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

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WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey Old World Series: Port Finish

Brand
WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey
Expression
Old World Series: Port Finish
Type
American Whiskey ~ Rye
Abv
45.00%
Region
Vermont
Website
www.whistlepigwhiskey.com
Availability
USA

Chris Goodrum

90
Nose
Earthy, manure with malt, treacle, dense oak and a herbal and spicy rye. A sour mash character with a winey sweetness. Dense with violet, orange conserve and grippy, coffeed spice.
Palate
Gentle vanilla pod and light treacle. A distinct late harvested grapey sweetness with honey and gentle, spicy rye. Toasty oak, but that winey note is dominant. The alcohol balances.
Finish
Long, succulent with plenty of oily marzipan and some oily corn. Exits with a herbal rye flourish.
Comment
A late harvested wine cask finished rye whisky? It's dangerously drinkable!

Charles Montanaro

80
Nose
Freshly charred oak, apple, massive vanilla and butterscotch. Clean spice, cinnamon, cardamom with a cedar blast.
Palate
Woody, pine and cedar heavy, eucalyptus then the sweetness kicks in balanced by spice with wood and near herbal qualities.
Finish
Medium to long, mint, full bodied and quite oily.
Comment
A mountain Rye, could easily imagine sipping this by a fire in the middle of a forest. Reminds me of aromatherapy, a pleasurable, intriguing experience for sure.
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Published September 2015.

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