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WhistlePig 12 Year Old - Old World Whiskey

(70cl, 43%)

WhistlePig 12 Year Old - Old World
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WhistlePig 12YO OW Bottling Note

Unveiled in mid-2015, the WhistlePig Old World is an exciting 12 year old straight rye whiskey which has been finished in a selection of wine casks - 63% Madeira, 30% Sauternes and 7% Port. It's inspired by the techniques of the 'old world', with a particular reverence for Scotch whisky...

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Sponge cake topped with buttercream icing, chocolate chip cookies, a whiff of savoury oak.

Palate: Red berry sweetness jumps out right away - raspberry, raisin and cherry notes. Drying cinnamon and nutmeg, joined by a hint of anise.

Finish: Honeyed cereal, white wine, mint leaf, dark chocolate.

Reviews for WhistlePig 12 Year Old - Old World
My god .what a lovely drink warm on the throat and goes down a treat .worth every penny.
, United Kingdom
3 months ago
My favourite Rye whisky!
I love Rye, but this one with the different finishes is so impressive!
one year ago
Similar to 10 yr, but softer & more caramel
Not quite as light & bright as the 10 yr, but it is a little softer & sweeter with a good bit more caramel flavor on the front of the tongue - definitely creamier in texture.
, United States
3 years ago
Arguably my favorite rye whiskey
This stuff is absolutely splendid. It tastes like a $100 whiskey should taste. The nose is my favorite part but that doesn’t mean the rest disappoints at all. I get a sweet whiff of fruit; berries and tart apples, possibly caramel apple specifically, (unless I’m just crazy :-D) and a hint of vanilla followed by some rye spice at the end.

The spice is more forward on the palate, not to the point of overpowering, but to where it actually kinda makes me think of toasted rye bread, but the different cask finishes still come through, riding on a light fruity wave into the finish, in which I get a heavy fresh mint flavor in the back of the throat.

It’s a fantastic symphony of flavor from start to finish. If you want to splurge 100 bucks or so on a bottle of rye, this is the way to go.
, United States
3 years ago
Well worth the money!
Absolutely outstanding whiskey. I work my way through a lot of different whiskies but so far, I think it may be rather bold to say; but this could well be the best I have ever tried. It has so much going for itself, you enter a world of flavours one after the other. Incredibly smooth, lovely fruity smell followed by rather nutty after-tones. I only tried a glass of this but I wanted to make it last hours. I will for sure buy a whole bottle for the future because it is truly a remarkable beverage.
, United Kingdom
3 years ago
Huge whiskey for the money
Outstanding Whiskey for its price, personally I think it is the best in their range and they are all excellent. Extremely well balanced whiskey and very interesting given the three different cask finishes, one of the best I have ever tried from across the pond.
, United Kingdom
5 years ago
Smooth and tasty!
Had a pour at my local pub. Love it! Earthy, nutty, smooth. But not boring.
, United States
5 years ago
Delicious, smooth
A delicious smooth whiskey with fruity notes both bold and flavorful.
, United States
6 years ago

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