WhistlePig Vermont Estate Oak 15 Year
WhistlePig // (bottled in) Vermont, Canada
This 100% rye mash whiskey debuted in May 2016 and is the oldest expression to date in WhistlePig's lineup. While waiting for the distillery's own whiskey to finish aging, they use juice sourced from Canada to bottle as their own. It has spent 15 years maturing in three types of casks: new, charred American oak barrels; former bourbon barrels; and new, charred Vermont white oak. It was developed with terroir in mind as the star of this show is the white oak grown on the Vermont distillery's estate in Shoreham. It is bottled at 46% ABV.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Type#3 charred new American oak, ex-bourbon, and custom #4 charred Vermont white oak
"Warm amber in color with subtle leather notes in the nose, but primarily characterized by oak and vanilla. Honeysuckle is strong in the initial taste with a heavy rye presence on the mid-palate. The lingering finish is full of tobacco and cardamom. "