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WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey Old World 12 Years Tasting notes and reviews

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WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey Old World 12 Years

Brand
WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey
Expression
Old World 12 Years
Type
American Whiskey ~ Rye
Abv
43.00%
Region
Vermont
Website
www.whistlepigwhiskey.com
Availability
USA

Chris Goodrum

91
Nose
Very chlorinated and herbal with juicy orange, cinnamon sticks, hickory, chunky, toasty and buttery oak. Develops darker, treacly notes but its wonderfully fresh and vibrant.
Palate
Full and juicy with dusty vanilla and buckets of wood shavings. Succulent, spicy, wood rye comes through with a slight herbalness on the middle. Again slightly chlorinated with coffee and hickory notes.
Finish
Long and succulent with lingering herbal rye and oak.
Comment
Great balance of spirit and wood.

Joel Harrison

87
Nose
Of course there is a big spice hit, pepper, chilli powder and dry soot. Some glacé cherries and candied orange peel.
Palate
Spice again, this time tempered with vanilla and plum jam. Hints of old leather, big oak spice (not grain, rye spice) give this a lovely balance. Not for sipping, for mixing.
Finish
Extra big spice but not too much burn. Some dry sweetness.
Comment
Ginger, Posh, Sporty, Baby but no Scary. All the spices without the surprise.
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