Tuesday, February 23, 2021

WhistlePig 10 year Rye Whiskey

Today, I am reviewing WhistlePig 10 Rye Whiskey & intend to cover the following-
- Brief history behind this whiskey
- Tasting notes
- SJ's rating
- SJ's pro tip

This is a rye whisky of Canada which is bottled in WhistlePig Farm in Vermount,USA. Seems quite confusing doesn't it? Well it is. Let me present some facts that will help in understanding where this is sourced from and how it is matured.  
WhistlePig started in 2007. With the help of late Master Distiller Dave Pickerell, they discovered and purchased huge quantity of 10 year old blending whiskey in Canada. This, I believe is the secret sauce of this whisky. Rye whisky from Canada. What makes Canadian rye so special? Rye is the most winter hardy crop tolerating temperatures as low as -30 degrees C. No wonder Canada uses rye for their whiskey since it is so cold out there. WhistlePig 10 is aged in new virgin American Oak from the blended rye whiskey brought from Canada. 

Vital Stats-WhistlePig Rye Whiskey 
Price- $72.99 for 750ml bottle($8.49 for pictured 50 ml sampler)
Age- 10 years 
ABV-  50%
Country of Origin- Canada
Company/Distillery- WhistlePig Farm, Go America Go Beverages, Shoreham,VT
Awards won- 2017, Best in Show Whiskey- San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Tasting info-
Serving glass- The Glencairn Whisky Glass
Serving style- Neat
Appearance- Dark Amber

Aroma- Robust, tangerine, vanilla, rye, wheat, spices & oak
Flavor- Spicy, amazing sharp rye flavor, perfectly finished in oak barrels
Body- Full
Finish- Long lingering spicy finish, not the smoothest though. It has a bite from the rye.
SJ's Rating- Top Shelf 
Top shelf rye whisky. It is smooth, packs a flavorful punch, high ABV, great aroma and body. Whatever they have done from sourcing the rye whisky in Canada to aging is top quality. Love it. 
Occasions- Sipping by fireside on a cold snowy night watching a spaghetti western- The Hallelujah Trail.
SJ's Pro tip- Try Glenlivet Nadurra Olorosso Cask Finish for similar price range but flavorful whisky

Unique and amazing rye whisky, that I really had fun drinking and reviewing. Give it a try! Cheers! Enjoy Responsibly. 
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