WhistlePig, the Vermont-based distiller leading the ultra-premium rye whiskey category, has just unveiled the release of two 100% grain-to-glass whiskeys: FarmStock Beyond Bonded Rye and Farm Stock Beyond Bonded Bourbon. It's an incredibly rare and collectible release, arriving from just 24 barrels of rye and 16 barrels of bourbon in the 2021 selection.
The FarmStock Beyond Bonded Rye is a straight rye whiskey crafted from 100% Remington Rye harvested from the "North Orwell 1" field of WhistlePig’s 500-acre Farm. FarmStock Beyond Bonded Bourbon, meanwhile, is a straight bourbon whiskey made with a high rye mash bill clocking in at 51% Dent Corn and 49% Remington and Rifle Rye varietals. It's also harvested from the "North Orwell 1" field, as well as the "North Orwell 2" field.
The integration doesn't stop there, however. Both are distilled on WhistlePig’s original hybrid still, proofed with water from WhistlePig’s Farm well, and aged for upwards of four years in Vermont Estate Oak barrels. The entire journey is fully traceable via QR code, unlocking everything from unique facts to growing conditions to fermentation days to barrel specs. “Today’s craft spirits drinkers, especially whiskey collectors, are incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about process,” says Jeff Kozak, CEO of WhistlePig. “After working toward a 100% Farm whiskey vision for more than a decade, our team is proud to invite WhistlePig fans to look under the hood at who, where, when, and how our grain-to-glass whiskey is created, and to offer a one-of-a-kind experience from each barrel.”
Select retailers are starting to get the Beyond Bonded Rye and Beyond Bonded Bourbon in now, which are bottled at 100.1 proof and carry a suggested retail price of $99 USD. The next batch won't arrive until Spring 2022, so jump on this while you can.