Wednesday, May 04, 2016


WhistlePig has announced the launch of a 15 Year Old rye whiskey, marking the next step in the company’s vision of becoming a farm- to-bottle producer.

WhistlePig 15 Year Old (46% ABV) has been made from a mash of 100% rye and aged in three separate whiskey barrels; charred new American oak, second fill bourbon barrels and then finished for six months in custom charred Vermont white oak casks.

WhistlePig 15 Year Old

To fully accentuate the unique flavour profile of the oak, WhistlePig developed a Custom-Charring Initiative for the 15 Year Old. The barrels receive a long toast and heavy char designed to draw out a rich sweetness that complements the natural spice of aged rye.

WhistlePig 15 Year Old is the company’s first release to be aged in barrels constructed from oak grown on its farm in Shoreham, Vermont.

Founded by Raj Peter Bhakta with the help of legendary Master Distiller Dave Pickerell, WhistlePig has become one of the few whiskey companies to house every aspect of the whiskey production process in one place, from harvesting the rye fields to distillation, barrelling, aging and bottling. 

Commenting on the launch, Raj Peter Bhakta, Founder and CEO of WhistlePig, said: “Since day one, our vision was to create a fully farm-to-bottle operation, and with the release of the 15 Year, the public can now enjoy a top-notch whiskey aged in barrels made from wood right here on our farm. Tight is better than fat, and old is better than young. In a whiskey at least.”

WhistlePig 15 Year Old, is a highly limited release and will be available in select markets.

Posted by Steve Rush