Tonight we imbibe upon the latest release from @whistlepigwhiskey, the 15 year. In a recent blind tasting, this had an incredible showing that beat out the new Bookers Rye and the Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye. Besides having an incredibly cool bottle with one of the coolest cork toppers I’ve seen, this is a great pour. The nose is delicate and floral with a hint of herbal fragrance. However, the palate packs a heathy dose of Rye and mint. I really enjoyed this whiskey but I have an issue: at retail this is $189. This is certainly a finely crafted whiskey and one of the best ryes on the market, but for nearly $200 I would expect something a little higher proof than 92. I would still say it’s worth the buy and would encourage you to buy a dram from your local whiskey haunt.
*Originally written for Barrels & Drams