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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

WhistlePig Straight Rye, 50%

Review #718
This is made from 100% rye. It is aged in new American oak with a Bourbon barrel finish. Oak spices and a bit of soap in the smell. Be careful, you could lose some nose hairs if you get too close! A bit of peach and fresh plum in the background.

It taste like a mix of a Rye and a Bourbon, but as it is made from 100% rye, it must be the new oak and Bourbon barrel finish that shines through! Actually quite interesting! Burned oak and oak spices. Some caramel and a bit of soapy/minty notes in the finish.

The whisky is fine, but I miss some of that complexity you get in many Rye whiskies. Still a fine dram, and it makes me wanna light up a cigar! I will give this 83/100 (20/21/21/21).

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