WhistlePig RoadStock Rye Whiskey is the world’s first ever finished-on-the-road whiskey, created in collaboration with Jordan Winery and Firestone Walker Brewing Company.
WhistlePig commissioned a rolling rickhouse to carry Jordan Winery Bordeaux blend casks and virgin oak barrels containing rye whisky on a 6,000 mile round trip from their farm in Shoreham, VT to Firestone Walker Brewing Company in Paso Robles, CA and back. Upon arriving at Firestone Walker in California, the balance of the whiskey was transferred into Firestone’s Imperial Stout, Imperial Blonde Ale, and Experimental Ale craft beer barrels to finish on the journey back to Vermont.
Nose: Ripened red berry fruit, with hints of maple syrup and marmalade.
Palate: Brown sugar and mocha heightened in the presence of stewed fruit and barrel spice.
Finish: Roasted malt, tanned leather and fresh cracked pepper.