WhistlePig Rye Whiskey has announced the release of FarmStock Rye Crop No. 002, the second blend of their annual limited-edition FarmStock estate release that originally debuted in 2017.
Rye Crop 002 begins with WhistlePig’s two-year aged whiskey, made from rye grown on the distillery’s Vermont farm. The whiskey aged in Vermont oak barrels made from locally harvested trees, with a char and toast designed by Master Distiller Dave Pickerell. The estate whiskey was then balanced with 6- and 10-year-old ryes added in from reserves.
FarmStock Rye Crop No. 002 is composed of 32% two year aged “Triple Terroir” 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. The back label outlines the three whiskey’s involved in the blend.
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 six months.
This year’s limited release is bottled at 86 proof, and the suggested retail price is $72.99 per 750-ml. bottle.
“With 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.”