WhistlePig 10 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey
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WhistlePig 10 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey

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The Canadian American.
 
In 2007, a band of dedicated Rye enthusiasts bought a farm 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. What they do is outsource elements of their production to Canadian distillers, using grain produced by others. Their ultimate vision is to make Whistle Pig an “estate producer,” which means that all aspects of Whiskey production will be onsite, from growing the grain to bottling the spirit. But until then, this is the best choice of a Rye Whiskey hailing from Canada, and we can’t dispute that!
 
The first thing that you need to know is that Whistle Pig 10 Year Old is more than a regular straight Rye Whiskey. And by “more” we mean more Rye, more flavor, more spice, and more quality. You see, WhistlePig 10 Year Old is made 100% from Rye grain. Rye is the most temperamental of grains to distill, and the vast majority of Rye Whiskey on the market is actually a blend of at least 51% Rye, the rest being corn, barley, wheat, or whatever else might be laying around. This makes a BIG difference. 
 
Another big difference is that all of this Rye is aged for at least 10 years. Again, most of the Rye out there is aged two or three years. And all of that aging is in a combination of first-fill ex Bourbon casks and new charred American oak casks, then bottled at a whopping 50% ABV. In fact, don’t say that you have tasted Rye Whiskey until you have tasted WhistlePig 10 Year Old neat OR in your favorite cocktail.  
 
Smartass Corner:
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, “whistle pig”, groundhog and woodchuck all refer to the same animal. 
 
  • Category
    Rye
  • Style
    Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Region
    Vermont
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    50%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    10 Year Old

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rye
spicy
caramel
mint
honey
butterscotch
charred
burnished
vanilla
What does WhistlePig 10 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey taste like?

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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Burnished bronze.
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Butterscotch and honey, spice and a hint of mint.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Powerful baking spices and pralines with vanilla and more.
 
Finish
Bold and strong with toffee and wooded spice in the first line.

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Ratings & Reviews
Eduardo
Eduardo,
Charming fresh/herbal aroma with hints of spice and caramel. In the palate is strong and mouthfilling with burning sensation and a bit charred aftertaste.
 
Baker
Baker,
Not a big fan of rye but this is one of best I’ve had. Mint aroma immediately noticeable and very smooth for a rye whiskey. I detected a smoky taste that paired nicely with the strong rye and what seemed like fruitiness more than spicy. Nice choice if you get the chance
 
Prenard
Prenard,
Very solid rye that you can't go wrong with.
 
Abhijeet
Abhijeet,
One of my top 5 Rye. You cannot go wrong with this one. Incredible taste, strong rye taste with hints of fruitiness leading to a smooth finish
 
Tim
Tim,
I learned two things.............1) I didn't think I would like Rye Whiskey. I was wrong. It was VERY smooth. 2) I didn't look at the proof rating prior to giving it a try. The 100 proof sneaked up on me.
 
Charles
Charles,
The rye was overpowering. No plans to ever try it again.
 
Mike
Mike,
Great combo of smoky and minty. One of my new favorites!
 
James
James,
smooth but slightly odd flavor profile. The 12 year Old World is the Whistle Pig of choice.
 
Sarah
Sarah,
Sweet smell. Smooth strong smokey flavor. Bitter aftertaste. Goes down nice.
 
Kasey
Kasey,
I'm not into Rye whiskey, but this changed my mind
 
Maddie
Maddie,
Absolutely amazing whiskey! Makes the best Manhattan I’ve ever had.
 
Teresa
Teresa,
Rye is so variable. This one is smoother than most ryes I think. It was excellent start to finish with just enough bite that you know it is rye and then a really smooth finish.
 
Dariusz
Dariusz,
Spice, cinnamon, smooth. Pricey for a rye however.
 
Brian
Brian,
The proof gives plenty of heat, but it’s flavorful and easy to sip. Highly recommended.
 
Anna
Anna,
I don't normally drink rye (preferring scotch or Irish whiskey) but I found it smooth with a little spice and sweetness. It's my favorite rye so far.
 
Eric
Eric,
this was too harsh for me. Has a hard bite
 
Stephen
Stephen,
A bit too spicy to drink neat for my tastes, but followed the suggestions to add a splash of water and it was excellent.
 
Nolan
Nolan,
One of the best out there!
 
Blair
Blair,
I was really surprised by the sweetness with a nice little kick.
 
Payton
Payton,
A delicious rye. Usual lay more of a Irish whiskey fan. But this was great!
 
Jaime
Jaime,
Bold caramel. Smooth finishing with mild burn. Love!!
 
Jon
Jon,
Unique that's for sure. Fresh cut green grass meets rye spice. It's hard to rate because its a flavour im not super familiar with but I keep wanting to go back for more. Try with a bit of water too, this whiskey is intriguing.
 
guest
guest,
Smooth with an oak and vanilla finish. Delicious
 
Robert
Robert,
I don’t think I’m going to ever enjoy rye neat, but you never know. Having said that I liked this more with a splash of water, and would not hesitate doing so again. I’m certain it will make an awesome Manhattan. Definitely preferred Whistle Pig over my last tasting of Rye.
 
Marques
Marques,
I am very much a Rye Guy, and this stuff is a fantastic representation of a "Good" Rye. Very spicy, with a bite in the back of the throat, but a nice bit sugar to help this medicine go down. If that seems too much for you and you want to drink it straight, put just a few drops of water in it to mellow it. Otherwise mix it in something simple like a Manhattan or an Old Fashioned so it doesn't get too lost. It's a bit too expensive of a whiskey to use in something with other overpowering flavors like a Sazerac or a Vieux Carré.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
The serious spice notes in the nose and on the palate definitely let you know that it's 100% rye. Lingering mint was very obvious in the finish for me. A touch of water tamed some of the upfront spice and brought the vanilla out to play. I can't say that this is one I'm really going to enjoy drinking straight, but I can't wait to try it in a Manhattan.
 
Joe
Joe,
A little too spicy for my taste
 
Antonio
Antonio,
Spicy
 
guest
guest,
Big rye. Enjoyable. Lingering spiciness and mint on the Finish.
 
Johnny
Johnny,
My favorite sipping whiskey at the moment! Love the sweet smoothness of this.
 
Johnny
Johnny,
One of my favorites and go to on a cool night! Love the spice mixed with the smooth sweetness.
 
Scott
Scott,
Love the smoky smooth sweet flavor. Hard to put into words. Different than most average Whiskeys, an absolutely must try
 
Justin
Justin,
Smooth, light taste with just enough sweet and spice.
 
Brian
Brian,
had a weird aftertaste
 
Douglas
Douglas,
Not recommended. At 10 years, tastes like a poor knockoff off a peat whiskey.
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
caramel and spicy
 
Maxime
Maxime,
Nice Rye Whiskey! Start enjoying it after a couple sips. Very mineral, banana, smokey flavor
 
Camille
Camille,
Very smooth
 
Jason
Jason,
I generally don't care for rye whiskeys, as they have what I perceive as a bright, coppery bitterness to them. This one is no exception, it's one I drink for effect rather than character. At 110 proof it has some balls!
 
Michael
Michael,
Solid!
 
Amanda
Amanda,
Sweet taste, a burn on the back but with above 110 proof that's not a surprise. Great whiskey for someone who drinks whiskey regularly.
 
Audra
Audra,
Such a smooth flavor
 
John
John,
Love this, my go to rye
 
Andrew
Andrew,
This is actually my favorite rye to date. It’s very pleasant if you cool it down just a touch with a cube or two or a few drops of water. It’s a little hot for my taste without that, but if you do, it is fantastic.
 
Melissa
Melissa,
Love this simply over a block of ice and in my old fashioned creation.
 
Adam
Adam,
A great rye, lots of spice and smooth at the same time.
 
Adam
Adam,
So this is a super strong hit as a stand alone for my taste. I would have to try this only in a mixed cocktail.
 
Floretta
Floretta,
Oh my word!!! This gave me all the taste plus more. I have struggled with Rye whiskey, but this WhistlePig 10 year Rye is just beautiful. I love it.
 
Anne
Anne,
Not a huge whiskey fan, but this made me a believer.
 
Tamara
Tamara,
Love this. It’s what I want in a rye. Nice spice
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Really liked this rye. Great Carmel tones and balanced with spice. Might be my new favorite rye.
 
Art
Art,
First rye. Spicy with a woody char taste and some honey. There is also a cow cud chewed grassy taste in there. Quite surprised I liked it.
 
John
John,
Never had a 100% rye before. Easy drinking, strong wood finish/earthy. Definitely belongs in my collection.
 
Michael
Michael,
I'd never had a full-on rye before. Very interesting aroma (spicy) and taste. Enjoyed it a lot, and intend to buy again.
 
Michael
Michael,
This was awful. Had an earthy aftertaste. Would not recommend.
 
jay
jay,
never had rye whiskey before...loved this one...smoothe with a nice bite at the end
 
Landon
Landon,
Smells sweeter than it tastes. Very spicy and the spice lingers for a bit. It would make a great old fashioned
 
Richard
Richard,
Not bad, but prefer Angel's Envy.
 
Erica
Erica,
This was not a favorite of mine. The finish for me was a mix of grass and burnt wood and I was not a fan.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Fantastic rye. The subtle sweet vanilla and orange mix beautifully with the oak and spice. Full bodied, well aged and smooth
 
Jennifer
Jennifer,
Very smooth with a smoky hint of spice in this. I'm new to tasting but would get this again. Was very good sipping by our last bonfire of the year.
 
Eric
Eric,
Interesting woody-kind of taste.
 
Co
Co,
A very smooth taste indeed. Pleasantly surprised.
 
Aimee
Aimee,
Very strong and harsh with a bit of an aftertaste.
 
Will
Will,
Pretty good, not a huge fan of rye
 
Nick
Nick,
Love the spice in this one. Very nice complimentary bottle to the first tasting set.
 
jarett
jarett,
I get a lot of cinnamon in this whiskey I’m not a Fan of
 
Justin
Justin,
I like it, but I really pick up on the spice. I put a splash of water in it to help tame the spice.
 
Greg
Greg,
Nice start but not liking the heavy charred almost earthy finish....... Cube of ice opened up a bit second time around.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Very smooth. The butterscotch and honey notes really come through with a final kick of spice.
 
BILLY
BILLY,
Great mixer
 
Robert
Robert,
Tastes like grass.
 
Rosario
Rosario,
Seems to be a lot of hype over not much of an offering. Price to performance ratio is less than desirable. I agree that the after taste is not pleaseant as the first sip is appealing.
 
carl
carl,
I've always lked Rye whiskey. This one is smoother than most and has less of a bite than most ryes. Interesting choice to start the club.
 
James
James,
The smoothest rye I've ever tried. Had I tried this one first, this wouldn't have been only my 2nd.
 
Michelle
Michelle,
Not bad for a Canadian Whiskey.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Loved it. Honestly its really smooth for a ten year 50%alchohol content
 
Garth
Garth,
Excellent - but a bit pricey
 
Jason
Jason,
Outstanding rye! A bit of water opens it up nicely! Be careful though..as good as this tastes, it’s easy to drink a glass or two too many!
 
Michael
Michael,
WhistlePig has always been my favorite Rye Whiskey. I don't care for Rye but this one is one that I will always have in my home bar. Its comfortable with a crisp bite of spice.
 
Todd
Todd,
Nice flavors, enjoyed!
 
Ro
Ro,
One of my favorite ryes, but not worth the price point.
 
Cody
Cody,
Decent whiskey
 
Andrew
Andrew,
This whisky reminds of romping through the autumn woods on a crisp October afternoon in northern Wisconsin.
 
Kyle
Kyle,
Really enjoyed this one. Has a nice crisp flavor. Well worth the money I paid for it.
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
Good rye. Overpriced, but not terribly so.
 
Antti
Antti,
It is an outstanding, intense, Straight Rye Whiskey with a spicy birth & life that leads to a bold death!
 
Will
Will,
Quality rye. Clearly 2nd best in the tasting set.
 
Chris
Chris,
Strong rye with a surprising finish.
 
Madison
Madison,
If you are a rye fan, this could quite possibly be your favorite whisky. It is rye perfection, with complexity to keep you interested for the price and a place on the shelf.
 
Kurt
Kurt,
It was ok. Definitely not worth the premium price tag for a average whiskey....eould have enjoyed it more for 50 dollars.
 
guest
guest,
Fabulous with hints of mint and honey
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Very smooth with excellent spice to this Rye whiskey
 
Steven
Steven,
Great whiskey. Sweet for a rye, with lots of spice. Strong finish calls for an ice cube.
 
Danny
Danny,
Definitely taste the spice, vanilla and caramel. Butterscotch, anise and cherry come out towards the bottom of the glass but no sign of mint. Abrupt finish. Very good rye but nothing unique. Reminds me of the Bulliet 10 year bourbon. Would have given it a 10 on taste alone but honestly don’t think it merits the $84 price tag.
 
Justin
Justin,
Spicy but rubbing alcohol taste over powers
 
Uriah
Uriah,
Wish it was smoother but once you get to feeling god I'm sure it gets better.
 
Gordon
Gordon,
Too "alcoholy". Over powered the flavors and left me wanting to tone it down a bit.
 
Logan
Logan,
Smooth drinking
 
Wes
Wes,
Top Notch Rye! Definitely my favorite of the Damnation Revolution
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Love it
 
Chris
Chris,
Very smooth rye.
 
Mr.
Mr.,
Very smooth! Price is much cheaper here!
 
Dale
Dale,
Too spicy for me. Started out ok but the after taste was just too much to handle.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Too much spice for me. Some very nice notes in there but not a balance that works for me.
 
Chris
Chris,
The hints of caramel and vanilla go very good with the spiciness.
 
Mat
Mat,
This is not worth the hype. Way too much spice. It overwhelms everything else about it.
 
Mike
Mike,
Love Rye's but this one is too spicy and with too much bite. Would never buy again.
 
Troy
Troy,
Not a fan of rye, and this certainly won't win anyone over
 
Jamie
Jamie,
Nice, smooth experience.
 
Pedro
Pedro,
Smokey, vanilla, caramel jumps at you right away. Smooth.
 
Jon
Jon,
Pretty nice! It's got a lot of caramel for a rye, which is interesting. This a rare rye that is great for drinking, not for mixing. I like it!
 
Josh
Josh,
This is going to get me into trying more Rye. So much flavor and layering. The sweet and spicy is pulled off so well in this!
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Nah
 
Mary
Mary,
Probably my new favorite rye. very smooth, deeper flavors initially, with a long, spicy finish.
 
Sam
Sam,
Very smooth with spicy notes.
 
Justin
Justin,
Very sweet beginnings, with a spicy follow through. Lovin' it! Caramel and vanilla are prevalent throughout
 
hector
hector,
This is outstanding silky smooth, and the flavors pop. Outstanding
 
Michael
Michael,
New to whiskey. I liked the caramel and the spicey finish.
 
Brandon
Brandon,
Okay taste but kind of bland.
 
Byron
Byron,
Very good whiskey. Heavy on the darker flavors like caramel and vanilla with a smokey finish. I really enjoyed it.
 
Christian
Christian,
Really taste the hints of vanilla and caramel.
 
Keef
Keef,
An incredibly smooth spiciness that's otherwise very nicely balanced. Not a characteristically rye flavor. But still absolutely fantastic. Probably would go over well even for a non whiskey drinker.
 
Pete
Pete,
Never miss a chance to sample.
 
Tristan
Tristan,
Very strong caramel on the nose, almost floral but very inviting. The palate is incredible! Mint and vanilla and more caramel! Smooth finishing but leaves a lingering spice that’s near ever lasting and turns to a soft herbaceous mint. Simply awesome.
 
Joel
Joel,
My favorite rye. Hot and flavorful.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
This is a very solid rye but you have other options at the price point.
 
Craig
Craig,
Really good rye
 
guest
guest,
Love it. Super mellow and easy to drink.
 
Antti
Antti,
I was able to enjoy a bottle of WhistlePig Straight Rye 10 Year Old Single Barrel Select, 2016; which was an outstanding, rich, whiskey with a birth spicy rye & caramelized oak, a spice filled life & a death of baked apples & clove.
 
Bryon
Bryon,
I'm sure it's good. I'm not a fan of the high rye content.
 
Carl
Carl,
Spectacular rye and just as fine neat or in a strong Manhattan
 
Pete
Pete,
This was straight rye godliness! A bit rough to start, but 100% worth it. A nice warmth, and a lasting one at that. Will definitely be buying again.
 
Matt
Matt,
Bold and delicious
 
Eric
Eric,
The smell alone sets it apart from most others in its category. Much more pleasant even on the first nosing than is normally expected from a typical dram. The taste leaves nothing truly unbalanced but the finish could use a little work.
 
james
james,
did not like it at all. like drinking lighter fluid.
 
Dave
Dave,
Need a couple drops of water to mellow it out. Brings the heat, maybe too much at first. Good rye flavor.
 
Bill
Bill,
Most excellent flavor (even if it is a bit stiff), complex and unique. Will buy again.
 
Derek
Derek,
This is my favorite rye.
 
guest
guest,
Very excellent Rye
 
Jon
Jon,
Oily on the glencairn glass... nose is spice and Carmel... The heat on the palate is a bit much...hate to water it down but needs a couple drops for certain to taste anything...after that, you can at least taste oak, a slight honey...and finish is a little bitter...6.2
 
Sean
Sean,
Love this stuff
 
Cody
Cody,
Get passed the initial heat in this and you'll understand it better. Big flavors and very bold
 
Robert
Robert,
It's a bit hot on the finish but an extraordinary Rye.
 
guest
guest,
A very nice rye. It's like a holiday in ones mouth.
 
Shawn
Shawn,
This is the dram that turned me on to rye. Lots of caramel up front with a nice spicy finish. Makes a great Old Fashioned, but I prefer it neat.
 
Marc
Marc,
Very clean with a nice smooth finish. I enjoyed it!
 
Trevor
Trevor,
Good bite and smooth!
 
Richard
Richard,
Easily my favorite rye. Incredibly smooth.
 
guest
guest,
Excellent rye. It's great if you let it breathe a few minutes but too long and I've found that it gets very intense.
 
Eric
Eric,
my favorite rye so far.
 
Alexander
Alexander,
Sweet, hot with vanilla fudge. Well rounded malty ending.
 
Erick
Erick,
So smooth.
 
guest
guest,
Does not have the smooth finish that I like from my eyes. Just a little harsh for my palate.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
very smooth! great with old fashioned
 
guest
guest,
Great, full flavored rye, spicy and smooth
 
Roger
Roger,
Little rough on the pallet. Good but not my favorite
 
Sam
Sam,
Super mellow and buttery up front with some spicy rye kick at the end. Love it!
 
Virgil
Virgil,
Not for my palate. Odd aftertaste. Never smoothed out.
 
Don
Don,
Very nice rye!
 
Nick
Nick,
Nice, oaky flavor
 
Casey
Casey,
New favorite rye!!
 
Sean
Sean,
This is great love rye and this has a grape soda finish that lingers for a bit that is amazing
 
Bradley
Bradley,
Love WhistlePig!
 
Cody
Cody,
Best rye whiskey I have ever had.
 
Kiegan
Kiegan,
Great rye all around. Definitely one to set the bar as a style.
 
guest
guest,
Wonderful rye whiskey!
 
guest
guest,
Excellent Rye!!!
 
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