Tasting Notes: Vanilla Custard, Apricot, Black Cherry, Toffee, Oak
Every year WhistlePig - the acclaimed 100% rye whiskey - puts out a special edition. For 2015, WhistlePig released a whiskey that’s been finished in a variety of wine barrels. It is a blend of finished whiskeys from Madeira, Sauternes, and Port finished barrels. It is also not 100% rye, they added malted barley (5%). The result is an exceptionally balanced and smooth spirit, and the three finishes highlight their distictive flavors in a perfecr Old World marriage.
It is rich and complex offering a bold nose with aromas of caramel, black cherry, honeydew, raisins and oak. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel on the palate, sweet, aromas honey are followed by notes of rye bread, raw cacao and licorice flavors. Finally grapefruit and toffee notes on the long, structured finish.