The WhistlePig 12 Year Old Rye nose is addictive"?filled with sharp, dry rye spice that is baked in with sweet wine notes. It's such a mouth-watering marriage. The more you inhale the more you get wood-soaked Madeira, followed by chocolate, caramel, grainy wood, a little grass, and some rich fruit notes.
The WhistlePig 12 Year Old Rye palate is sharp and spicy at first, but there's a beautiful harmony beneath, between the rye spices and the winey flavors. There's some orange syrup offset by dry astringency. Tastes of mint, and a light nuttiness, banana, honey, vanilla"? a great concoction in a premium rye whiskey. The WhistlePig 12 Year Old Rye has a bold spicy finish. A perfect addition to your liquor cabinet.