WhistlePig "Old World" Rye Whiskey
Added on Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016 at 06:17 AM
  Bottler: WhistlePig
  Age: 12 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: 2015 Subtype: Rye
  ABV: 43.00 % Region: Vermont
  Price: $130 Availability: Better Stores
The finished release is a blend of finished whiskeys: 63% from Madeira finished barrels, 30% Sauternes finished, and 7% Port finished. The whiskies inside are not 100% rye but rather 95% rye and 5% malted barley. (These spirits are also sourced from MGP in Indiana, not from Canada, which is where the prior WhistlePig bottlings are produced.) 
Member Ratings and Notes
Ries
 

n: rum raisin, buttery spice, toffee. A lot of wine aromas with fruit cake and a hint of maple.

 

t: black raisins and prunes, angel food cake with a sugar glaze. Middle is grape juice and vanilla oak with a lot of fruity sweetness (maraschino cherry). Thin mouthfeel and fruit forward. Finish fades toward roasted grains and light chocolate. Something curious to try from the novelty perspective.  [C+/B-]

 
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