WhistlePig 15yr Estate Oak Rye
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Raided Score: 92 Publication: Distiller Excerpt: 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. Read Full Review Raided Score: 88 Publication: The Whiskey Wash Excerpt: It’s a great entertaining whiskey – a good batch to slowly sip on by the fire and an interesting conversation starter, but it won’t steal the show. A fine juxtaposition of sugar and spice. Read Full Review Raided Score: 89 Publication: Whisky Advocate Excerpt: Layer on layer of soft vanilla, old lumber, cinnamon, fresh orange peels, baking spice, dark fruits, and medicinal hints of resin. Peppery hot and oakily sweet. A slight dustiness and a big juicy butterscotch kiss Read Full Review Raided Score: 88 Publication: Drinkhacker Excerpt: This isn’t my favorite WhistlePig release, but I like what the company is doing to push the boundaries of rye and show what increasingly well-aged stocks can do. Rye fans should at least give it a whirl. Read Full Review Raided Score: 85 Publication: Whiskey Raiders Excerpt: If you’ve ever looked at a rye, put it down and thought “man, I wish this was spicier”, then look no further. This is the rye you need. Read Full Review
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Sourced by Whistle Pig in Vermont, this rye whiskey is distilled for Whistle Pig and matured further in their own oak casks for a special 15yr release.
Spicy clove, gingerbread, fresh bread, honey and berry. Sweet, spicy, fruity rye.
Spicy on the palate. So spicy! Whew. Pepper, clove, cinnamon, citrus. This is powerful and rye forward and a total spice bomb.
Long finish. Once again, pure rye, oak and pepper.
If you’ve ever looked at a rye, put it down and thought “man, I wish this was spicier”, then look no further. This is the rye you need.
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