WhistlePig Debuts A Bourbon Variant Of Its PiggyBack Whiskey

| September 26, 2022

Rye whiskey specialist WhistlePig touts its PiggyBack Rye Whiskey as being popular among both home and professional bartenders as an easy to use whiskey for making cocktails with. Taking this mindset into another whiskey style, the brand recently debuted WhistlePig PiggyBack 100 Proof Bourbon Whiskey.

WhistlePig PiggyBack 100 Proof Bourbon Whiskey, according to those behind it, is a 100 proof expression that starts with a super-high corn mash bill that “maintains a dash of Rye as a nod to WhistlePig’s roots.” It is six years of age, having matured in char #3 barrels.

“There is no shortage of bourbon whiskeys on the market, and to be true to WhistlePig, we had to stand out by offering our fans more,” said Meghan Ireland, Whiskey Blender, in a prepared statement. “Just like our Rye, PiggyBack 100 Proof Bourbon offers bigger age, higher proof, and a bolder grain profile than most traditional American whiskeys.

WhistlePig PiggyBack 100 Proof Bourbon Whiskey

Rye whiskey specialist WhistlePig touts its PiggyBack Rye Whiskey as being popular among both home and professional bartenders as an easy to use whiskey for making cocktails with. Taking this mindset into another whiskey style, the brand recently debuted WhistlePig PiggyBack 100 Proof Bourbon Whiskey. (image via WhistlePig)

“We are proud to push each part of the whiskey making process to the limit in the name of quality and taste that stands ahead of the pack.”

The WhistlePig PiggyBack 100 Proof Bourbon Whiskey will be available in 15 select markets nationwide this year, including Texas, Florida, Georgia, California and more, as well as online at shop.whistlepigwhiskey.com, for around $50 per 750 ml bottle. Official tasting notes are below.

  • NOSE: Caramel corn partnered with oak notes
  • PALATE: Maple and vanilla with a creamy mouth feel
  • FINISH: Herbal tea with a hint of honey
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