WhistlePig began when we purchased our farm in 2007. After a few years of deep consideration and personal reflection we committed ourselves to crafting the world‚Äôs finest and most interesting Rye Whiskeys. With help from Master Distiller Dave Pickerell, we discovered and purchased an incredible stock of 10 year old blending Whiskey in Canada that was being profoundly misused. That initial stock, for which we are forever grateful, is what kicked off our grand adventure.
The first WhistlePig Whiskey aged in Vermont Estate Oak. In partnership with ISC, Master Distiller Dave Pickerell designed a custom char and toast for our unique VT Estate Casks, made from oak trees harvested right from our farm and the surrounding area. Vermont oak has tighter grains, or more growth rings per inch. Each ring is an opportunity to impart more flavor and depth in the whiskey. At 15 years old, this is some of the oldest Rye Whiskey in the world.