The World’s Most Awarded Rye Whiskey

July 28, 2022

The World's Most Awarded Rye Whiskey.

WhistlePig is the world’s most awarded Rye Whiskey and for good reason.  We took an unloved grain, falling out of favor post-Prohibition, and added a dedicated band of Rye enthusiasts to bring it back to life.  With a clear vision to reinvent Rye Whiskey, we went off the grid, to build whiskey our own way in Shoreham, Vermont, USA.

This is whiskey for a new age.  Legendary distiller Dave Pickerell created his dream playground for experimental whiskey, then left it to the youngest, most restless and rebellious team in the industry. We’ll never stop fighting the good fight for Rye, breaking down boundaries in American whiskey, and drinking our mistakes along the way.

We’re here to create amazing whiskey and if we win a few awards along the way, we’ll gladly accept.

WhistlePig PiggyBack Rye Whiskey is a Rye aged no less than six years, carrying a strength of precisely 96.56 proof. A sturdy thread of cinnamon and citrus binds it all together.

93 Points from Wine Enthusiast - View Article

Top 100 Spirits 2019 from Wine Enthusiast

Double Gold from San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Our Small Batch Rye Aged 10 Years embodies the spirit of revolution.  Ingenuity, innovation and a fearless pursuit of flavor led us to the discovery of an aged Rye Whiskey stock in the Great White North. We rescued it from a hapless fate, aging it anew in virgin American Oak, before hand-bottling it on its own, in all its glory.  This is the one that started it all and remains one of the highest rated Rye Whiskeys of all time.

96 Points from Wine Enthusiast - View Article

WhistlePig’s Old World Rye Aged 12 Years is an 86-proof 12-year-old Rye Whiskey that is the greater sum of three finishes, each with their own distinctive flavor profiles.  An orchestra of flavor to dazzle the senses.

Double Gold from San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Best of Class Platinum Award from Sip Awards

The Estate Oak Rye Aged 15 Years is one of our oldest whiskeys ever bottled is also the first WhistlePig product finished in Vermont Estate Oak.   Harvested right off our farm the wood has more rings than the standard American oak used in whiskey barrels. That gives it more opportunity to impart deeper flavors during maturation.  We’re clearly not the only ones enamored by this pure expression of Green Mountain goodness.

97 Points from Wine Enthusiast

Top 100 Spirits 2016 from Wine Enthusiast

WhistlePig FarmStock Rye is our quintessential Triple Terroir Whiskey™ – created with our Rye grain, distilled and proofed with our water, and aged in our custom Vermont Estate Oak barrels.

93 Points from Wine Enthusiast

Top 100 Spirits 2020 from Wine Enthusiast

The Boss Hog embodies our enduring quest to create the finest and most interesting Rye Whiskey – a pursuit that carries us to the very edges of the earth.

Inspired by the first recorded circumnavigation of the globe, The Boss Hog VII: Magellan’s Atlantic is a Straight Rye Whiskey with an uncharted cask journey that stretches across continents.

Best Rye Whiskey 2021 from San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Double Gold from San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Platinum Award from Sip Awards

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