Launching FarmStock Rye Crop No. 002
By FBWorld Team
WhistlePig Rye Whiskey announces the release
of FarmStock Rye Crop No. 002, the second blend
of their limited edition annual FarmStock estate release that
originally debuted in 2017. It is the latest of WhistlePig's
products showing farm-based innovation and the next step in
achieving WhistlePig FarmStock's 100% Triple Terroir(tm) vision
- whiskey made from rye grown on their farm, proofed with water
from their well, and aged in Vermont oak barrels made from wood
harvested from their farm and the surrounding area.
Crop 002 begins with WhistlePig's two-year aged whiskey, made
from rye grown on the farm. The whiskey is aged in Vermont oak
barrels made from locally harvested trees that feature a truly
unique char and toast designed by Master Distiller Dave Pickerell.
The estate whiskey is then balanced with 6 and 10 year old Ryes
from their special reserves to marry the wildness of youth with
the richness of age. The final No. 002 blend increases FarmStock's
Triple Terroir expression by 12%, bringing it to 32% in total.
the original Rye Crop 001, our goal was simple: we wanted to
bring you a whiskey that showcased the quality of our young
distillate, while remaining balanced and finessed through the
careful selection of casks in the blending process," explains
Pete Lynch, Chief Blender at WhistlePig. "Now
with Crop 002, we took an even bigger approach, with the flavors
from two year old WhistlePig front and center. The whiskey drinks
like an old friend with an undeniable maturity."
Inclusion and transparency in the North American whiskey category,
the FarmStock Rye Crop 002 blend was crowdsourced from over
500 bartenders, influencers and consumers at blending events
taking place at the WhistlePig farm and across the United States
over the last 6 months.
boosting the percentage of WhistlePig two year old distillate
from 20% to 32%, as well as changing up the other component
whiskies in the blend, we're looking at a whiskey that drinks
even easier than 001 did. 002 takes well to ice and cocktails,
and hits you with a big burst of vanilla, citrus, and rye spice,"
says Master Distiller Dave Pickerell. "We
also get a beautiful balance with some of the fruitier and more
oak-like flavors from the more mature component whiskies."
Rye Crop No. 002 is composed of 32% two year aged Triple
Terroir(tm) whiskey made on the WhistlePig farm, 45% 6-year
aged whiskey from MGPI in Indiana, and 23% 10-year aged whiskey
from Alberta Distillers in Canada. Showing dedication to transparency,
the back label clearly outlines the three whiskey's involved
in the blend. This year's limited release is hand bottled at
86 proof, and the suggested retail price is $72.99.