WhistlePig Old World Cask Finish Rye 12 Year

Rye

WhistlePig // Indiana (bottled in Vermont), USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    92
  • Avg. Rating

    4.19
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 265 )

The Old World starts with 12 year old, 95% rye whiskey distilled at MGP Distillery in Indiana. The juice then travels to Whistle Pig Farm and Distillery in Vermont's Champlain Valley where Master Distiller Dave Pickerell has finished the rye whiskey in different barrels with unique finishes to them. He then “marries” the 3 distinct barrel finishes (63% Madeira, 30% Sauternes, and 7% Port) to create a truly brilliant expression.

  • age
    12 Year
  • abv
    43.0
  • Rye
    Mash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
  • Cask Type
    ex-madeira, ex-sauternes, ex-port

Tasting Notes

"With the traditional spice-driven backbone of a classic aged rye, the unique finishing process imbues certain traits. From the Madeira you get a deep sense of raisin and molasses; with the Sauternes barrels a bright golden nectarine is added to be followed by hints of grilled cherry from the Port casks. The whiskey is woven together with a caramel silk and a high allspice overtone. This is a rye to linger with; don't rush it. "

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Flavor Profile

Spicy & Floral