WhistlePig Rye Whiskey Review

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I’ve seen that bottle of WhistlePig Rye Whiskey on the shelves for a while now.  100% rye. Aged 10 years.  You’ve got my attention.  However for some reason or another, I never seem to walk out of the store with a bottle.  I contacted WhistlePig for a review sample, which they graciously provided.

On the nose, there’s a slight grain quality, salty caramel, oak, sweet grass and even a little citrus (orange).  The entry is slightly hot, with some butterscotch, caramel, nutmeg and spice, and lastly a little vanilla.  I found the finish to be sweet, and moderate in length.  The heat fades quickly and leaves behind a little spice.  Nice.

After tasting WhistlePig, I feel the need to keep a bottle of this on my shelf.  It’s a really a nicely balanced, nicely aged rye whiskey.  The price is just north of $65 for this 100 proof whiskey.  Shame on me for passing on this whiskey in the past.  Pick up a bottle if you’re looking for a tasty, easy-sipping rye whiskey.

8/10  Outstanding!

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