WhistlePig Farmstock Rye Crop 002, 43%

Price: $73 Issue: Fall 2018 Reviewer: David Fleming

Whistle Pig raised the share of its own 2 year old rye from 20 percent to 32 percent in this second Farmstock release, balancing it against 6 and 10 year old sourced ryes, like in the 001 release. Fresh oak mixes with vanilla, orange peel, and pepper on the nose, leading to a palate of vanilla and butterscotch. Citrus emerges with water. Pepper notes return on the finish, along with chocolate and caramel. There's youthfulness here, but also potential.