WhistlePig Whiskey is going the bottled-in-bond route, and a little beyond, as their new craft whiskey is bottled at 100.1 proof, a dab beyond the standard.
The Vermont distiller recently introduced FarmStock Beyond Bonded Rye and FarmStock Beyond Bonded Bourbon.
WhistlePig’s whiskey is locally sourced, distilled and proofed with the farm’s well water, and aged in sustainably-harvested Vermont oak. The new FarmStock Beyond Bonded Single Barrel Rye and Bourbon are limited, however, with just 47 barrels of stock.
And each of those barrels is a unique expression of the WhistlePig farm, differing in grain recipe, soil chemistry and fermentation days.
The new Beyond Bonded is 100-percent WhistlePig farm-to-bottle whiskey with an inaugural crop from two new fields, and 15 of the barrels are aged for more than 5 years.
WhistlePig consumers will be able to trace the grain-to-glass story of a Beyond Bonded bottle, seeing 30 facts about each barrel available through a QR code on the bottles, with information on farm field, soil chemistry, still and distillation strength, warehouse location, and bottling team.
In addition to laying down rye whiskey, this is WhistlePig’s subtle expansion into the world of bourbon, with 12 FarmStock Beyond Bonded Bourbon barrels for 2022.
A statement from the distiller notes that each spring, WhistlePig will release a limited number of FarmStock Beyond Bonded barrels.
This year’s WhistlePig Farmstock Beyond Bonded consists of two types of whiskey, FarmStock Beyond Bonded Rye made from 100% Remington Rye, and FarmStock Beyond Bonded Bourbon made from a high rye bourbon mash of 51% Dent corn, 49% Remington and Rifle Rye.
Every single FarmStock Beyond Bonded barrel in this year’s release is aged in Vermont estate oak for at least four years, and up to five years, two months, two weeks and two days.
The new FarmStock Beyond Bonded Rye and Bourbon are available for purchase at select retailers in AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, LA, MA, MD, MO, NJ, NV, NY, SC, TN, TX, WA, WI and VT for $99.99 per 750ml bottle.
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