WhistlePig’s vanguard of finishing lies within our Old World Rye, Aged 12 Years. A Rye styled by Old World sensibilities at 86-proof. This whiskey is the marriage of three finishes, each with their own distinctive flavor profiles. After maturing for 12 years in New American Oak, the spirit is divvied into one of three barrels –Madeira (63%), Sauternes (30%) and Port (7%). Finished to perfection and blended into a symphony of flavor. It started as a grand experiment and ended as the first Rye whiskey of its kind, giving you Rye in all its glory.. and then some. Just like a fine wine, our Old World Rye’s rich fruit and spice notes are great with an epic meal.
OUR VISION RESPECT TRADITION. EMBRACE PROGRESS. There’s a lot to learn from the past. But we believe the best era for Whiskey is in front of us. We are constantly pushing ourselves to try new things and to unlock the potential of Rye Whiskey. We protect what makes Rye Whiskey great, toss out the rest, and then innovate to make it better.
OUR START THE CHANCE DISCOVERY 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’s 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.
OUR PROCESS ALWAYS IMPROVE With every step of the Whiskey making process we ask ourselves 3 questions:
“How was this done in the past?” “Have we learned anything since then that can make this better?” “Is there another way to do this that’s worth exploring?” More often than not the answer is there’s always something worth exploring. We know the path forward isn’t always a straight line. So we push ourselves to innovate and we’re reassured by our mistakes. They’re what keep us great.
NOSECaramel, vanilla, and winter fruitPALATERye spice, apricots, plums, raisins, dates, and honeyFINISHDark chocolate, winter fruit, caramel, and vanilla
Created by Melissa Filgerleski. Stir and then strain in to a coup glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.