WhistlePig was born in 2008. After spending his last dime on 500-plus magical acres in Shoreham, Vermont, Raj joined forces with Master Distiller Dave Pickerell (of Maker's Mark fame) to plot the long awaited return of rye whiskey to the States.
The two men got their hands on the best batch of aged rye in North America. A few months later, in February '09, they hatched a 5-year plan to transform WhistlePig Farm into the first ever single malt, one-stop rye shop, with all stages of the process located on site: from growing the grass, to distillation, to barrelling and ageing, to bottling. With the opening of our single-estate farm distillery in the summer of 2015, what was once a pig-headed dream will be a top-shelf reality. WhistlePig is proud to be the most awarded Rye Whiskey maker in the world.
On January 1, 2010, Raj & family cleared out an old barn, rolled up their flannel sleeves, and started bottling the exquisite rye.
The Pig was out of the pen!
A 100-proof, straight rye whiskey, aged for at least ten years through a unique double-barrel process. WhistlePig embodies the perfect combination of proof, purity, and age - hitting 'the sweet spot' in all three categories.
In short: more rye, all the proof, and the perfect age. WhistlePig was released in the summer of 2010 to great critical acclaim, earning 96 points from Wine Enthusiast, their highest rating ever for a rye whiskey.
WhistlePig have always dreamed of having a true farm-to-bottle whiskey. FarmStock, for us, is that journey. With each year, and each Rye Crop, we increase the percentage of the blend that is our Triple-TerroirTM whiskey, which means whiskey made from grain we grew on our farm, aged in barrels made from our land, and proofed with water from our own well. In time FarmStock will be 100% Triple-TerroirTM.
FarmStock Rye Crop 001
The debut of the world's first "Triple Terroir" whiskey made from Our Grain, Our Water, Our Wood. Rye Crop 001 marries the untamed contours and boldness of our estate whiskey, which only youth can provide, with the richness of our best five to six year ryes, topped off with the splendour of our 12 year whiskey. Limited Release: Rye Crop 001 of FarmStock was only available in 2017 and is limited by the size of WhistlePig's first harvest of rye grain which yielded about 100 barrels.
FarmStock Rye Crop 002
The 002 blend was crowdsourced from bartenders, influencers, and consumers across the United States. Rye Crop 002 is 32% Triple Terroir, it celebrates the youthful bounty of our 2 year old estate whiskey aged in Vermont oak, enveloped by our best six year and 10 year rye whiskey to produce a white pepper and oak spice upfront with a long finish highlighted by hints of butterscotch. Limited Release: Rye Crop 002 of FarmStock was only available in 2018 and is limited by the size of WhistlePig's first harvest of rye grain which yielded about 150 barrels.
Master Distiller Dave Pickerell began a unique experiment after studying the best techniques of the Old World - particularly Scotch Whiskies - pairing bonds of 12 year old rye with premium European oak casks - Madeira, Sauternes and Port. After a series of single finish releases in very limited quantities, the 12 Year Old World is the product of a carefully selected marriage of the three. 30% Sauternes, 63% Madeira, 7% Port.
2015 Double Gold Award, Best Rye, San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
The Boss Hog Series: The name says it all. This is our biggest, most profound Whiskey for the Boss Hog in all of us. We commit 5 promises to each edition of The Boss Hog: single barrel, bottled at barrel proof, powerfully complex, distinctly unique from anything we have ever done, and stupendous.
The is Vth Edition, The Spirit Of Mauve, is a celebration of Mauve, one of our founding celebrity pigs. Mauve's lover, Mortimer, was tragically killed defending her honor in 2014, and was memorialized in The Boss Hog, IInd Edition, The Spirit Of Mortimer. Mauve heroically persevered for the sake of their son, Mortimer Jr, but sadly joined Mortimer in heaven this Valentines Day. The pain of a broken heart can prove too much for even the strongest of pigs. The Spirit Of Mauve is a 13 Year Straight Rye Whiskey finished in Calvados Casks in honor of Mauves undying love of apples. The result is extraordinary. A fine balance between American power and French sophistication. There's nothing else like it. Maple Syrup and Pears dominate on the palate, balanced by Dark Chocolate and a lasting French Oak Spice.
The newest release from the WhistlePig Farm; 15 year old, 100% rye, finished in Vermont Oak casks made from trees on the farm. The harsh winters and short growing seasons of the Green Mountains bestow a tighter grain pattern upon these trees, imparting nuanced flavours into the whiskey. After being milled, seasoned, and raised by some of the best coopers in America, the new barrel receives a long toast and heavy char designed to draw out a rich sweetness that complements the natural spice of aged rye. The final product mingles rye spice with wood sugar, earthy oakiness and lush citrus notes, all wrapped in a velvet smoothness unique to the finest aged spirits.