WhistlePig 10 Year StraightRye Whiskey Vermont
A Vermont slang term for ground hog, WhistlePig is a 100-proof, 100-percent rye whiskey, aged for ten years in new American oak barrels. Though this release was distilled in Canada and is holding court while the Vermont production has time to age, it is one of the purest expressions of rye to touch our lips this year. An intense nose of rye bread, vanilla and toffee with layers of caramel, brown sugar and s'mores on the palate that are both elegant and profound. Truth is we have a hard time keeping this one on the shelf at our whisky bar in Napa.