WhistlePig creates 21-year-old whiskeyBy Alice Brooker
Vermont-based distillery WhistlePig has launched a 21-year-old whiskey, called The Béhôlden.
Eighteen barrels were produced of the limited edition whiskey, which retails for US$799.99 per 750ml bottle.
It was aged for 21 years in American oak ex-Bourbon barrels, and given a four-week-long finish in WhistlePig rye barrels.
Clocking in at 46% ABV, the liquid was produced from 100% malted barley, and is said to deliver maple spice, smoky and dried fruit notes.
The brand recently unveiled a limited edition porcine decanter containing its 10-year-old Piggybank Rye, designed to be sipped ‘from the rear’.
The bottling featured on SB’s top 10 spirits launches in December 2022.
Last year, WhistlePig also shook up its team: in September, the producer appointed Sarah Long as its new chief marketing officer, and Duffey Sida as its chief sales officer. In October, ex-Brown-Forman employee Matt Uden was named as its UK brand ambassador.
WhistlePig is also a partner of alcohol e-commerce platform Speakeasy, which recently raised US$6.8 million worth of investment to pursue its next phase of growth. The funds were raised during the company’s third seed round. Following two funding rounds in 2020 and 2021, the platform has raised a total of US$9.8m to date.
In more whiskey-related news, Waterford Distillery recently launched Cuvée: Argot, a single malt Irish whiskey created with barley harvested from individual farms to highlight the liquid’s terroir.