Whip Saw Rye
The Splinter Group // USA
Whip Saw Rye is a made from a blend of whiskeys aged for up to seven years. They are finished in seasoned French oak wine barrels which previously held Steve Matthiasson's cabernet sauvignon and Bob Cabral's William Selyem pinot noir. The mash bill is 76% rye, 21% corn, and 3% malted barley.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak; finished in French oak wine barrels
"Imagine a Manhattan without the sweetness, and that approximates the flavor profile of this unique rye from The Splinter Group. It's a high-rye whiskey with great spice, but the finishing in wine barrels lends rich, grapey notes with vanilla, cherry, prune, and marzipan. Sipping it recalls walking into a wine cellar. It may not be for everyone, but it's enjoyable and boldly different from other ryes on the market, and for that it's a very welcome addition."