WhistlePig ‘100/100’ is a 100-proof, 100 percent rye whiskey, aged for at least ten years through a unique double-barrel process. Imported from Canada and hand bottled in Vermont, WhistlePig is overseen by former Makers Mark master distiller David Pickerell. Unlike many rye whiskeys, WhistlePig is 100% rye and is bottled at 100 proof, making this a perfect choice for cocktails.
Nose: On the nose, WhistlePig offers nice wood notes from the oak casks, with hints of vanilla and caramel. Notes of dried orange peel, cinnamon, allspice and clove also appear, hinting at the flavors to be found inside.
Body & Palate: WhistlePig is a full bodied rye whiskey, something whiskies with less age aren't able to accomplish. Its rich and mouthcoating, offering up classic caramel and vanilla flavors to stand up to the classic rye spiciness that emerges on the mid-palate. Later, dark chocolate and peppermint notes appear at the end.
Finish:On the finish, WhistlePig straight rye has an almost creamy flavor, leaving notes of oranges, vanilla, allspice, and warm caramels to play across the palate before finishing with a hint of dark chocolate and butterscotch.
All in all, WhistlePig straight rye whiskey is an enjoyable whiskey. Whether you are a rye whiskey enthusiast or just someone looking to try a new whiskey, WhistlePig is definitely worth seeking out. Try this in a Sazerac or Manhattan cocktail to see just how versatile this whiskey can be and you'll be pleased to find that this whiskey can do double duty. Keep an eye out for WhistlePig. It's definitely worth the search.