spicy
toffee
berries
nutty
fruit
sweet
tobacco
vanilla
orange zest
Spiral WhistlePig Whiskey Homestock

WhistlePig
Whiskey Homestock
Reviews and Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Gorgeous sweet and fruity nose with notes of pipe tobacco, vanilla, and orange zest.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Mouthwatering palate with a big hit of baking spices, toffee, roasted nuts, and ripe berries.

Finish
Long-lasting and spicy.
Price:
$72.99
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WhistlePig Whiskey Homestock is adored for its spicy, toffee, berries and nutty flavor notes.

This American Whiskey is carefully distilled at WhistlePig distillery, United States.

Based on 315 votes, the average rating for WhistlePig Whiskey Homestock is 7.9/10.

Top reviews for WhistlePig Whiskey Homestock:

— That disappeared in one evening with a friend quite easily. Smooth and warm with no bite on the rocks or neat. Definitely an addition to my list of favorites.

— Really loved this. Broke it out during a party and all loved!

— Love it! Just the right amount of smoothness and tang.
  • Category
  • Style
    Blended Whiskey
  • Region
    Vermont and Canada
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    4-5 Year Old
  • Maturation
    Recharred Oak Barrels

WhistlePig Whiskey Homestock

(0.75l, 43%)


7.9/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of WhistlePig Whiskey Homestock
Peter
Peter,
Excellent taste. Very shuttle and smooth.
 
guest
guest,
a fruit forward rye that goes for days. Starts with spice and toffee that intermingles dark berries light oak that finishes vanilla waffers
 
Curt
Curt,
I’m not a huge Rye fan so I wasn’t sure about this one. I was pleasantly surprised with this blend. It was smooth and flavorful. I have another bottle on order.
 
Kyle
Kyle,
Taste is better than most of the WP lineup, mostly sentimental connection because of the blending together alone
 
Michael
Michael,
Light, somewhat bland
 
mark
mark,
That disappeared in one evening with a friend quite easily. Smooth and warm with no bite on the rocks or neat. Definitely an addition to my list of favorites.
 
David
David,
Great finish. Smooth.
 
David
David,
Really loved this. Broke it out during a party and all loved!
 
Aaron
Aaron,
This was my first go at WhistlePig, I was impressed with the smoothness, and crisp after taste. Will definitely purchase again.
 
Tyler
Tyler,
Super smooth
 
Todd
Todd,
I really enjoyed this. Smooth, tasty, a little spicy.
 
michael
michael,
Not what I expected. I am a regular WP drinker- I will stick with the 12 year thanks.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Appearance: Color is amber, decent legs... Nose: Cinnamon apples, barley, nutmeg?, an assortment of baking spices. Holiday spice cabinet... Palate: Warm cinnamon sugar and grain, almost like a cheap churro but not quite as sweet. Background apple note, but not as notable as on the nose. Unique, though not that special... Mouthfeel: Average... Finish: Continuation of the barley grain and cinnamon note... Overall: Unique, different flavor profile than a Rye, Wheat, or Single Malt Whiskey, but not my style.
 
Audrey
Audrey,
Love it! Just the right amount of smoothness and tang.
 
Pat
Pat,
Nice and mellow with a little spice at the end.
 
Vivek
Vivek,
I don’t think it was anything special, somewhat disappointed in it
 
Steve
Steve,
I got a sample of this and have to admit it was the first taste of any of the whistle pig products and I wasn’t impressed at all. Didn’t care for the nose and didn’t care for the taste. After trying that I tried the piggyback rye 6 yr and absolutely loved it.
 
Cory
Cory,
True, it’s not the best whistlepig. But I’ve only had the ten year and twelve in different versions and I honestly think this one is still really enjoyable. Not the usual hot spice but still keeps its character as a whistlepig!
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Thin, lacking in any significant aroma and pale in color. Taste is primarily sweet. I wouldn’t recommend.
 
Mark
Mark,
Weaker than expected
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Loved it. Super smooth. Slight smell of Carmel and bit of vanilla on the back end. Was great straight up and also over rocks.
Steve
Steve,
Why only one star?
Steve
Steve,
Why only one star?
Jeff
Jeff,
Cherry aroma, smooth, yet light finish without much spice. Nothing to write home about, but would make a good old fashioned or manhattan, I imagine.
 
Gary
Gary,
A nice blend and smooth with the right bite.
 
Nancy
Nancy,
Awesome !! It has become a Top Shelf in our home bar !
 
Donald
Donald,
Nice with that expected Rye bite finish. Makes a great Manhattan and a good sipping whiskey.
 
David
David,
As a "non" connoisseur, I enjoyed it. But probably wouldn't purchase again.
 
Steve
Steve,
Really liked this it was sweet not a ton of heat and really enjoyed over an ice ball. This I would buy if I saw in the store.
 
John
John,
Not happy with this one. Hard to explain; it just didn't work for my wife and I. I'll use in mixers, never straight
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Nice smooth taste, not too much of an alcohol bite. Very drinkable.
 
David
David,
Yellow gold color with thin rim and beady drops in a glen cairn. Mild grain nose, with building spice. The mix of grains is very unique to the nose and is pleasant, if not outstanding. Herbal notes and lemongrass come with some air. Palate is soft, wine-forward with a little heat and yeast. Red fruit backs it up leaning towards orchard fruit. Finish is medium length and slightly hot and drying, with red fruit following. Coating mouthfeel with a light-to-medium body.
 
Joel
Joel,
Reasonably smooth, but kind of bland. Got a sample, don't know the price point, but wouldn't pay more than $30 or so for a full sized bottle. If this is introduced at a higher price point than that, there are much better whiskeys out there.
 
Hal
Hal,
It has a sharp, spicy taste, which let's you know you are drinking a whiskey. The finish gives a reason to keep drinking it, with the flavors which are initially overwhelmed by the spice, linger on the tongue. It is a great drinking whiskey when I want something with a little bite to it.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
I like it . The process to get this fine Whiskey was cool and inventive . Smooth stuff, I give it eight !
 
Christine
Christine,
Enjoyed it very much. Smooth and mild.
 
Lance
Lance,
Exceptionally smooth blend. Not too hot, with very limited pepper like you might expect from a rye blend. Very approachable - will definitely try again.
 
Edward
Edward,
Loved it, shared it. Bought another one as a thank you to someone helping us with projects. Excellent blend. Proud to be a part of this.
 
Duane
Duane,
Very light and bland. Not much here for me.
Vivek
Vivek,
Agreed
Michael
Michael,
From the moment I opened the bottle and got that great smell I know this one was special. It is so smooth a blend I glad I had a chance to be part of the process.
 
Justin
Justin,
Not as good as simple ten year whistlepig
 
Oliver
Oliver,
The first sip teases of a bite but comes through with a very smooth finish. Will be trying the other pigs soon.
 
James
James,
A little biased being a huge fan of WhistlePig, but this whiskey is smooth, delicious, and very well blended. It won't "blow your mind" but great all the same.
 
Andres
Andres,
So good, So special so reasonably priced for the quality! Keeps me coming back for it.
 
Kenneth
Kenneth,
I might be biased, but I love it.
 
Steven
Steven,
Smooth, aromatic, just the right "bite".
 
Gregg
Gregg,
I was hoping for more. Not impressed with this offering from the Pig
 
Philip
Philip,
very smooth and drinkable. perfect blend
 
Paul
Paul,
Almost undrinkable. Until this bottle, I ve loved everything that I've tried from WP. I've come to expect a peppery, spicey, vanilla flavors from WhistlePig and this was none of that. Sickly sweet with a boiled orange peel after taste. I didn't notice before buying that there was a high concentration of Canadian Rye... and I've yet to taste one one those that I like, either.
Gregg
Gregg,
It’s ok in mixed drink......
David
David,
Smooth. Great finish.
 
Ian
Ian,
This is one of the most unique whiskeys I’ve ever tried. It is very Christmas baking spice (nutmeg, cinnamon, etc) forward in a very authentic way. Smooth, flavorful, and a rare experience for whiskey. I was honestly blown away!
 
Kieran
Kieran,
Nice sipping! Exceptionally smooth.
 
Regan
Regan,
Smooth with a light nose and a bit of spice and vanilla.
 
Jim
Jim,
Definite notes of caramel, dried fruit, and leather to the nose, mildly spicy and vanilla at first taste, with a sweet and fruity middle and short finish. A nice offering and excellent work by the Flaviar crowd.
 
Troy
Troy,
Super smooth.
 
Michael
Michael,
Interesting, liked this better than the previous WhistlePig I'd had. I missed getting the tasting kit by a couple hours, but wanted to try the results.
 
Jerry
Jerry,
A lot of Oak on the nose. good heat throughout vanilla and cinnamon with subtle caramel and slight fruit on the back end.
 
Mark
Mark,
Light is the first thing that comes to mind. Exceptionally smooth. Drink this neat or not at all
 
Nate
Nate,
Just loved this spirit. Just takes a one finger pour if straight, or cover your ice if you go that route, and you have a whisky that can be sipped for the evening.
 
Mike
Mike,
The nose was sweet vanilla with a hint of spice. The palate was initially sweet vanilla or caramel, followed by a spicy and sweet middle with maybe a little fruit, followed by a touch of oak and spice. It coated the mouth fairly well, but the finish was not very long. It is a good, smooth sipper and probably will be a great mixer.
 
Keivn
Keivn,
Nose: sweet, dried fruit Taste: spicy front, sweet middle, and eucalyptus finish. Nice warm hug.
 
Marcum
Marcum,
Smooth, sweet all the way through. Nice summer whiskey.
 
Laura
Laura,
Caramel and honey, super smooth
 
Bryan
Bryan,
Smooth, light and fruity served neat, but really opened up with a single ice cube.
 
Nick
Nick,
Smooth and a bit sweet. Tastes present to me were honey, caramel, and vanilla.
 
Richard
Richard,
Smooth, amazing, light taste. Really liked this and will be purchasing.
 
Chris
Chris,
This is my first Whistlepig, and makes a really good first impression. Even though the mash bill is mostly rye, it isn't as spicy as the ryes I have tried. Very fruity character on the nose, reminiscent of green grape to me. Definitely get notes of vanilla and toffee in the nose as well. Great mouthfeel, with an oiliness that coats the tongue. Spicy with notes of toffee on the front end, some vanilla mid-palate, and a berry freshness. Good, finish, with a slight non-bitter barrel flavor lingering for awhile
 
Rich
Rich,
Great offering but very pricy
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Very good. Smooth at the beginning with significant spice at the end. Like spicey marshmallow.
Steven
Steven,
I just tried it and I can't untaste what you described.... I had burnt caramel and vanilla..... and something I couldn't place..... ohhh yep! Marshmallow!
Jason
Jason,
I give this one a 10 just for the Cool Factor. Will revisit if I ever decide to open this bottle. I expect I won’t be able to hold out too long.
Andy
Andy,
Maybe you should review it after tasting it 👍 let us know if it's still a 10!
Chase
Chase,
Compared to WhistlePig 10 Year Rye I would rate 6.5/10. Much lighter, not as complex but still clearly a refined whiskey. Both spicy but Homestock tails off after spicy whereas 10 year Rye finishes strong with Rye and Mint flavor. For what it’s worth I think the 10 year Rye is superb so maybe not a fair comparison
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Good
 
Rick
Rick,
Nice up front, I'm getting some burnt grain flavor toward end. Not at deal breaker levels but unrefined
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Very impressed with the Flaviar crowd that came up with this blend! Delicious!
 
Mark
Mark,
I have to forget about WP 10 year when I drink this. Homestock tastes young and a little astringent in comparison. I absolutely LOVED the blending event--yes, I had a kit--but was on team wheat, not barley, so maybe that is part of the issue for me. Nonetheless, I will have no problem finishing the 2 bottles I ordered.
 
Alex
Alex,
Well balanced, smooth and delicious. And can we contact that person that rated it a 1 but had a glowing review, methinks he forgot a 0.
Cory
Cory,
Is it unique, or does it closely resemble some other whistlepig variants in your opinion?
Tom
Tom,
Bold taste with a nice finish.
 
Ted
Ted,
This is a perfect blend. As though I chose the blend personally.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
I like the bold flavor and the spice after a long day/night at work,perfect to end the day with!
Thomas
Thomas,
1 star? Haha
guest
guest,
Are you engraving bottles w/names?
Andy
Andy,
Sorry, not on this bottle
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