Official Tasting notes:
Nose: Sweet and aromatic, with toasted oak, berries, and nutmeg.
Palate: Elegant and spicy, mildly fruity, and pleasantly floral. Vanilla and oak notes appear with time.
Finish: Wonderfully long, clean, and spicy finish.
Whistlepig Double Malt 18 Year Old Rye Whiskey 1st Edition 750ml 46%
With Hand-Pressed Glass Stopper – Only Available at The Old Barrelhouse in Australia
750ml: 46% alc (92 proof)
Age: 18 years old
Region: Vermont, USA
Barrel: Virgin Oak
Bottler: Go America Go Beverages
Barrel No: 20
Release Date: Late 2020
With Spirit sourced from Canada, this is WhistlePig’s oldest expression to date at a whopping 18 years of age, they’ve tapped into the time-honoured techniques of the farmer distillers who invented the category. To kickstart fermentation they malted a small portion of their yearly harvest. This delicate heating process opens up the grain, allowing yeasts easier access to the sugars they’ll soon convert to alcohol. It also imbues the resulting spirit with floral and earthy tonalities. These notes are then harnessed by the master blender to colour a complex canvas.
Against 79% rye, the distiller paints with 15% malted rye and 6% malted barley—a stroke of genius. Taken together, the sipping experience evolves on the palate from soft and supple to rich and savory. A thrilling encounter accentuated by 18 years of maturation in virgin oak.
Hand bottled at the WhistlePig farm, the set comes with a beautiful Vermont glass stopper, pressed by a 19th century glass pressing machine, one of the last of its kind by AO Glass in the Burlington Arts District.
Note that this is the very first edition.
Limited to 1 per Customer