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WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey Old World Series: Sauternes Finish Tasting notes and reviews

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WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey Old World Series: Sauternes Finish

Brand
WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey
Expression
Old World Series: Sauternes Finish
Type
American Whiskey ~ Rye
Age
12 years old
Abv
45.00%
Vintage
2003
Region
Vermont
Website
www.whistlepigwhiskey.com
Availability
USA

Chris Goodrum

78
Nose
Big, fat corn and big, fat, buttery oak! The oak is pleasantly fragrant and very silky. Beneath is a little spice and saline-like notes but you have to dig deep to find them!
Palate
Full and generously endowed in the oak department! Straightforward stuff with a touch of corn. Given the mountain of oak it begins to bitter on the middle.
Finish
Long and corny with hints of herbal marc, which indicates its relative youth. Dry, bitter chocolate after-taste.
Comment
If you like it fat and simple, then this is right up your street

Alwynne Gwilt

83
Nose
Raspberries and something akin to chlorine – not unpleasant just hard to peg. In fact, quite attractive. Chambord and oak notes too.
Palate
Like a fruit salad sweetie in the mouth along with some liquorice, rhubarb and ginger, cream soda and dry smoke. Bold and unusual but really like it.
Finish
Slightly drying, with notes of butternut squash and ginger ale.
Comment
Again, one that was intriguing but not so out of reach that it wouldn't be appealing. My brain was going a mile a minute as I tasted this. Well worth it.
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