Crafted by Vermont's farm distillery, WhistlePig, this straight rye whiskey is the fifth release in a limited edition dedicated to the distillery's pet pig, Mauve. This expression is matured for 13 years and finished in Calvados casks in tribute to Mauve's love of apples. Bottled at 57.9% abv this rye whiskey is hand-bottled at the farm.
The nose has mulled cider and cardamom, with caramel, vanilla and a touch of pipe tobacco. The palate has sweet maple syrup, dark chocolate and French oak spice, before a spicy finish with notes of charred oak, caramel and maple syrup.