Born as recently as 2008, WhistlePig was created by Raj Peter Bahkta who sunk his last dime on a 500 acre farm in Shoreham, Vermont. He convinced ace master distiller Dave Pickerell (known for his work at Maker’s Mark) to work with him, plotting the long awaited return of rye whiskey to The States. On January 1, 2010, Raj & family cleared out an old barn, rolled up their flannel sleeves, and started bottling this exquisite rye. All stages of the production process are located on site; from growing the grass, to distillation, to barreling and aging, to bottling. The WhistlePig single-estate farm distillery opened in the summer of 2015, transforming what was once a pig-headed dream into a top-shelf reality. This stunningly good 10 year old release is made exclusively from 100% aged rye, which imparts a uniquely full-bodied and unadulterated taste to the whisky. Before being bottled it is aged for at least ten years through a unique double-barrel process - it spends five years in first fill white American oak barrels and another five years in used bourbon barrels. The resulting whisky is forward and pronounced on the nose, displaying hints of vanilla and caramel, dried orange peel, cinnamon, allspice and clove. Full and textural in the mouth, an indulgent assortment of flavours are suggested including caramel, pecan, vanilla and a rich rye spiciness. Dark chocolate, peppermint followed by oranges, vanilla, allspice, finishing with a hint of dark chocolate and butterscotch come through on an explosive finish. A new addition to the UK and available only in small quantities, Whistlepig 10 Year Old Rye is a must-try for American whisky enthusiasts.
700ml£13.21 per 100.00ml