Apr 13

WhistlePig 10 Year Old Rye Whiskey – Review

WhistlePig 10 Year Old Rye WhiskeyWhistlePig 10 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey

100 Proof

Price Point: $60 – $70 for 750 ML

Distiller: WhistlePig Farm

 

Background

As I’ve written before, I am very limited with my whiskey selection living in Pennsylvania.  I hear about a lot of great whiskeys from blogs, tastings, and from friends.  But often, I am not lucky enough to be able to purchase such products.

WhistlePig is one of those whiskeys not readily available in my home state.  It receives pretty high marks all around from the “experts” in the industry, so I wanted to get my hands on a bottle.  In my traveling, I was able to acquire one, and I was finally able to see what all the praise was all about.

 

Review

This stuff is strong at 100 proof.  This is clearly a rye on the nose, but with a heavy bourbon influence from the bourbon barrel aging.

WhistlePig Rye tastes very mature, similar to the Sazerac 18 Year Old from the Antique Collection.  Although this one is perhaps a little more bourbon-like, with lots of oak and corn (which is weird because this is a 100% rye whiskey).

This rye has a good, long finish.  The flavors you just tasted will stick around for a while.

 

Rating & Recommendations

WhistlePig Rye is a little pricey, but certainly enjoyable getting a rating of 88 out of 100.

This is a tasty rye for the bourbon drinker; should be savored with some good friends..

 

-Ryan

3 comments

    • Dan Williams on April 13, 2013 at 7:11 pm
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    …. Or your Dad! ;O)

    • Andrew on November 27, 2013 at 12:32 am
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    One note: Whistle Pig, an excellent rye, is produced entirely in Canada. Although it is bottled in Vermont, the rye is grown in Albert, and the entire distillation, aging, and blending process takes place in Canada. Whistle Pig’s distillery won’t be open until next year, and thus they won’t have made any 10 year old rye until 2024. For an in-depth look at the story behind this, I urge you to check out Davin de Kergommeaux’s “Canadian Whisky” blog.

    • Hector on May 28, 2016 at 11:12 pm
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    Awesome! My fave.

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