WhistlePig 10-year-old

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Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Straight Rye Whiskey
Stated Age
10 years old
American Oak Barrels
50.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
21 oct 2011 10:07 pm

Average value

€ 104.16

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Whisky reviews for WhistlePig 10-year-old

18 users have left 18 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.41 points.

  1. Igor_Gudimov scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    American 100% rye is new for me. Unique and very interesting herbal forward whiskey
    • Nose
      88 88
      Strong dill aroma mixed with other herbs, spice, and wood
    • Taste
      87 87
      More herbal, less sweet. A weird mix of herbal leaves(dill, parsley, mint) and spiciness with slight bitter woodiness
    • Finish
      86 86
      Short, minty, slight dill

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  3. Gous scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. JoachimV scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Vanilla, caramel, banana, anise, almonds and chocolate. Some red fruits too: strawberry and red currant.
    • Taste
      Coffee, cloves, marzipan, vanilla, (milk) chocolate, raspberries and red currants.
    • Finish
      Dark chocolate, marzipan and coffee

  5. Totoro scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
      Overripe tangerine, marzipan, nutmeg, cloves, charcoal, as well as a perfumed aspect with lemongrass, rose petals and lavender. Fairly fragrant and intense. Gets more impressive and complex with time + air in the glass. More vanilla + fudge coming through now...
    • Taste
      84 84
      Spicy and hearty, even tart at times, but also aromatically floral in a light-footed, almost ethereal way. Pumpernickel, Turkish delight, orange oil, lime juice + zest, tree bark, licorice root, turmeric.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Short, with burnt toast, plankish wood, and orange rind.

  6. lys1 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Today I compare this and "Blanton's Gold Single Barrel". Can add that I am not a particular Whiskey enthusiast, I prefer whiskey.

    This is a very good Burbon, which really comes into its own with a splash of water.
    • Nose
      Oak, spices and vanilla. Some caramel in the background. With water, vanilla and sweetness become clearer, and some tropical fruits such as banana and pineapple also appear.
    • Taste
      Spices are prominent. With water comes vanilla, tropical fruits and sweetness. Christmas spices in the background.
    • Finish
      Medium. Bitterness from Oak and alcohol. With water, the finish is a nice mix of bitterness, Christmas spices and tropical fruits

  7. Simon Stood scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior


  8. CherryHeart scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Facing a strong and pure alcohol, then no longer occupying the core area and circling around the outer edge, the central stage was handed over to mint leaves, charcoal roasted coffee, hazelnut liqueur, and immediately changed to locust nectar, light cream, cranberry Sauce, and then developed a more soft waxy tiramisu, the alcohol flared, lazy and hallucinating.

    Palate: There is such a taste of color buried in the golden liquid! Thick black coffee propped up the majority of the dome, and three servings of espresso were not so deep. Cocoa, black rum, and almonds slowly turned into mint, colorful leaves, and honeysuckle. The alcoholic feeling was still significant, but not irritating.

    Balance, Body :: A clear, refined, medium-bodied wine body with such brutal power but no such points reduction, which is surprisingly balanced.

    Finish: Long, but felt the decay of strength, charcoal roasted coffee, mint leaves, almonds, black rum.

  9. gaboruso scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. IIIZIII scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Very sweet rye, sweet cherry, with a ton of sugar. Quiet cloying even on the nose. Intense but alcoholic. Cinnamon, orange peel
    • Taste
      Easy to drink, sweet, very spicy but with a mild finish

  11. Andytka3 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Distilled and initially aged in Alberta, before years and further ageing and bottled in Vermont. Thanks to Bill Mitchell on sharing this hard to find bottling.

    N- As to most US (or Canadian) whiskies, the active white oak are presence. Beside the usual dominant spice of star anise, cardamon, plum and maple, you will also swamp by the charm notes of vanilla custard, strawberry and pickle ginger. Dried fruit chocolate and touch of oily solvent underlay, well intervened by rubber resinous to capped the overrun of sweetness. Firmly structure and rounded aroma without being overly aggressive and alcohol-ed at 100proof.

    P- Deliciously full spice and spicy as it should be, the natural sweetness are well aged and restrained, get the liquorice candy floss before transiting to lime peel and oak-y dry. May not carry a lot of depth on flavour but the liquid remain solid, well behave and focus on the palate.

    F- Medium-long, balance of dryness, spicy as it should be with charm white fruits and berries fragrant.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  12. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Enthusiasm 3/5 Whiskey n ° 1240
    • Nose
      Floral nose with mint. Woody, dry, we also have notes of vanilla and varnish more typical of a bourbon, oddly.
    • Taste
      We find these sensations in the mouth, with juicy fruits very nice, but unfortunately, a small side paper blotter that hangs.
    • Finish
      Final rather persistent.

  13. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Thanks Willem!
    • Nose
      Orange peel, syrup, some chocolate and cotton candy. Fruity - peach and raspberries.
    • Taste
      Full and soft with very strong the tast of pear and citrus - orange. Woody, spices and strong charred wood influance - vanilla.
    • Finish
      Creamy fruits, vanilla, caramel, some mushrooms and ending with mint.

  14. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Had this one blind and was quite certain it was something like Makers, Makers 46 I believe. Never had the Makers 46 to be honest but I recognized it was not far from the standard core range Makers Mark, but a bit more intense. The sourness was there, the sour grainy corn-like flavors. I was quite surprised it was a 100% rye. The flavors that I have associated with corn-whiskey is obviously not corn, wonder what it is? 

    OK some research on the internet explains the connection. It is actually Maker Marks former Master distiller Dave Pickerell that is the creator of this thing (According to the Whiskey Exchange). Not surprising that the styles somewhat are connected.

    (Rating interval 81-85)
    • Nose
      Creamy vanilla and grain, dried apricots and canned pineapples. There is some sour note that I cannot put my finger on. Brown sugar och burnt sugar, some spiciness as well, definitely black pepper, nutmeg and dust. The dust is becoming more clear with water and also licorice notes appear.
    • Taste
      Intense and rich grain on the arrival, some citric acid pinches the sides of the tongue. The black pepper is still there and acting a bit rough while chewing it. There is also some berries, is it unripe strawberries, or maybe artificial strawberry? And definitely som sour raspberry flavors coming through. This is definitely what I found as the sour note on the nose. 
    • Finish
      The finish is again grainy, with apple cider vinegar, cinnamon stick, nutmeg and pepper. With water the finish becomes more dirty, like soil. But also pear and aceton. 

  15. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Bottle 2011

    N: Intense sweet vibrant fruits - all very close.  Those fruits are mangoes/pineapples/pears in boiled sweet form.
    T: Waxy, peachy sweet with an artificial tang - all lingering. Then the spices arrive. Theres plenty of dark green vegetal activity going on here - chilli kelp!
    F: After the spices die down, and it is some time, theres a waxy grain and citrus wood interplay. There are some bitter/calvados/soured lime notes here too but they dissipate once the glass opens up.
    C: After some months since this bottle was opened it has developed some artificial kelp bitterness especially when the dram is first poured. This dissipates a little with time. Having said all that, theres still that impressive long journey and lots to discover and enjoy but its best I don’t to keep this bottle lingering much longer.

    Scores a B+Sample 2014N: A tight combination of sherry, honey and waxy acetone - woody and spicy. Bourbon fruits are equalled by a yeasty maltiness, creating a welcome balance.   Some dense citrus, a punchy sweetness and a cacao note - and luckily i had a bottle of Cacao Blanc to hand to verify it. Well blended/vatted but still full of information and life.

    T: Big on spice, staying pokey. Fruity, woody, honeyed wine body - full and rich. Fruits and sweet bourbon notes develop as expected. Waxy lychee develops and carries through to the finish. Adding water unifies the spice/fruits/wood and bourbon notes.

    F: Fruits, vanillas, light caramel, wood bitters, angostura bitters. Spice still present

    C: Still one of my favourite US drams.  Its like a combination of a fine bourbon mixed with with a Highland malt and a touch of Talisker - fabulous.

    Scores a B+

  16. TDMartijn scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Despite the 10 years maturation an average rye.
    • Nose
      Sweet, vanilla and coffee. Some chemical-notes (glue).
    • Taste
      Floral, glue again, more vanilla and coffee. 
    • Finish
      Medium long. 

  17. Bishlouk scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Having very little experience in American whiskeys (experiences so far disappointing), I have here a very good surprise. This whiskey can be drunk very easily once installed in the mouth and is most enjoyable.
    The 50.0% are perfectly integrated and never attack.
    Hard to believe that this whiskey is only 10 years old, I would easily give it 5 more. He still needs ventilation to be perfect on the nose; and to settle in the mouth so that the sensation is optimal.
    A real discovery, unfortunately not found at a decent price in Europe.
    • Nose
      It looks pretty strong Bourbons that I could already feel. Spices, notes of coffee and hazelnuts, a hint of ether. A little varnish and tobacco.
      Aeration clears the ether and everything turns into a bowl of sweet cereals. Very pleasant.
    • Taste
      A vanilla note titillates the tip of the tongue. Old leather invades the mouth. A general sweetness followed by a pungent note. Some nail polish. Oily feeling in the mouth. Peppery spices.
    • Finish
      Quite short, dominated by dried cereals wrapped in wet leather.

  18. Willie JJ scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Superb rye whiskey. I love this style and this is top notch.
    • Nose
      Perfume and hot dust. The classic signs of rye for me. Intensely floral
      and quite wonderful. Some underlying vanilla sweetness from the oak.
    • Taste
      Incredibly intense perfumed sugar and a mountain of spice.
    • Finish
      Typical rye: short and dry, but then an intense sweet return before the spice explosion that carries on for ever.

  19. rdavek did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This whiskey is bottled by Whistlepig farms in Shoreham Vermont, but is a Canadian whiskey produced by an undisclosed distillery.  


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