Aged: 10 years
Product of: United States
While WhistlePig 10-Year-Old Straight Rye Whiskey is merely bottled at WhistlePig Farm, the WhistlePig Distillery is now making its own whiskey under the capable watch of Master Distiller, David Pickerell, who previously served as the Master Distiller of Maker's Mark Distillery for 14 years from 1994 to 2008.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 15/08/2011
Clear, dark amber/burnished copped with golden highlights.
Hydrated to 43 per cent yields vivacious butterscotch and toffee, spicy with burst of vanilla, nutmeg, clove, ginger and carbolic soap-like aromas.
Generously palate bursts with barbeque charcoal, cacao, spicy rye, toffee, vanilla and maple syrup.
Faint anise and eucalyptus flavours are more obvious in the long spicy, butterscotch and nutty toffee finish.