WhistlePig RoadStock Rye Whiskey is the world’s first ever finished-on-the-road whiskey, created in collaboration with Jordan Winery and Firestone Walker Brewing Company.
WhistlePig commissioned a rolling rickhouse to carry Jordan Winery Bordeaux blend casks and virgin oak barrels containing rye whisky on a 6,000 mile round trip from their farm in Shoreham, VT to Firestone Walker Brewing Company in Paso Robles, CA and back. Upon arriving at Firestone Walker in California, the balance of the whiskey was transferred into Firestone’s Imperial Stout, Imperial Blonde Ale, and Experimental Ale craft beer barrels to finish on the journey back to Vermont.
This totally off-the-wall whiskey is a firebrand with notes of red berry fruit, maple syrup and marmalade. With brown sugar, and stewed fruit on the palate, there is a backend spice that will keep you engaged from start to finish.
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.