WhistlePig Donates $100,100 to Farm Aid From Whiskey Auction

WhistlePig Whiskey has made a $100,100 donation to Farm Aid, a non-profit organization that promotes and works to build a family farm system of agriculture that benefits farmers, eaters, communities, and soil and water.

The distillery was able to gain the money from auctioning off the first-ever barrel of 100% grain-to-glass whiskey from the WhistlePig Farm, FarmStock Beyond Bonded, at Dana Mecum’s 34th Original Spring Classic in Indianapolis. The winning bid came in at $39,000.00. To round off the donation to Farm Aid, WhistlePig has kicked in an additional $61,100.00 to aptly match the proof of the whiskey, 100.1.

The winner will receive two hundred 750ml hand-bottled units of FarmStock Beyond Bonded, as well as the empty Barrel No. 0001 and a grain-to-glass experience at the WhistlePig Farm & Distillery in Shoreham, Vermont. The straight rye whiskey is crafted from 100% Remington Rye harvested at WhistlePig, distilled and proofed with local water, and aged in Vermont Estate Oak casks for 4 years, 8 months and 14 days, before being bottled at 100.1 proof.

WhistlePig's FarmStock ‘Beyond Bonded’ Whiskey Barrel

WhistlePig’s FarmStock ‘Beyond Bonded’ Whiskey Barrel (image via WhistlePig)

With 40 barrels making up the Beyond Bonded Rye Whiskey collection, whiskey fans will be able to find their own bottle of Beyond Bonded Rye at select premium liquor stores and online retailers soon. While bottles will be sold at premium retailers, bars and restaurants across the US, the inaugural barrel auction at Mecum is said have been the one and only opportunity to acquire a full barrel of the whiskey.

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