Review #129 | /r/Bourbon Review #69 – WhistlePig 10yr 100% Rye
The Schtick: This is rye sourced from Alberta in Canada. It is aged and bottled by WhistlePig in Vermont, USA.
ABV: 50% ABV
Age: 10 Years
Nose: Rye spice, caramel and butterscotch. It’s woody, I get some pine and some oak notes with a very faint metallic note. I seem to pick this note up in a lot of ryes, but it’s a good metallic note, not a bad one.
Taste: Sweet funky rye spice. It’s hot, but has a nice thick, oily mouthfeel. Mild plastic notes but soon replaced by cinnamon, molasses and one more good rye spice kick.
Finish: Medium-long, it’s a complex blend of spicy and sweet with the brown sugar/molasses and rye spice playing nicely off each other.
Overall: I’m a sucker for SAOS rye but this was a really great change of pace. Delicious, and generally high quality. Their single barrel, cask strength store picks are a whole other level though, and I can’t suggest this over one of those, when taking price into consideration.
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect