WhistlePig Rye Flaviar Blend 2017

WhistlePig Rye Flaviar Blend 2017

(0.75l, 43%)


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Flaviar WhistlePig Blend A Flaviar x WhistlePig exclusive collaboration.

In 2007, a band of dedicated Rye enthusiasts bought a farm — they actually purchased a plot of land in Vermont lovingly named the WhistlePig 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.

The key to the unique flavor character of WhistlePig 12 Year Old 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.

But this particular WhistlePig Whiskey is quite special you see. It is a custom Flaviar blend, made by one of our dear Flaviar Members, exclusively for the Flaviar fam. In October, 10 Flaviar Members gathered for an epic mission: to blend the next great WhistlePig Whiskey on the beautiful, private WhistlePig estate. And the outcome was delicious.

Each Member put their blending skills to the test, and in the end, one newly minted Master Blender emerged victorious…So without further adieu, may we present to you the winning blend and the newest addition to the Flaviar squad…the one and only, bespoke Old World Flaviar bottling!

This winning blend is a stunning composition of 49% Sauternes, 41.5% Madiera, and 9.5% Port and 100% awesomeness. Moral of the story? Flaviar Members make exquisite Master Blenders…Why are we not surprised?


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
  • Style
    Rye Whiskey
  • Region
    Vermont
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    12 Year Old
  • Maturation
    American oak + Madeira, Port & Sauternes cask finish

Flavor Spiral™

About The Flavor Spiral

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port
spicy
vanilla
caramel
berries
cherry
sweet
grain
rye
What does WhistlePig Rye Flaviar Blend 2017 taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in WhistlePig Rye Flaviar Blend 2017 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
Rich gold.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Rich with vanilla, berries and salted caramel. You can sense the spiciness of the rye... just enough to know what awaits you.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
An abundance of rye spice with a plethora of nuances. The Madeira cask gives you a sweet almost molasses-like tone, while the Sauternes imparts some citrusy sensations, followed by the cherry influence from the Port casks.

Finish
Long and complex with symphony of flavors. The spices from the rye are ever-present, but never overwhelming.
Ratings & Reviews
Liz
Liz,
You can tell this was aged in port barrels. So smooth.
 
Jim
Jim,
Very nice. New favorite
 
Don
Don,
Not the typical Rye. Not too peppery
 
guest
guest,
Refreshing and doesn’t have a lingering bite
 
Quinn
Quinn,
Very satisfying rye. A real treat.
 
Rick
Rick,
Great rye. Smooth and a little sweet. Really enjoyed this.
 
David
David,
Giddy up!
 
Ron
Ron,
An excellent spirit. Would buy more in a heartbeat.
 
Jim
Jim,
My first Rye Whiskey! Thoroughly enjoyed this one. If this is how Rye's taste, I'll be getting more.
 
Steve
Steve,
Excellent tasting with great layers of flavors and a nice smooth finish. Good work!
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Delicious. Great finish. Wish I ordered another bottle.
 
Jack
Jack,
The finest Rye Whiskey that I have ever put in to a glass. Finishes smooth and satisfying. I only regret that I did not buy more while I had the chance. Superb!
 
Rufonda
Rufonda,
Very nice tasting rye with an awesome finish. I can't wait for the next batch to be produced.
 
John
John,
Nice sipping whiskey!
 
Kiersten
Kiersten,
One of my new FAVS!! Nice clean finish. A great full flavor sipper!
 
Charles
Charles,
This is what a Rye should be. Smooth with a bit of a bite. Bourbon ‘s spicy brother
 
Ken
Ken,
Smooth tasting ryeWith the nose as well as taste of brandy and cognac. Very nice sipping rye. I would purchase this again if available
 
Barry
Barry,
Dry but smooth, clean finish
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Smooth and sweet. Strong vanillas on the finish.
 
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