Jefferson’s Ocean Aged at Sea Rye Whiskey Ushers In The Brand’s 25th Anniversary

Founder Trey Zoeller on the latest flavorful expression and his unfettered spirit of experimentation

Much has changed within the whiskey world since Trey Zoeller founded Jefferson’s Bourbon back in 1997. Over the last 25 years, there’s been an exponential demand for bourbon (and other whiskeys) and a boom in distillery development across the globe. All the while, Zoeller established Jefferson’s as a pioneer in experimentation and put out dozens of delicious, covetable whiskey expressions. Of the limited edition releases expected this year, …

Touring WhistlePig’s Vermont Distillery

Tasting The Boss Hog VIII: LapuLapu's Pacific and other expressions with whiskey blender Meghan Ireland and lead distiller Emily Harrison

One coveted spirits brand has remained a constant (and consistently evolving) fixture in the reemergence of the rye whiskey category: WhistlePig. The brand coalesced around the purchase of an idyllic Shoreham, Vermont farm in 2007 and tapped the legendary master distiller Dave Pickerell to source their award-winning liquids. Since, they’ve begun production in Vermont, developed an avid collector base and debuted a chain reaction of …

WhistlePig Rye Whiskey’s The Boss Hog 六 Edition: The Samurai Scientist

Vermont's ultra-premium tipple gets finished in Japanese umeshu barrels

Inspired by Japanese-American biochemist Takamine Jōkichi, WhistlePig‘s The Boss Hog 六 Edition: The Samurai Scientist finds the award-winning brand’s straight rye whiskey finished in select Japanese umeshu barrels. For the limited release 120.5 proof liquor, WhistlePig partnered with Kitaya brewery on Japan’s Kyushu island. Kitaya produces sake, shōchū and umeshu, which is a flavorful liqueur made by steeping unripened ume fruits in sugar and alcohol. WhistlePig is …