Whistlepig 10 Years Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey
This limited reserve single barrel bottling of Whistlepig 10 Year Rye was hand-selected by unanimous consent by the B&B team and bottled at a barrel strength proof of 115.3. A streak of rich caramel and butterscotch mellows the proof in this beguilingly warm but not at all hot sipper. Fall fruits notes of pear and apple are complemented with sweet holiday spice notes of cinnamon, black pepper, and ginger. Shockingly charming. Based on the back label, this particular single barrel rye is sourced from Canada, distilled at Alberta, that is sourced, barreled and bottled by WhistlePig in Vermont, USA. WhistlePig has been known to source Canadian and MGP rye (from Indiana) for single barrels.
Even though the label states 10 years, Potomac Wine and Spirits confirmed that their single barrel is actually 16 years old! It’s like buying 10 years and getting 6 for free. Sixteen years is quite an extraordinary age for rye whiskey, and even more uncommon since it is also cask strength. As a side note, WhistlePig has faced some controversy for their poor labeling around where the whiskey is from, so it’s entirely possible that it’s MGP rye, but the age is a strong indicator that it’s Canadian. Enough speculation though, let us get to the facts of this extra-aged rye in this Potomac Wine and Spirits WhistlePig 10 Year Single Barrel Rye whiskey review.
WhistlePig Single Barrel Rye 10 Years is a unique, singular expressions of the highly decorated Straight Rye Whiskey. Hand bottled at barrel proof on the WhistlePig Farm. It embodies the perfect combination of proof, purity, and age. This American rye whiskey has been specially selected and bottled for Jensen’s Liquors as an exclusive for our customers. Produced by the Vermont farm distillery that aims for 'Triple Terroir' – where whiskey is distilled using the farm's own grain, water and custom Vermont white oak casks
Nose: Soft caramel notes combined with hints of dark fruits and candyfloss.
Palate: Huge treacle notes, with rich, melted dark chocolate, delicate spice, bakewell tart and ripe figs.
Finish combines a delicate sweetness with a touch of peppermint and Christmas pudding.
Origin: Vermont, USA / Alberta, Canada
Spirits Type: American Whiskey
Spirits Style: Rye Whiskey
ABV: 53.3% / 106.5 Proof
Composition: 100% unmalted rye
Aged: 10 years in virgin American white oak, finished in bourbon barrels.
Barrel #100199 / Warehouse 2 / Rick G / Level 3.