12 years old
Nose: A combination of red fruits reminiscent of a homemade jam. Bright rye spice, maple syrup, subtle char, and a nice herbal undertone.
Taste: Complex and flavorful. White Zinfandel entry which moves into pepper spice, roasted grains, and a subtle cotton candy.
Finish: Extremely smooth with rye spice, oak, and a lingering fruitiness.
Conclusion: There is a lot of complexity with Whistle Pig Old World. The red fruits and rye spice make for a sweet/spicy whiskey that is uniquely balanced. That being said, you guys know how I feel about whiskey finished in wine barrels, and at $130 a bottle, this isn't something I can justify pulling the trigger on.