We jumped at the chance to grab a barrel of this great stuff for ourselves! We tasted through more than a dozen selections and Barrel #100 leaped ahead of the pack. Rich, deep rye spices and just the right kiss of oak greet your senses. Hints of vanilla, almond and grain that develop through the palate and finish will make you squeal with delight. This is as exciting a glass of whiskey as we've had all year.
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.