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WhistlePig unveils its rarest release

Vermont-based producer WhistlePig has bottled its annual limited edition farm-to-bottle whiskey series: FarmStock Beyond Bonded.

WhistlePig FarmStock
WhistlePig FarmStock is said to be the distiller’s rarest release

Described as the brand’s ‘most ambitious whiskey experiment’, the expressions in the WhistlePig FarmStock Beyond Bonded series have been bottled in bond, having been harvested and distilled at the WhistlePig farm and distillery in Shoreham, Vermont in one season.

“FarmStock Beyond Bonded is at the heart of our strongest commitments to the whiskey world,” said Meghan Ireland, chief blender at WhistlePig.

“First, to relentlessly experiment to push the boundaries of what’s possible. Beyond Bonded is our greatest experiment in that we can control every detail of the process here on the farm.

“Then, to turn that innovative spirit into whiskeys that are truly unique in quality and complexity. It started with rye, and we’re having a grand time doing the same with Bourbon, wheat and other whiskeys.”

For the first time, this year’s FarmStock Beyond Bonded release includes a straight wheat whiskey, straight rye whiskey and a straight Bourbon whiskey.

The three WhistlePig FarmStock Beyond Bonded expressions, all of which rest at 50% ABV, are the product of grains from the brand’s nine grain fields across 500 acres.

All have been distilled and proofed with the farm’s own well water, and aged in their own sustainably-harvested Vermont oak.

WhistlePig said the range is its rarest release with just 23 barrels produced, each of which has been bottled as a single barrel, and are fully traceable at every step of the grain-to-glass journey via a QR code located on each bottle.

The distillery produced 11 barrels of the rye, nine barrels of the Bourbon, and three barrels of wheat whiskey.

The straight wheat whiskey joins the line-up with a mash bill of 100% wheat from WhistlePig’s experimental crop fields, bringing a ‘softer style’ to the range.

WhistlePig has experimented with wheat whiskey within all of its annual ‘Stock’ limited editions.

HomeStock Whiskey, released in 2020, and this year’s SummerStock Whiskey, both include wheat whiskey blended with rye and other grains.

FarmStock Beyond Bonded marks WhistlePig’s first straight wheat whiskey, and is said to demonstrate WhistlePig’s continued expansion beyond rye as it takes its bold style and experimental approach to new categories.

As a nod to WhistlePig’s beginnings at Vermont farmers markets, this year’s release of FarmStock Beyond Bonded can only be found only in its home state until the end of summer.

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