A bold new age of American Whiskey

WhistlePig Distillery

About WhistlePig

Off The Grid & Independent

Once the leading American spirit, Rye Whiskey faded from popularity after prohibition ...until a dedicated crew of Rye enthusiasts settled in an unlikely place, turning a historic dairy barn into a world class whiskey distillery in remote Shoreham, Vermont, where we keep the things that make Rye great, throw out the rest, and constantly innovate to make whiskey our way.

The WhistlePig Farm

In Hog Heaven

Rye Whiskey was all but left for dead after prohibition, until a dedicated band of rye enthusiasts convened in an unlikely place to revive its fighting spirit. A wellspring of activity, miles from civilization and distraction, the Whistlepig Farm is a rugged and fertile ground for whiskey exploration surrounded by 500 acres of Rye and experimental crop fields, Vermont Oak trees, fresh well water, a maple sugar bush, and the scenic views of the Green Mountains.

Embracing Innovation

Free from the Industry Rules

Free from the industry rules and status quo, we bring great whiskey to the people without being limited by old conventions that have kept Rye Whiskey from living up to its true potential. Always brimming with new ideas, the WhistlePig team focuses on audacious experimentation, big age statements and bold experiments.

Craftsmanship and Quality

Patience Makes Perfect

Rye whiskey is one of the most challenging whiskeys to make. It requires a delicate balance of ingredients and a skilled hand to bring out its complex flavor. Each of these steps must be carefully monitored and adjusted to produce a world-class Rye whiskey. Fortunately, we have a team of expert distillers who are dedicated to crafting the perfect Rye whiskey.

Unique Aging Process

Embracing Nature's Complexity

Our signature barrels are our Vermont Oak Barrels made from trees harvested directly from our farm and the surrounding area. Vermont is about as far north as oak trees can grow. The cold climate means a shorter growing season, leading to oak trees with more growth rings. When aging whiskey encounters a growth ring in a barrel, it brings depth and complexity to the flavor, with mind-blowing results.