Our vision is to respect tradition and embrace progress. WhistlePig 12 Year takes the bold character of American Rye and elevates it through Old World barrel-aging traditions. After years of experimentation, we found perfection in a Straight Rye Whiskey aged 12 years in New American Oak and finished in Madeira, Sauternes, and Port wine casks. The result is a symphony of flavor. Plentiful spice notes are rounded out by subtle sweetness, giving you rye in all of its glory - and then some.
Three Old World cask finishes married together. The final blend selected after 6 months of experiments:
Madeira Finish - 63%
Sauternes Finish - 30%
Port Finish - 7%
Aged at a minimum of 12 years, presented at 86 proof.
Nose: Dates, Raisins, Honey, Marmalade, and Apple Pie
Palate: Apricot & Honey, followed by a burst of Rye Spice, with Plums, Caramel and a touch of mint
Finish: Rich Winter Fruits give way to Oak, Dark Chocolate and Butterscotch