WhistlePig 10-year-old

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Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rye Whiskey
Stated Age
10 years old
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
20 apr 2021 5:17 pm by Ras Mazunga

Average value

USD$ 80.75

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Whisky reviews for WhistlePig 10-year-old

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.89 points.

  1. IIIZIII scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Very raw, spicy and green, green banana, aldehyds. Opens up really fast and getting a little sweeter
    • Taste
      Sharp, strangely tannic, grainy
    • Finish
      Green banana

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  3. C_a_r_s_t_e_n scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      If I didn't know, I wouldn't think of Rye because of the nose. And even if you know it, you need a little imagination.
      The spice is noticeable, but only comes with time. The vanilla beckons from the background. The alcohol pushes, but doesn't bother.
    • Taste
      Now it is more likely to be heard as rye whiskey. Yes, rye, wood, some vanilla, but none of it is just beginning to be as strong as I expected after 10 years. On the second sip, the sweetness is more pronounced. I don't find youthful sharpness here. He's already set. But that aside, for me this could have been a rye aged 3 or 4 years.
    • Finish
      Strange. The power of the alcohol and the wood remain in the mouth and throat for 20 seconds. A slightly bitter wood note also remains. And then he's gone.

  4. Iron_Calli scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. Tuco1972 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  6. The_Osprey scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Whistlepig 10 year old Rye Whiskey 50%, batch A/354 for what it’s worth or for what it means.

    Consumed at home Oct 2021.

    I’ve been interested in trying Whistlepig's stuff but my first impression was unfortunately terrible. Their 12 year New World thing was just not good. So let’s see how they do at the normal sort of stuff.

    Dark golden orange.

    Aroma up front reminds me a lot of gummy bears, Haribo sweets, pic n mix, jelly babies. Something slightly gluey in the background. Well, that’s atypical. Touches of papery vanilla. Touch of grapefruit. Maybe some cough sweet and pouch tobacco later on. Interesting aroma. Blind I’d probably be thinking mid-range Japanese single malt. Pleasant. I enjoyed smelling the empty glass afterwards.

    Taste is soft on delivery. Very soft indeed for 50%. Woody vanilla. Doesn’t make me think ‘rye'. Soft gummy fruit dimension. Everything about this dram is soft and restrained, but that’s not to say its not flavourful. The oak is relatively subtle for a 10yo whiskey - it gives a papery, sawdusty impression that is overtaken by light fruity esters. The finish shows it’s a rye with its spicy chilli catch, but everything up until then is more suggestive of a nice well-balanced single malt.

    This is pretty good, and it’s far better than the first whiskey I tried from these guys. £70 is probably a little more than I’d ideally want to pay for something with this profile, but I certainly like it. My main complaint would be that it doesn’t really give me much of the profile that sets rye whiskey apart.....but then it does offer something a bit different. Like a marriage of single malt and straight rye. 3.525/84


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