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Whistlepig Piggyback Rye

$35.99

Size
750ml, bottle

WhistlePig Piggyback Rye is a bold and spicy rye whiskey made with 100% rye grain. Aged for 6 years in oak barrels, it delivers a powerful flavor profile that's perfect for cocktails or enjoying neat on the rocks.

Description

Nose

The initial aroma hits you with a wave of rye spice – think fresh cinnamon, black peppercorn, and a hint of earthiness like tobacco leaf.  Subtle citrus notes of tangerine and grapefruit zest add a touch of brightness. Deeper sniffs might reveal hints of vanilla and honey peeking through the rye.

Palate

The spice continues on the tongue, but it’s joined by a surprising sweetness. Imagine brown sugar and butterscotch mingling with the rye pepper and clove. Hints of oak and leather add depth and complexity, while a touch of fruitiness (think raspberry candy) provides a playful element.

Finish

The finish is where the contrasting flavors truly come together. The spice lingers pleasantly, but it’s balanced by the sweetness of vanilla and hints of citrus. A touch of dryness from the oak ensures it’s not cloying, leaving you wanting another sip.

Overall

WhistlePig Piggyback Rye is a rye whiskey that walks the line between bold and approachable.  Rye lovers will appreciate the assertive spice, while the underlying sweetness makes it enjoyable for those who might find other ryes too harsh.

 

Additional information

Product Type

Whiskey

Style

Rye

abv

48.28%

Country

United States

Region

Vermont

Brand

WhistlePig

Size

750ml, bottle

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Tasting Notes

Nose

Nose

Fresh cinnamon, black peppercorn, a hint of tangerine and grapefruit zest

Palate

Palate

Powerfully spicy, with cocoa, cardamom and cured leather flavors

Finish

Finish

Wonderfully lengthy, with baking spices, vanilla and hints of citrus