WhistlePig 10 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey 50%

100%  Rye Whiskey, aged ten years, named after a pig farm, maybe, I’ve done no research, obviously.

50% ABV too, so this has got all the makings of a fantastic whiskey experience.

I received this sample from Axiom Brands, which was nice.

This needs a good half an hour in the glass and I think it needs a good dash of water, maybe taking it down to 45% at a guess.

WhistlePig is a small batch affair made on the WhistlePig Farm in Vermont and the Master Distiller was Dave Pickerall who sadly died in 2018.

I am slightly confused as to what to call this, they apparently take Canadian whiskey and take it to Vermont in the United States where it’s turned over to a team of crack expert Choctaw hogs who then carefully craft the whiskies to create this final product, Canmerican? Americanadian? Eh? Help?

Nose. Spearmint and peppermint, charred barrel, clove, touch of ham, orange rind, vanilla cream, hint of caramel.

Palate. Perhaps not for beginners this, an awful lot going on, Caramel, clove, star anise, bitter orange, the charred barrel is real, the darkest of dark chocolate, cinnamon and a touch of salted caramel ice cream.

Finish. Dark Chocolate and orange bitters, salted caramel and charred barrel, lasts forever.

This is absolutely fucking superb, one of the best and perhaps only example of an Americanadian whiskey I’ve ever tried. It is just wonderful, those hogs don’t half know their whiskey, it’s not cheap though, this hovers around the eighty quid mark which is a lot but on this occasion I’d say it’s worth it.

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The Captain.


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