spicy
caramel
rye
vanilla
mint
honey
butterscotch
charred
burnished
Spiral WhistlePig 10 Year Old Rye Whiskey
WhistlePig
10 Year Old Rye Whiskey
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.

Flavor spiral
Rye, mint, vanilla, butterscotch, caramel, grain, honey, charred, burnished.
Price:
$84.99
The Canadian American.
 
In 2007, aspiring Whiskey maker Raj Bhakta bought a farm in Vermont lovingly named Whistle Pig Farm. He 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. 
 

WhistlePig 10 Year Old Rye Whiskey

(0.75l, 50%)


7.8/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of WhistlePig 10 Year Old Rye Whiskey
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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