WhistlePig 12 year old Old World, 43%

Price: $150 Issue: Fall 2021 Reviewer: Jeffery Lindenmuth

This rye flaunts some obvious age through the wood and varnish notes on its nose; earthy and lean, with ample oak, like opening an old wooden dresser drawer to find a spent sachet hinting of dried flowers and cardamom. The palate offers gentle sweetness, nougat-like, but is driven mostly by toasted pecan and walnuts, with dark chocolate-covered almonds on the finish.