WhistlePig Double Malt 18 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey is a mouthful in both senses, and it’s the oldest WP’s release to date. This Rye Whiskey (79% rye, 15% malted rye, and 6% malted barley) spent full 18 years in the barrel and the result is a symphony of soft, floral rich and spicy flavors. Dave Pickerell went straight to old-school method of malting rye to create this potion. To make things even classier, they hand-bottled the juice and put on the ritzy Vermont glass stopper that was hand-press on one of the few existing 19th century glass pressing machines. The aromas that are released from the Spirit are sweet and oaky, and they introduce the palate to spicy, fruity and floral flavors. It’s a perfect Whiskey to sip slowly as the sun goes down.
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Sweet and aromatic on the nose with notes of berries, nutmeg and toasted oak.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Smooth and spicy dance of fruity and floral flavors, followed by vanilla and oak.
Long, clean and spicy finish.