This is a limited Summer release from WhistlePig in partnership with sunglasses brand Pit Viper. A blend of wheat and rye whiskeys, this release is finished in toasted barrels and bottled at 86 proof.
Bready and full of caramel, honey, sweet marshmallow and graham cracker, a kiss of oak and some ginger snap cookies and Belgian waffle.
Medium mouthfeel, more oak forward than the nose. A bit of buttercream, caramel candies and some maple sugar. Touch of berry and marshmallow sweetness. It's sort of like a brown sugar Pop-Tart on the palate, with a prickle of heat despite the lower proof.
The finish is easily the best part, blending together toast, sweetness and spice. Graham cracker, pepper, a touch of candied ginger, caramel candies, buttercream and light, sweet oak.
Overall, this is an unusual whiskey but about the best of WhistlePig's various "stock" releases. It's well ahead of Farmstock releases past and present, and if you enjoy a toasted element, this release matches ridiculous fun with easily enjoyable whiskey.
Disclosure: The producer provided this sample to review free of charge, and without expectation of review or rating.