WhistlePig has unveiled its annual limited-edition farm-to-bottle whiskey series: FarmStock Beyond Bonded. The latest set consists of three whiskeys, a rye, a bourbon, and, for the first time, a straight wheat whiskey.
WhistlePig says this range of its FarmStock Beyond Bonded is its rarest release yet with just 23 barrels produced, each of which has been bottled as a single barrel, and are fully traceable at every step of the grain-to-glass journey via a QR code located on each bottle. The expressions have been bottled in bond, having been harvested from the brand’s nine grain fields across 500 acres and distilled at its distillery in Shoreham, Vermont in one season. All have been distilled and proofed with the farm’s own well water, and aged in their own sustainably-harvested Vermont oak. All three expressions were bottled at 50% ABV.
“FarmStock Beyond Bonded is at the heart of our strongest commitments to the whiskey world,” said Meghan Ireland, chief blender at WhistlePig. “First, to relentlessly experiment to push the boundaries of what’s possible. Beyond Bonded is our greatest experiment in that we can control every detail of the process here on the farm. Then, to turn that innovative spirit into whiskeys that are truly unique in quality and complexity. It started with rye, and we’re having a grand time doing the same with Bourbon, wheat and other whiskeys.”
The distillery produced 11 barrels of the rye with a 100% rye mashbill, nine barrels of the Bourbon with a mash bill of 51% corn and 49% rye, and three barrels of wheat whiskey. The wheat whiskey features a mash bill of 100% wheat and adds a ‘softer style’ to the range.
For more information, head over over to the brand’s official website.
In March, WhistlePig made a huge splash into the world of “North American” Single Malt whiskey, with the launch of The Béhôlden, a 21-year-old whiskey they called “the first-ever super-aged North American single malt.”