Whistlepig 100% Rye Whiskey, 10 Years old. 100 Proof - $65
Smell - Very nutty quality to the aroma. Oddly I cannot really smell much rye, which I was expecting as this is 100% rye.
Taste - Nutty, nutty, nutty. Spicy almonds, maybe pistachio. More like an almond had sex with a pistachio and created this mutant offspring. Nice licorice flavors and spicy rye. De-fuckin'-licious!
Finish - The spice stays on the tongue for a good two minutes at least, as do the nutty flavors.
Score - 91
Only 1000 cases produced, so good luck finding a bottle. I'm sure there are a few out there. If you live in SoCal check Hi Times Wine Cellar in Costa Mesa.
Worth a splurge for it's uniqueness.