Old World, 12 Years

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 134
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Brand: WhistlePig
Expression: Old World, 12 Years
Type: USA Whisky / Rye
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2016
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: USA / Vermont
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 134
Tasting notes
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Very chlorinated and herbal with juicy orange, cinnamon sticks, hickory, chunky, toasty and buttery oak. Develops darker, treacly notes but its wonderfully fresh and vibrant.
Palate: Full and juicy with dusty vanilla and buckets of wood shavings. Succulent, spicy, wood rye comes through with a slight herbalness on the middle. Again slightly chlorinated with coffee and hickory notes.
Finish: Long and succulent with lingering herbal rye and oak.
Comment: Great balance of spirit and wood.
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: Of course there is a big spice hit, pepper, chilli powder and dry soot. Some glacé cherries and candied orange peel.
Palate: Spice again, this time tempered with vanilla and plum jam. Hints of old leather, big oak spice (not grain, rye spice) give this a lovely balance. Not for sipping, for mixing.
Finish: Extra big spice but not too much burn. Some dry sweetness.
Comment: Ginger, Posh, Sporty, Baby but no Scary. All the spices without the surprise.
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