WhistlePig PiggyBack Rye
  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Region Vermont
  • Distillery WhistlePig
  • Age 6 Year Old
  • Style Rye Whiskey
  • Alcohol 48.28%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • spicy
  • cinnamon
  • vanilla
  • cardamom
  • leather
  • tangerine
  • zesty
  • cocoa
  • grapefruit

WhistlePig

PiggyBack Rye (0.75l, 48.28%)
Price $42.99

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Character Goatson

Glorious cocktail-making Rye Whiskey.
 
WhistlePig is shorthand for innovation, pushing forward and upgrading. It’s also an awesome name and a fun image to have in one’s mind. The story started in 2007 when the founding crew bought a farm in Vermont. They teamed up with Master Distiller Dave Pickerell and discovered a stock of a decade-old Canadian Whisky. They finished and bottled it at the farm and wrote the first chapter in their Whiskey-making tale. WhistlePig’s principle is taking old school approaches, adapting them to new ways, and looking for the best methods to create booze. Surrounded by goats, sheep, horses, bees, and yes, pigs, wonderful expressions emerge from the farm. Their most famous one, the 10-Year-Old even appeared in Breaking Bad.
 
This release was born during the summer of 2018 when Master Distiller Dave returned to the farm with a wild dream: create the best aged Rye Whiskey that’s also perfect for your Rye cocktail. It’s 100% Rye with an intense spicy profile. WhistlePig PiggyBack Rye spent six years in oak barrels and became a complex and smooth delight. Go for the Don Draper classic with an Old-fashioned or make a strong New Orleanian Vieux Carré. PiggyBack will be outstanding in any concoction.

  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Region Vermont
  • Distillery WhistlePig
  • Age 6 Year Old
  • Style Rye Whiskey
  • Alcohol 48.28%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Amber
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Fresh cinnamon, black peppercorn and a hint of tangerine and grapefruit zest.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Immensely spicy with hints of cocoa, cardamom and cured leather.
 
Finish
Powerful and long finish with notes of vanilla, citrus and baking spices.
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  • spicy
  • cinnamon
  • vanilla
  • cardamom
  • leather
  • tangerine
  • zesty
  • cocoa
  • grapefruit
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
George Washington famously loved his Rye Whiskey. In fact, after he served as the first president of the United States, he returned to his farm at Mount Vernon and started a small Rye distillery of his own.
What the heck is a “whistle pig” anyway? Even though the label for Whistle Pig Rye is adorned with the sketch of a tuxedo-clad hog, “whistlepig,” groundhog, and woodchuck all refer to the same animal.
Rye - think of it as Bourbon's edgier cousin. It’s known for what many call a spicy or fruity flavor. Rye (distilled from at least 51% Rye) is not on the sweet side and tends to have a spicier body. That’s why the character of a cocktail made from Rye, instead of Bourbon, is drier.
Rye sparked the first revolution after the American Independence. It was called the Whiskey Rebellion, and it arose when the government tried to tax Whiskey and enforce the taxation on distillers. The lesson here? Don't mess with a Whiskey drinker's dram.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
George Washington famously loved his Rye Whiskey. In fact, after he served as the first president of the United States, he returned to his farm at Mount Vernon and started a small Rye distillery of his own.
What the heck is a “whistle pig” anyway? Even though the label for Whistle Pig Rye is adorned with the sketch of a tuxedo-clad hog, “whistlepig,” groundhog, and woodchuck all refer to the same animal.
Rye - think of it as Bourbon's edgier cousin. It’s known for what many call a spicy or fruity flavor. Rye (distilled from at least 51% Rye) is not on the sweet side and tends to have a spicier body. That’s why the character of a cocktail made from Rye, instead of Bourbon, is drier.
Rye sparked the first revolution after the American Independence. It was called the Whiskey Rebellion, and it arose when the government tried to tax Whiskey and enforce the taxation on distillers. The lesson here? Don't mess with a Whiskey drinker's dram.
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