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Founded in 2008, WhistlePig is now the most awarded Rye Whiskey maker in the world. Their remote 500-acre hard-working farm in bucolic Shoreham, Vermont, is the perfect place to perfect their experiments with blending and finishing, ultimately leading to a portfolio of deeply complex Rye Whiskeys. In 2017 WhistlePig was awarded with the coveted ‘Best In Show Whiskey’ title from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Their vision is to respect tradition and embrace progress. FarmStock Rye embodies their boundless journey toward this vision - protecting what makes Rye Whiskey great, then innovating to make it better. Their Triple Terroir Whiskeys begin with Rye grain from their Estate, distilled and proofed in their Barn with water from their well, and aged in custom Vermont White Oak barrels crafted from the trees surrounding the distillery.

Their Crop No. 001 expression is a marriage of untamed contours and bold flavors of their youthful Estate Whiskey, with the rich flavors of their best five to six year ryes. The blend is topped off with their 12 Year “Old World” whiskey. With notes of oak, vanilla baking spices and citrus, WhistlePig FarmStock Rye Crop No. 001 is quite a step in the visionary farm-to-bottle whiskey industry in the U.S. FarmStock Rye Crop 001 was the first of their Triple Terroir Whiskeys - a historic step in realizing our vision of creating a true farm-to-bottle whiskey. It is the manifestation of the dream that launched the company: to produce the finest whiskey in the world from our Vermont farm.

Rye Crop No. 002 marries the untamed contours and boldness of their estate whiskey, which only youth can provide, with the richness of their best six year rye, topped off with the splendor of their 10 year whiskey.

FarmStock Rye Crop 003 is the third release of their annual Triple Terroir Whiskey - created from our rye grain, distilled and proofed with their own water, and aged in their custom Vermont White Oak. This year’s release is a historical step for WhistlePig, the first ever majority WhistlePig Whiskey. Comprised of 52% of our 3-year-old Rye Whiskey, blended with 31% 6-year aged whiskey and 17% 10 year aged whiskey from Alberta, Canada.

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“A leading name on the contemporary art scene, Felipe Pantone has achieved star status without ever publicly revealing his face, a feat that makes him all the more iconoclastic…

The roots of the 2019 Hennessy V.S Limited Edition collaboration took hold during Felipe Pantone’s first visit to Cognac, France, where a conversation with 8th generation Hennessy Master Blender, Renaud Fillioux de Gironde, brought home the similarities between Cognac-making and the artist’s own creative process. Honoring the past with a forward-looking sensibility was a natural theme, and ultimately opened up a new dimension for Hennessy: for the first time ever, the House has commissioned two original artworks to accompany a creative collaboration that Felipe Pantone describes as “Remixing the Present”…

Jul 31, 2019 |

Drop the lemon wedges in a Double Old Fashioned glass and muddle to extract the juice.

Add the mint leaves and the simple syrup and muddle again.

Fill glass with ice and pour in the Bourbon, stir to combine.

Splash with club soda if desired and garnish with a fresh mint spring.

Ingredients:

2 parts Bourbon

2-3 lemon wedges

6-8 fresh mint leaves

1 part simple syrup

Splash of club soda (optional)

Jul 31, 2019 |
Add all ingredients together in a mixing glass with ice, stir, stain over a rocks glass. Top with 2 oz of Rose. If you want to be extra fancy, make it a spritzer and top with seltzer.
1.5 oz WhistlePig FarmStock Crop No. 003
1 oz Grapefruite Juice
0.75 oz Strawberry Syrup
2 Dashes Angostura Bitters

All grapes used to produce Ojalá Wines are selected from biodiverse wine regions within California's Central Coast all made clean, naturally and handcrafted for your enjoyment. Instead of owning large vineyards across California or across the world for that matter we hand select our grapes from reputable vineyards. Favoring the family owned vineyards that give their lands and their grapes personal tender loving care Ojalá shies away from the big corporate owned estates that care more for bottom line and quantity instead of quality. Our company tends to prefer grapes aged in American Oak Barrels mainly and put quality over anything else. Although based in Miami, FL our Cabernet, Merlot, Chardonnay and White Zinfandel are all from California. "No" and "impossible" are not part of our mission statement and neither are limiting beliefs on what can be done. We see ourselves as the next line of fiduciaries in continuing the great wine drinking tradition. Our wines are specifically made for the everyday wine enthusiast at a reasonable price for everyday wine lovers like you.

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Jul 23, 2019 | Billy

After 2018’s super-early April announcement of Diageo’s annual Special Releases collection surprised everyone, we’ve been wondering what they were up to this year. The radio silence has now been broken, and the first tidbits of information about the range of whiskies has now landed.

Don’t know what the Special Releases are? Learn all about them in our handy guide: Diageo Special Releases – what are they?

Diageo Special Releases 2019: the line-up

This year’s collection will feature eight new cask-strength Scotch whiskies, and they’re all single malts this time.

The line-up is:

  • Cardhu 14 Years Old
  • Cragganmore 12 Years Old
  • Dalwhinnie 30 Years Old
  • Lagavulin 12 Years Old
  • Mortlach 26 Years Old
  • Pittyvaich 29 Years Old
  • Talisker 15 Years Old
  • The Singleton of Glen Ord 18 Years Old

It’s an interesting selection, with some potentially very interesting whiskies. It’s also missing a couple of things that we’ve come to expect.

Missing in action

Firstly, there’s no blended malt this year. The past two releases have seen Collectivum XVIII and Cladach in the line-up, both blended malts with a theme – the former was made up of single malts from Diageo’s 28 working distilleries and the latter featured whiskies from coastal distilleries. They both divided opinion, but I’m sad to see them go. Unless there’s a mysterious ninth bottle waiting in the wings for a late announcement, as both Collectivum and Cladach were…

Secondly, there’s no grain whisky this time. The past four years have seen long-aged single grains, from the comparitively youthful Cally 40 Year Old, to the elegantly wizened Port Dundas 52 Year Old, but this time the focus is back on malt.

And there’s no Caol Ila. A mainstay of the collection since almost the beginning, the yearly release of Caol Ila Highland is the general public’s only chance of getting its hands on this otherwise unobtainable unpeated version of the Islay whisky. It’s been a reasonably priced hit in every year’s line-up, so it’s both unexpected and sad not to see it this time.

What’s new?

While the Lagavulin 12 Year Old is an old friend, and most of the rest of the list are drams that are reminiscent of ones we’ve had before, there are a few whiskies in the announcement that have piqued my interest:

Talisker 15 Year Old – I do love a Talisker and, after last year’s eight-year-old release picked up fans, I’m intrigued to see what they do with an older entry in the Special Releases collection. The announcement described it as ‘A sweet, yet deep and spicy bottling layered with unmistakeable maritime flavours’ – that suggests a sherry-matured dram to me. Will it be a replacement for the Caol Ila Highland or something a bit different?

Mortlach 26 Year Old – the now discontinued Mortlach 25 Year Old, launched a few years back as part of the revamped range, remains one of my favourite whiskies from the distillery. However, will this 26-year-old focus on a bourbon-cask maturation, as the 25 did, or will it go for the more traditional sherry maturation?

Cragganmore 12 Years OldCragganmore was one of my first whisky loves, but even so a 12-year-old release wouldn’t normally inspire much interest from me. However, this one has an interesting word hidden in the short description we’ve been sent: ‘A complex and intriguing bottling that combines Speyside elegance with a touch of spice and smoke’. Smoke. Hmm…are they talking a touch of char or have they been playing with peat? Only time will tell…

We expect to see the Diageo Special Releases 2019 arrive in the Autumn, and until then all we can do is wait. Along with the current heat wave, it’s another reason to wish for the summer to end sooner rather than later.

If you want to see what’s happened in previous years, we’ve got details and tasting notes for the past decade of releases here on the blog: 2008 pt1/2008 pt2200920102011201220132014201520162017 and 2018.

FarmStock Rye Crop No. 003 is the third release of our limited edition annual Triple Terroir Whiskey™ – created from our rye grain, distilled and proofed with our water, and aged in our custom Vermont White Oak.

This year’s release is a historical step for us – the first ever majority WhistlePig Whiskey. Comprised of 52% of our 3-year-old Rye Whiskey, blended with 31% 6-year aged whiskey and 17% 10 year aged whiskey from Alberta, Canada.

Nose
Sweet and aromatic, with Vanilla, Maraschino, Roasted Chestnuts and hints of Cigar Box
Palate
Oak, Toffee and Baking Spices followed by soft notes of Creme Brulee and Rose Petals
Finish
Warm and lasting with a pleasant Rye Spice
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