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

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WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey Old World Series: Madeira Finish

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

Chris Goodrum

85
Nose
Apricot and orange marmalade with thick cut, sweet vanilla oak. White winey fruit and a barley-like note. Bitter chocolate adds balance.
Palate
Opens with syrup and honey coated late harvested white grape and orange conserve. Lightly earthy with some developing crisp spice. Subtly oaked with late herbal rye and pepper.
Finish
Long, with a light toasted marzipan note. Slightly austere as the alcohol cuts through the sweetness; a pleasantly dusty spiced after-taste.
Comment
Although the alcohol balances the sweetness, I think it's one for those of you with a sweet tooth!

Joel Harrison

88
Nose
A closed nose which delivers a hint of Assam tea, coffee, and some sweetness.
Palate
The coffee comes through hand-in-hand with a spicy yet sweet tone. I could sip this as it is or mix it.
Finish
A big, spicy finish with a hit of popping candy.
Comment
Surely a high rye content here? A good all rounder for your cabinet.
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