the Spirit are sweet and oaky, and they introduce the palate to spicy, fruity and floral flavors. It’s a perfect Whiskey to sip slowly as the sun goes down.
  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Region Vermont
  • Distillery Masterson's
  • Age 18 Year Old
  • Style Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Deep copper

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Sweet and aromatic on the nose with notes of berries, nutmeg and toasted oak.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Smooth and spicy dance of fruity and floral flavors, followed by vanilla and oak.

Finish
Long, clean and spicy finish.
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  • spicy
  • floral
  • rye
  • toasted oak
  • vanilla
  • dried fruit
  • sweet
  • dark chocolate
  • nutmeg
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
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.
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.
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
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 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.
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.
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.
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
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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