Oak Rye is for the true connoisseur of Rye. It takes its name from our Vermont Estate Oak, where it finishes its long, 15 year life.
Sustainably harvested right off our 500-acre farm, the wood has more rings than the standard American oak used in whiskey barrels, imparting more flavor during maturation. Custom toast and char profiles takes the flavor even further, just like a perfectly toasted marshmallow. Hitting the bottle at 92-proof, the liquid is assertive and wise beyond its 15 year age statement, and boasts a score of 97 points from Wine Enthusiast. A pure expression of Vermont's finest, our favorite way to enjoy WhistlePig 15 is fireside on a crisp evening with a perfectly toasted marshmallow.
Tasting Notes: The nose is deep and rich, dominated by caramel, vanilla, and oak with hints of allspice and burnt orange. On the palate, warm, rich, and slightly creamy. Loads of butterscotch and baking spice with leather and a hint of tobacco. The finish is ultra long and rich, warm, and inviting.
This remarkably complex sipper leads with caramel and vanilla, then reverberates with rounded dried fruit, sherry and almond, fading into a long, gentle baking spice finish. Made with 100% rye sourced from Canada, this is finished in barrels made from Vermont oak and bottled in Vermont.