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Whistlepig Piggy Back Legend Series 'G Force Alfa Romeo F1' Single Barrel 6 Year Old Rye Whiskey

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Wind Tunnel Trialed Rye Whiskey

The Limited Edition PiggyBack Legends Series: Alfa Romeo F1® Team Stake Barrel is a high Rye Whiskey selected by the Alfa Romeo F1® Team Stake drivers, with barrels trialed in their wind tunnel to ensure a thrilling taste in every sip.

This Single Barrel is bottled at 96.77 proof, a nod to Valtteri Bottas’ racing number, 77, and the precision of racing. Inspired by Zhou Guanyu, the first Chinese F1 driver, this Rye Whiskey is finished with lychee and oolong tea. Herbal and floral notes of the oolong tea complement the herbaceous notes of our signature PiggyBack 100% Rye, rounded out with a juicy tropical fruit finish and a touch of spice.

Like Alfa Romeo F1® Team Stake’s signature C43 racing vehicles, trial barrels were tested in the team’s wind tunnel in Switzerland before hitting the track. Select barrels then endured varying levels of G-Forces at the WhistlePig farm and distillery for the finishing touch, accelerating the interaction between the whiskey and the wood, staying true to the physical nature of Formula 1.

Ratings & Reviews:

Grade: A- (Drinkhacker)

"The bold aroma of lychees promptly wafts from the glass, offering that indelible combination of tropical fruit and floral notes. Give the whiskey some time and you can pick out notes of vanilla and cherries in syrup. The palate leads with lychee but is slightly more nuanced, making room in its very sweet body for some of that oolong tea to emerge, plus notes of orange peel, more vanilla, and a touch of pumpkin spice. Maraska cherry lingers on the back of the tongue, with a finish that evokes Mexican chocolate and pineapple juice — in the best possible way. I think it’s really quite refreshing — and a nice change of pace against a world of rye whiskey carbon copies that are invariably dominated by throat-charring dried-out herbs and burnt grass. It’s just so exuberant it’s hard to put down."