WhistlePig FarmStock Rye Crop No. 002
WhistlePig // Multiple Countries
Available beginning May 2018, Crop No. 002 is the second release in the FarmStock estate release. Each year, it will include a growing percentage of their own "Triple Terroir™ whiskey" utilizing rye grain, water, and oak locally sourced from their grain-to-glass Vermont farm distillery. For Crop No. 002, that straight rye whiskey comprises 32% of the blend up from 20% in the first batch. The remainder includes a 6 year-old rye distilled in Indiana (MGP) which is 45% of the blend and a 10 year-old rye distilled in Canada (Alberta Distillers) which is 23% of the blend. The three whiskeys in the blend are clearly presented on the back of the bottle in the spirit of transparency. Bottled at 43% ABV.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask TypeVermont oak & American oak, all char #3
"The older portions of rye act a bit like makeup. Delicate vanilla, fruit leathers, bananas foster, and bubble gum make for a strange bouquet. Although the palate shows a little more maturity with dry spices and clarified butter, its younger side rears its head with bitter grains and herbs. It seems difficult to keep these whiskeys in step with each other."