We snatched up the last few bottles of this we could find. Prior to releasing the Old World Finish Marriage bottling (12 year old Rye finished in Madeira, Sauternes, and Port casks), the distillery released a small amount of each finish on its own. Soft, sweet Sauternes-like aromas and character on the palate, this is extremely expressive and is unlike any Rye we have tried before. A velvety texture that manages to allow the classic Rye-spice to shine through. Be sure to snag this before it is long gone. We'll never see it again!
Whistle Pig represents everything we're looking for in a great whiskey; rarity, pedigree, and a great story. Located on one of the oldest farms in Vermont dating back to the early 19th-Century, this 500-acre property was once a thriving epicenter for grist and lumber. The farm remained in operation until 2006, when it was purchased by founder Raj Peter Bhakta and transformed into a rye farm and distillery. Bhakta's plan was to create a single estate rye whiskey that would stand as a model for fully sustainable agriculture in the US. A lofty goal that would require the help Master Distiller Dave Pickerell, who after a long career with Maker's Mark wanted to create his magnum opus. This combination of passion, experience, and just the right amount of insanity proved the perfect combination for driving success.