WhistlePig Double Malt Rye is Whistlepig's oldest Rye, patiently mellowed for 18 years. Before industrial distillation, America’s original farmers would malt a small portion of their grain to start fermentation, the essential step that turns water and rye into glorious whiskey. As a nod to the farmers, Double Malt Rye is crafted from a mash bill of Rye, Malted Rye and Malted Barley. History aside, these grains unite in a show-stopping Rye Whiskey that stretches far and wide across the flavor spectrum. Its base of 79% Rye delivers bold, peppery spice, while 15% Malted Rye adds soft, floral and earthy character. A final 6% of malted barley brings rich, sweet, toasted notes.
NOSE: Sweet and aromatic, with toasted almonds, caramel and subtle, smoked maple.
PALATE: A rush of warmth, melting into barely sweet, grassy, spice with a lingering soft honey note.
FINISH: Lengthy and lingering dried fruit.