Whistlepig Straight Rye Whiskey Single Barrel

Rye — Canada, USA

Tasted January 26, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Barrel pick by Bull City Bourbon Club, dubbed "Pulled Pork" Barrel No. 95669, Warehouse 1, Floor 1, Rick E Age 16 years 52.25% abv, 104.5 proof Open 3 weeks Nose - Sharp cinnamon and maple syrup, cereal grain, floral rye baking spice with hints of pine and fir, brown sugar, medium ethanol. Palate - Light and sweet up front, vanilla, brown sugar, maple candy, hints of cinnamon and nutmeg, hint of citrus rind, light ethanol. Finish is medium with a grainy sweetness that resembles a spiced maple candy dissolving on your tongue. Some mint and pine on the back end, surprisingly low spice and ethanol on the finish. I have never had WhistlePig due to their exorbitant prices, but my friend gave me 150 mL of this local BCBC pick in a trade. A 16 year old single barrel pick sold at the price of the 10 year? I had to try it. This is good stuff, but I think I got lucky with the age on this barrel pick. No way would I pay close to $100 for a sourced 10Y rye when there are plenty of excellent ryes for almost half that price. If you do see a really old barrel pick at a lower price, it might be worth picking up if Alberta rye is your thing.
94.95 USD per Bottle