This expression takes its inspiration from the famous Portuguese explorer. The rye whiskey is aged 17 years with two consecutive rounds of finishing. Rare Spanish oak staves and South American teakwood add complexity to the unique barrel strength-proof spirit.
One of our oldest whiskeys ever bottled is also the first WhistlePig product finished in Vermont Estate Oak. Harvested right off our farm the wood has more rings than the standard American oak used in whiskey barrels. That gives it more opportunity to impart deeper flavors during maturation. Hitting the bottle at 92-proof, the liquid is assertive and wise beyond its 15 year age statement. And it boasts a score of 97 points from Wine Enthusiast. So we’re clearly not the only ones enamored by this pure expression of Green Mountain goodness. Nose - Deep and rich, dominated by caramel, vanilla, and oak with hints of allspice and burnt orange Tasting Notes - Warm, rich, and slightly creamy. Loads of butterscotch and baking spice with leather and a hint of tobacco Finish - Ultra long and rich, warm, and inviting
WhistlePig Rye Whiskeys are unique not only for high age statements but also pioneering cask finishes in American Whiskey, with each cask delivering distinct aromas and flavors. The Rye Whiskey Pig Pack is the perfect gift for your favorite whiskey connoisseur, especially if that connoisseur is you. These three expressions are the perfect addition to your home bar, for amazing sips on any occasion.