The wine has marvellous sents of caramel, vanilla, and winter fruits but on the palate, delicious notes of rye spice, apricots, plums, raisins, dates, and honey. WhistlePig’s vanguard of finishing lies within their Old World Rye, Aged 12 Years. A Rye styled by Old World sensibilities at 86-proof. This whiskey is the marriage of three finishes, each with their own distinctive flavor profiles. After maturing for 12 years in New American Oak, the spirit is divvied into one of three barrels –Madeira (63%), Sauternes (30%) and Port (7%).