WhistlePig 10yr 100% Rye Review | Whiskey Raiders
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WhistlePig 10yr 100% Rye

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  • Distiller:

    Alberta

  • Bottler:

    WhistlePig

  • ABV:

    50%

  • Age:

    10 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 81
  • Publication: SpiritSurveyor
  • Excerpt: I honestly thought this was pretty tasty, even for being a generic bottling and at only 100 proof. Lots of sweet citrus balanced with the savory spices of the rye.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: The finish lingers with allspice and cardamom. Fairly easy-drinking for a 100-proof rye whiskey.
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  • Raided Score: 75
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: I know many people love this, but I find this style a little too simple and a little flat when diluted. Doesn’t swim too well. But the obligatorily-retro packaging is very lovely!
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Bold, spicy, nutty toffee, butterscotch finish. Very distinctive, and probably a polarizing whiskey.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: Nicely balanced, the elements are all in harmony here, though that spice — coupled with the kick of extra alcohol — is always at the forefront. The finish offers notes of coal, reminding you this is not a vanilla-scented Bourbon but rather a rye.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Medium-long, its a complex blend of spicy and sweet with the brown sugar/molasses and rye spice playing nicely off each other.
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  • Intro:

    This is rye sourced from Alberta in Canada. It is aged and bottled by WhistlePig in Vermont, USA.

  • Nose:

    Rye spice, caramel and butterscotch. Its woody, I get some pine and some oak notes with a very faint metallic note. I seem to pick this note up in a lot of ryes, but its a good metallic note, not a bad one.

  • Taste:

    Sweet funky rye spice. Its hot, but has a nice thick, oily mouthfeel. Mild plastic notes but soon replaced by cinnamon, molasses and one more good rye spice kick.

  • Finish:

    Medium-long, its a complex blend of spicy and sweet with the brown sugar/molasses and rye spice playing nicely off each other.

  • Overall:

    I'm a sucker for SAOS rye but this was a really great change of pace. Delicious, and generally high quality. Their single barrel, cask strength store picks are a whole other level though, and I cant suggest this over one of those, when taking price into consideration.

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
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