23 Nov
Former Maker's Mark Master Distiller takes up residence in the VT

Sure they have maple syrup, some great ski resorts and one of the funnest small cities in America, but did you ever think you’d get a whiskey from Vermont? No you didn’t, but the WhistlePig Farm Distillery has arrived to show you the limit of your misconceptions. Under the careful watch of Master Distiller Dave Pickerell — who spent 14 years as the Master Distiller at Maker’s Mark — the Vermont-based distillery has launched a 100 proof whiskey made of rye grain, aptly titled WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey. Aged in new American oak barrels for a minimum of 10 years, each WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey is hand bottled in Vermont’s Champlain Valley at a former dairy farm in Shoreham, Vermont. On the nose, WhistlePig offers notes of allspice, ginger, nutmeg, clove, orange peel, and anise which are complemented by notes of charred oak, caramel, and a hint of honey. Pick up a bottle of Vermont’s latest epicurean offering for $70.

2 Responses to “WhistlePig: A Rye Whiskey From Vermont?”

  1. I appreciate facts about that. I wrote it off as merely another expense, but I am about to have a look at it just as before.

  2. KEvin says:

    “WhistlePig: A Rye Whiskey From Vermont?” IT IS NOT MADE IN VERMONT… just some rich twat trying too pass off imports under the Vermont name. This company is such a joke. Trying to take a name they did not earn.

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