- 86 Proof
- Blend of young estate whiskeys, 5 & 6 year estate Ryes, and MGP 12 year Whiskey Stock
- MSRP: $90
Firstly, since this is a blend lets look at what makes up this bottle of Farmstock in Whistlepig’s attempt to work towards a 100% localized distillery and product. This bottle contains a blend of ryes from various age brackets.
- 1 to 2-year-old rye distilled on the farm, which makes up 20% of the total
- 49%, is made of 5 to 6-year-old rye from Canada
- 31% is made from the same 12-year-old rye that is part of WhistlePig’s “Old World” series.
At first whiff you will smell the oak, hints of vanilla, and caramel, all the best flavors, in my opinion at least, to find in a good bourbon or rye. When Farmstock hits my tongue I find tastings of caramel, cinnamon, spices both sweet and peppery and a touch of a tanginess at the end. This is definitely a complex rye with those lovely hints of tobacco mixed in with the oak, the flavors that keep me coming back to good ryes. I have read others thoughts on Farmstock who have mentioned hints of chocolate and butterscotch, I don’t personally find those sweet flavors in this rye but one of the beauties of drinking a bourbon or rye is everyones palate is different and even mine differs on different days so you never really know what you are going to taste until that first sip hits your lips and tongue, I suggest you find some Farmstock and give it a try for yourself!