NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 13:  WhistlePig whisky and cocktails are served during Pigs And Pours presented by WhistlePig hosted By Robert Irvine at The Standard Biergarten on October 13, 2018 in New York City.  (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for NYCWFF)
Food - Drink
WhistlePig's Pork-Shaped Bottle Release Celebrates A Decade Of Experimentation
To celebrate 10 years of innovation and its very first "Best Rye" award, WhistlePig Distillery released a limited-edition straight rye whiskey back in December 2022 that featured unique packaging. It came in a replica Berkshire Bitter Pig decanter that served whiskey from the pig's backside, an ode to an alcohol mascot of the 1800s.
Since their founding in 2017, WhistlePig has become known for its unique and spirited takes on rye whiskeys and have released many high quality, limited-edition varieties. The PiggyBank Rye is a 10-year-old straight rye whiskey bottled at a surprising 110 proof, and was briefly available at premium liquor stores in the U.S. for $199.99.
The original pig whiskey bottles of the 1800s were often made by Amann & Co. of Cincinnati, at the time when the city was known as "Porkopolis" due to its abundance of pork-producing slaughterhouses. Pigs became a sign of prosperity for the region, not to mention pigs are usually fed corn, one of the key ingredients in whiskey.