There is a fun little story behind our newest single barrel private selection made with our favorite little Vermont Farm. This was scheduled to be finished in a premiere Bordeaux producers cask for three weeks... then the barrel was misplaced in the warehouse and next thing we knew it was 3.5 months later... and the resulting liquid is astonishing. Loads of rye spice welcome the initial nosing, followed by cascades of red and purple fruits - plums, dark cherries, and more. The palate has a welcome hint of tannin, touches of cocoa and a lacing of vanilla. It's a remarkable whiskey that we jumped at the chance to bring home for you. A finish that lends so much complexity to the final bottle this is truly one-of-a-kind. This barrel won't last long. Get yours before it's gone!
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.