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.