Whistlepig 12 Old World

Whistlepig 12 Old World

Price: $110 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: MGP / Whistlepig

Region: America

43% ABV

Mashbill: 95% rye, 5% malted barley

Aged For: 12 Years

Cask Type: New charred American oak, finished in 63% Madeira, 30% Sauternes, 7% port

Chill Filtered: Unknown

 


 

Color: Orangish

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Subdued rye, orange rind, citrus, pine, spearmint, pepper, herbs

Mouthfeel: Light bodied

Palate/Taste: Gentle berries and citrus with rye, herbs, spiced maple, and oak

Finish: Lighter, with the flavors of the fortified wines coming through, mineral water, dry berries, clove, and pepper.

Thoughts: The cask finishes don’t improve upon the base rye that much, and the proof is too low for the flavors to really pop.

Score: 80 out of 100

 

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