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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Grain-to-Glass with WhistlePig: Whiskey Wednesday

by Sydney Blanchard

WhistlePig's barn-to-distillery set up in Vermont


You may have heard of farm-to-table, but have you heard of grain-to-glass? WhistlePig, a highly-decorated aged-rye whiskey, just opened a brand new distillery in a converted 100-year-old barn on the WhistlePig Farm in Vermont.

This makes WhistlePig one of the few American whiskey companies to conduct the entire whiskey-making process in one place, which is pretty cool.

From harvesting the rye fields to distilling, barreling, aging, and bottling the liquid, it's a grain-to-glass affair.

The distillery grows its own rye on the farm, pigs are fed the spent rye grain, and oak trees logged on the farm become barrels in which to age the rye.

We're really digging what WhistlePig is doing in Vermont. Wouldn't it be awesome to see more grain-to-glass distillers in Louisiana?