Whistle Pig Piggy Back Rye Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Whistle Pig Piggy Back Rye

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  • Distiller:

    Alberta

  • Bottler:

    Whistle Pig

  • ABV:

    96.56%

  • Age:

    6 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 81
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: WhistlePig PiggyBack is an intriguing rye that tries to stand out in a sea of intriguing ryes.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Overall, this isn't so bad. It drinks a hair young for a 6yr rye, but packs in a surprising amount of sweet, fruity, dessert notes.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Drink Hacker
  • Excerpt: It’s a fairly rustic spirit, a bit rough around the edges but dazzling in its complexity. Pickerell probably wouldn’t have had it any other way.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Youthful and fresh for its age, with a lively complexity and bold character.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: It has the strength to stand up in a cocktail but will also be quite enjoyable on its own for fans of bold American whiskeys.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: The Piggyback is surprisingly smooth neat for nearly 100 proof.
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  • Intro:

    Produced from 100% rye, bottled at 96.56 proof and dumped after 6 years of aging, this rye comes to us from Whistle Pig.

  • Nose:

    Honey, light grain, some butterscotch and cassia. On the younger side, not super complex, but not grainy or malty.

  • Taste:

    Moderate mouthfeel, some melon, orange peel, cinnamon, toffee and a hint of vanilla. Despite the extremely (read: 100%) high rye content, this drinks pretty sweet and fruity.

  • Finish:

    Short finish. A bit of heat, some orange peel, cinnamon, brown butter and clove.

  • Overall:

    Overall, this isn't so bad. It drinks a hair young for a 6yr rye, but packs in a surprising amount of sweet, fruity, dessert notes. Not the best rye for the $, but far from the worst.

  • Score:

    5

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