WhistlePig 12yr Old World Rye Review | Whiskey Raiders
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WhistlePig 12yr Old World Rye

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  • Distiller:

    MGP

  • Bottler:

    WhistlePig

  • ABV:

    43%

  • Age:

    12 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The finish is long and fruity with cherries and hints of peaches and apples balanced nicely by lingering spices.
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  • Raided Score: 93
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: The Old World doesn’t come cheap, retailing well over $100 a bottle. Even for that I would consider it a good value
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: Proof that beauty may come out of the unlikely. This was made with much skill, if you ask me (and if I may).
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  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: 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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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: WhistlePig is a textbook rye, all grain, lumber, and baking spices, but this expression takes the spirit in a whole new direction. Definitely worth seeking out, even if you’re just curious from a novelty factor perspective.
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  • Raided Score: 77
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Not great, and I’m thankful that a variety of other offerings from Whistle Pig are available - typically at the same price as this or less.
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  • Intro:

    Matured in a blend of port, sauternes and Madeira wine casks, this 12yr rye was distilled at MGP and bottled by WhistlePig in Vermont.

  • Nose:

    Juicy and bright on the nose. Lots of jam, pepper, old musty fruits. Caramel and toffee hang out behind the wine character.

  • Taste:

    Muted and soft on the palate. No real heat, but a thin mouth feel to pair. A hint of old oak, dry tannins, some coconut shavings and red berries. Some rye spice, faint pepper, a little brown sugar.

  • Finish:

    Short to medium finish. Not particularly notable here. Thin, not a ton going on, the wine sort of clobbers the rye character.

  • Overall:

    Not great, and I’m thankful that a variety of other offerings from Whistle Pig are available - typically at the same price as this or less.

  • Score:

    4

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