The Vermont based WhistlePig distillery opened in the beginning of October 2015. Founded by a band of dedicated Rye enthusiasts, the distillery is also a significant landmark for Dave Pickerell, Maker’s Mark former Master Distiller. WhistlePig will move from sourcing their rye Whiskey elsewhere, to producing their own, through their state-of-the-art custom built tall copper still named “The Mortimer.” The still was designed by Pickerell, and constructed by Kentucky-based distillery equipment supplier, Vendome Copper.
WhistlePig is one of the only American whiskey businesses to conduct every step of product onsite, from the harvesting of the rye fields, to the distilling, barreling aging and bottling. They operate on a sustainable closed loop system, growing its own rye (which needs very little fertilization, and the residual gets recycled for pig feed) on its 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.
Pick up a bottle of this special grain-to-glass whiskey today!