American Whiskey - Rye

WhistlePig 100/100 10yr Straight Rye Whiskey

From: Vermont, United States Liquor Review Category: Rye American Whiskey

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Tier 2
This is a Tier 2 score in the Whiskey category. It means critics have highly recommended the spirit as a benchmark in the category.
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Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2014

Beverage Testing Institute

  • This bottle has not been rated by this competition.

Wine Enthusiast

  • 2010

Proof66 Notes

WhistlePig 100/100 Rye Whiskey is named for being 100% rye whiskey and 100 proof in alcohol content. It has been aged for at least 10 years in American oak barrels. It is available in limited quantities.

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This bottle has 6 ratings and 5 reviews.
KaiserSoze KaiserSoze (234)
Rating: 4.5 (2016-10-26)[Updated Review]
Soft, sweet, and fruity on the nose with warm, banana bread. This may sound a little strange but I also get a subtle scent of freshly cut grass. The nose is not at all bold, but very inviting. While I agree with Proof 66’s description of this being approachable when it comes to nosing, my experience with the taste is completely different. It enters sweet with caramel and vanilla but then the flavors just explode mid-palate back. Fresh mint, dill, sage, Copenhagen Wintergreen, green apples & cinnamon. It’s all rounded out nicely with fresh oak and barrel char. The finish is a very nice slow, dull burn going down your throat. Adding just a drop of water enhances the whole experience even more! Although the Manhattan is my favorite cocktail, I’m going to have to take Buck’s word because there is no way in hell I’m mixing this into a cocktail! No.Way! The ONLY reason this isn’t a 5 is because of the price. I paid $80 for this bottle. While I understand and appreciate what went into making this 100%, 100 proof, 10 year Rye, $80 is pushing it. Had it been priced around the $60 price range, I’d have no issue. Will I buy again? Yes! But I’m going to hoard and savor this bottle as long as I can!
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WhiskyChick WhiskyChick (26)
Rating: 3.0 (2016-05-04)
I love me some rye and this is a good one. I'm not one for cocktails but this would make an amazing sazerac.
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Allan Allan (207)
Rating: 4.0 (2014-07-13)
As good of a traditional rye as I've had. Not as bold as others; but smoother and much more enjoyable even at 100 proof. A good introduction that will maybe help me develop a taste for the category.
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Buck Mulligan Buck Mulligan (75)
Rating: 5.0 (2014-07-05)
I tried this rye neat and in (several) Manhattans. Great peppery flavor and unbelievably smooth, especially for being 100 proof. I am admittedly a novice to ryes but this was comparable to the Sazerac Antique. I did a 3:1 ratio with Dolans sweet vermouth and...man it will put hair on ones chest!
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Proof66 Staff Proof66 Staff (160)
Rating: 5.0 (2014-03-04)
Sometimes one finds a high proof spirit that has no business tasting like it does with that amount of ethanol in it. At 100 proof, Whistle Pig is still the softest, most feminine and approachable rye whiskey avaialable on the market. It's also limited in stock: when it's gone, it's gone. Get some and treasure it.
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