About WhistlePig FarmStock Rye Crop No. 001
WhistlePig is one of the only American whiskey businesses to conduct every step of product on site, from the harvesting of the rye fields to the distilling, barreling aging, and bottling. They operate on a sustainable closed loop system, growing their own rye (which needs very little fertilization and the residual gets recycled for pig feed) on their own farm. They even source their own oak tree logs for their barrels from the premises. WhistlePig is the ultimate grain-to-glass operation, which allows meticulous attention to detail every step of the whiskey making process
WhistlePig aims to restore America’s original spirit as the signature drink of the nation. Vermont happens to be home to rye production since colonial days. And one of the many goals of the distillery is to ultimately produce a Vermont Estate whiskey.
Their Crop No. 001 expression is a marriage of untamed contours and bold flavors of their youthful Estate Whiskey, with the rich flavors of their best five to six year ryes. The blend is topped off with their 12 Year “Old World” whiskey. With notes of oak, vanilla baking spices, and citrus, WhistlePig FarmStock Rye Crop No. 001 is quite a step in the visionary farm-to-bottle whiskey industry in the U.S.
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Founded in 2008, WhistlePig is now the most awarded rye whiskey maker in the world. Their remote 500-acre hard-working farm in bucolic Shoreham, Vermont, is the perfect place to perfect their experiments with blending and finishing, ultimately leading to a portfolio of deeply complex rye whiskeys. In 2017 WhistlePig was awarded the coveted "Best In Show Whiskey" title from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Until his passing in 2018 the WhistlePig farm had been home to the founding father of craft whiskey, Master Distiller Dave Pickerell.
Their vision is to respect tradition and embrace progress, protecting what makes rye whiskey great, and at the same time innovating to make it better. After years of devotion to patient aging and innovative blending, WhistlePig has turned their attention to experimenting with grain, namely the practice of malting rye. Before industrial catalysts were introduced to increase efficiency, farmer distillers would malt a small portion of their rye harvest in order to access the grain's starch content and set off the fermentation process.
As American as the bald eagle, rye whiskey was first brewed in the American Northeast in the 1600s. Even George Washington distilled it after leaving the Oval Office, so there’s no way of denying its origin.
It’s distinguished from bourbon for its original and unique spicy notes.
By law, rye whiskey must be made from at least 51% rye grain, aged in new and charred oak barrels for at least two years, and bottled at no more than 62,5% ABV.
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