WhistlePig Beyond Bourbon (750ml)
WhistlePig Beyond Bourbon
The WhistlePig Beyond Bourbon is a high rye bourbon made with dent corn and two varieties of rye grown on the 500-acre WhistlePig farm. Dent corn, named so because of the dimples in the kernels, has a high soft starch content capable of yielding lots of ethanol. The Remington and Rifle strains of rye are winter varieties that can withstand the cold Vermont climate.
COUNTRY: United States
SPIRITS TYPE: Bourbon
SPIRITS STYLE: Small Batch Bourbon
Appearance: Coppery amber.
Nose: Acetone with lemon verbena first greets the nostrils. I can really smell the grain, but it mostly smells sweet like Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Once opened up a little more, the whiskey begins to soften.
Palate: It burns at first like nail polish remover, but past that, lemon and orange peel bring the flavor. The whiskey has a mellow sweetness compared to other bourbons, but it tastes like demerara or brown sugar. Overall, the WhistlePig FarmStock Beyond Bonded Bourbon reminds me of porridge with cinnamon and nutmeg.