WhistlePig 'Piggyback' 6-year Straight Rye Whiskey

$44.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)

A six year rye whiskey that packs a wallop of flavor in every sip. Dave Pickerell's legacy in the distilling business was cemented long before this, his last hurrah, but this is a whiskey that will forever be linked to the legendary distiller. 
Produced with the bartender in mind, this is perfect rye for your home cocktail making, but it's also a grand sipper! The nose unmistakably rye forward, shows notes of pumpernickel, cinnamon, cracked pepper laced with Valencia orange peel. The palate is a spice-laden ride straight through a field of rye with its flavors building on the nose with loads of cardamom, leather, baker's chocolate, all laced with a sweet wisp of brown sugar. The long, lithe finish shows more spice and a beautiful hint of green apple skin. This is an affordable rye with balance and grace that deserves a place on your bar!

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.

Varietal:
Rye Whiskey
Aging:
6 years
Appellation:
Vermont
Alcohol %:
48.28%
Distillery/Blender:
WhistlePig
Mashbill:
100% Rye
Proof:
96.56
SKU #:
1039994