Unveiled in mid-2015, the WhistlePig Old World is an exciting 12 year old straight rye whiskey which has been finished in a selection of wine casks - 63% Madeira, 30% Sauternes and 7% Port. It's inspired by the techniques of the 'old world', with a particular reverence for Scotch whisky...
Nose: Sponge cake topped with buttercream icing, chocolate chip cookies, a whiff of savoury oak.
Palate: Red berry sweetness jumps out right away - raspberry, raisin and cherry notes. Drying cinnamon and nutmeg, joined by a hint of anise.
Finish: Honeyed cereal, white wine, mint leaf, dark chocolate.
-- Masters of Malt