WhistlePig Double Malt 18 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey
WhistlePig's Double Malt, an 18-year-old straight rye whiskey is distilled from a mash bill of 79% rye, 15% malted rye, and 6% malted barley. WhistlePig Double Malt is described as an “experiment in how grain affects flavor early in the whiskey-making process, in particular, the bygone practice of malting rye.” Before industrial catalysts were introduced to increase efficiency, farmer distillers would malt a small portion of their rye harvest in order to access the grain’s starch content and set off the fermentation process. Floral, earthy flavors imparted by malted rye would add nuance to the bold, peppery spice character of classic rye whiskey.
WhistlePig Double Malt 18 Year Old is bottled at 92 proof (46% ABV) and presented in a decanter that features a custom glass stopper made for WhistlePig by AO Glass in Burlington, Vermont.
Nose: Sweet and aromatic, with toasted oak, berries, and nutmeg on the nose
Palate: Elegant and spicy, mildly fruity, and pleasantly floral