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WhistlePig 10 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey

  • Rye Whiskey
  • USA, 700ml
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On the nose, allspice, orange peel, anise, oak, char and caramel with a hint of marzipan. On the palate, sweet with hints of caramel, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla, followed by rye­ spice and mint. Long finish, warm butterscotch and caramel.

  • Distillery: Whistlepig
  • Type: Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Region: Vermont, USA
  • Alcohol: 50%
  • Volume: 700ml
  • Goes with: Neat or over ice

WhistlePig 10 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey is a fantastic brand of straight rye whiskey which is distilled and initially matured in Canada before being aged further through a unique double-barrel process and hand bottled at the WhistlePig Farm in Shoreham, Vermont. This 10 year old straight rye is made with 100% rye and delivers a full-on flavour profile of clove, mint, barrel char, creamy caramels and butterscotch.

WhistlePig - The Beginning

Like any successful American business, WhistlePig began with a dream. In 2007, Raj Peter Bhakta bought a dilapidated dairy farm in Vermont, and after many sleepless nights spent considering different business ventures, he decided to pursue his love of whiskey. With Master Distiller, Dave Pickerell, on board they made the ultimate gamble: investing in 10-year-aged rye whiskey, a spirit that had not yet been rediscovered by the American public. Dave curated liquid from the finest aged Canadian Rye stock available, which was then hand-bottled on the WhistlePig Farm. The gamble paid off and our 10-year old rye whiskey was born.

Why rye?

Rye is a stubborn grain that is not for the faint of heart, however, those who succeed in the tricky mashing, fermentation and distillation process are rewarded greatly. Rye presents an incomparable flavour profile that is bold, smooth and incredibly complex. They firmly believe that rye holds the greatest potential of all distilling grains, unmatched in flavour. Not to mention that rye is America’s original drink – President George Washington was known to distil rye on his Mount Vernon property.

The name “WhistlePig”

A short lineage of kunekune pigs proudly preside over the WhistlePig Farm & Distillery.  Today's Chief Pig, Mortimer Jr., descended from our original porcine mascots, Mortimer and Mauve. ... they realise that whistlepigs and pigs aren't exactly the same animal - but they've never claimed to play by the book.  While it's origin story is obscure, the WhistlePig name and icon have become a daily reminder that great whiskey should be fun, not formal, and to never take ourselves too seriously.

The WhistlePig Distillery?

In the fall of 2015, WhistlePig officially opened its distillery on a 500-acre, renovated dairy farm in Shoreham, Vermont. The construction involved raising the original 150 year old, run down cow barn, making room for stills, fermenters, mash cookers, and more. Come October, WhistlePig's first 750 gallon hybrid stil, The Mortimer, was installed – and so began the limitless potential of WhistlePig Vermont Estate Distilled Rye. In doing so, they became one of the few whiskey companies to house every aspect of the whiskey making process in one place, from harvesting our rye fields, mashing, fermenting, distilling, barrelling, aging, and bottling.

  • Gold - 2015 Wizards of Whisky Awards - Other Grain Whisky
  • 96/100 Points - Wine Enthusiast
  • 95/100 Points - Nicks Wine Merchants
  • 91/100 Points - Whisky Advocate
  • 90/100 Points - Distiller
  • 88/100 Points - Jim Murrays Whisky Bible


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