WhistlePig Now Lets You Craft Your Own Custom Whiskey

And it only takes 12 weeks, not 12 years

By Kirk Miller

 
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25 September 2018

Think you can blend whiskey with the best?

Adventurous, award-winning Vermont distiller WhistlePig is now offering a chance for customers to customize their own rye whiskey with the help of Master Distiller Dave Pickerell.

Don’t worry about mash bills or waiting several years for the spirit to mature: you can do most of this Reserve Barrels program online. Start by choosing between a 10-Year Single Barrel or a 12-Year World Cask Finish Bespoke Blend; they'll even send you a sample of the former, or a blending kit for the latter (it's a 12-year-old rye finished in Port, Sauternes and Madeira casks).

From there, they’ll bottle it up with your own custom, front-facing label. The whole process takes about 12 weeks.

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But set aside some drinking money: these barrels, which produce about 132 bottles, start at $11,000 and up — for that kind of money, you may want to go select your barrel up at the Shoreham distillery to pick out the ideal flavor profile and proof ... and, while you're there, pick up a bottle of the just-unveiled, more reasonably priced $500 WhistlePig Boss Hog V.

Side note: Earlier this year, we helped a bit with the blending on WhistlePig’s FarmStock Rye Crop No. 002, along with about 500 bartending experts and influencers. It’s fun!

We say go for the blend.

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Spending the weekend in Vermont hanging at the @whistlepigwhiskey farm trying out some rye #toughlife #whiskey #rye

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