WhistlePig Old World 12 Year Rye
WhistlePig Old World 12 Year Rye Whiskey at Third Base Market & Spirits
Elevating our comprehensive assortment of fine spirits, Third Base Market & Spirits is privileged to present WhistlePig Old World 12 Year Rye Whiskey, a sublime expression of mastery over the rye distillation process. Originating from a Vermont-based distillery that has repeatedly garnered high praise for its rye-centric portfolio, this particular bottling showcases an innovative maturation technique using European wine casks.
- Name: WhistlePig Old World 12 Year Rye Whiskey
- Type: American Rye Whiskey
- Age: 12 Years
- Region: Vermont, USA
- Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 43%
Tasting Notes and Technical Description:
Pouring into the glass, this aged rye whiskey exhibits an enchanting deep amber hue, the result of a dozen years in well-selected oak barrels followed by additional aging in European wine casks.
The olfactory experience starts off with a multi-layered bouquet, featuring prominent notes of dried fruit and warm spices. There is an intriguing combination of cloves and orange zest, subtly complemented by the grace notes of vanilla, all of which are accentuated by a delicate wine-like sweetness.
On the palate, the whiskey delivers a complex interplay of flavors. A classic rye spiciness is at the forefront, defined by nuanced tastes of cinnamon, black pepper, and toasted rye bread. As these robust elements yield, they make way for the softer, more rounded flavors of dried figs and a slight nuttiness, clearly influenced by its unique cask maturation.
The finish is long-lasting and incredibly sophisticated. A slow tapering of the spiciness allows the more subdued flavors of oak and caramel to take center stage, all culminating in an elegantly dry endnote.
The texture is remarkably smooth and almost creamy, lending the whiskey an unforgettably luxurious mouthfeel that amplifies its intricate flavor profile.
Third Base Market & Spirits Perspective:
The WhistlePig Old World 12 Year Rye Whiskey is a stellar addition to our discerning collection, embodying the complex subtleties one can achieve when applying innovative aging processes to an already premium distillate. It is a must-try for aficionados seeking to explore the heights of American rye whiskey elevated by European wine barrel influences.
Given its age and unique maturation, this offering is aimed squarely at the discerning connoisseur. While our inventory remains robust, its exclusivity ensures it won't last long on our shelves.
In summation, WhistlePig Old World 12 Year Rye Whiskey is a brilliant marriage of traditional American rye characteristics with the refined elements from European wine casks. It stands as a prime example of how meticulous craftsmanship and innovative aging can transcend an already excellent spirit into the realm of the extraordinary. Your journey towards this unparalleled tasting experience awaits at Third Base Market & Spirits.
Very Satisfied with my purchase. Greatly recommend it!
This is definitely a masterpiece and master blend from Dave Pickerell (RIP). Beautiful expression of double casked rye where the port/madeira/sauternes barrel round out the finish and add several layers of complexity. In my collection of 40 or so bottles of whiskey right now this is the highest ranked Rye and the price and service from Third Base is the best I have found anywhere in New York City and on the web - no other vendor competes. I'll def be ordering my WhistlePig from here moving forward...