WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey 15 year old
|Region||United States, Vermont|
One of our oldest whiskeys ever bottled is also the first WhistlePig product finished in Vermont Estate Oak. Harvested right off our farm the wood has more rings than the standard American oak used in whiskey barrels. That gives it more opportunity to impart deeper flavors during maturation. Hitting the bottle at 92-proof, the liquid is assertive and wise beyond its 15 year age statement. The nose is deep and rich, dominated by caramel, vanilla, and oak with hints of allspice and burnt orange. The palate is warm, rich, and slightly creamy. Loads of butterscotch and baking spice with leather and a hint of tobacco. The finish is ultra long and rich, warm, and inviting.
This remarkably complex sipper leads with caramel and vanilla, then reverberates with rounded dried fruit, sherry and almond, fading into a long, gentle baking spice finish. Made with 100% rye sourced from Canada, this is finished in barrels made from Vermont oak and bottled in Vermont.