WhistlePig produces a 100-proof, straight rye whiskey, aged for at least ten years through a unique double-barrel process.
WhistlePig was released in the summer of 2010 to great critical acclaim, earning 96 points from Wine Enthusiast, their highest rating ever for a rye whiskey, a “highest recommendation” from Spirits Journal, as well as accolades from The Wall Street Journal, GQ, Forbes, Maxim, Imbibe Magazine, and many others. As Master Distiller Dave Pickerell notes, these extraordinary honors both “humble and set a high bar” for the company. WhistlePig embodies the perfect combination of proof, purity, and age — hitting “the sweet spot” in all three categories. In short: more rye, all the proof, and the perfect age.
Color: Deep Amber
Nose: Vanilla, honey, clove, mint, light caramel, deep dry oak, licorice, and a bit of spiced orange peel.
Palate: Very comparative to the nose – Vanilla, honey, clove, toffee, nutmeg, spearmint, full of rye and oak spices very well meshed together – Smooth and soft with a wonderful balance of both sweetness and spices.
Finish: Long with spices and a pleasant oak.
You can own your very own bottle of WhistlePig 10 Year Old Straight Rye by merely making a comment below. Winner will be drawn at random Wednesday, December 16th and notified via email on how to claim this very special holiday prize. The winner will also enjoy a dram with the Texas Brand Ambassador at a local establishment.
Happy holidays from craveDFW.