A whistle-pig is another name for a groundhog. This rye whiskey from Vermont is a rare 100% rye, aged for 10 years and bottled at 100 proof. Crafted by Dave Pickerell, this rye is characteristically spicy, with pepper and ginger notes laced atop a moderately sweet core. Nicely balanced, the elements are all in harmony, though spice is always at the forefront. The finish offers notes of coal, reminding you this is not a vanilla-scented Bourbon but rather a rye.