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WhistlePig Whiskey

WhistlePig Whiskey: 10-year-old straight rye whiskey, aged to perfection, strong, smooth, and full of character.

  • Stage $1M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Food and Beverage
  • Location Shoreham, VT, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2007
  • Employees 10
  • Website

Company Summary

Bottled by hand on WhistlePig Farm in Shoreham, Vermont, WhistlePig’s current flagship label, ‘100/100’, is a 10-year-old Straight Rye Whiskey. WhistlePig 100/100 received critical acclaim and high reviews from numerous publications. Among these, WhistlePig received 96-points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine, its “highest ever rating” for a rye whiskey. F. Paul Pacault’s Spirit Journal called WhistlePig “straight rye at its zesty best.”


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    Raj Bhakta
    CEO, Founder

    Raj Peter Bhakta, Founder and majority shareholder, is the driving force behind WhistlePig. Under his leadership, the Company has rapidly emerged as a nascent leader in boutique ultra-premium whiskey. The Company he created provides a sound economic platform to harness his passion for purveying world-class whiskey and his desire to build an iconic American luxury brand around WhistlePig.

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    Sivan Cotel
    CFO, COO

    Sivan Cotel, focused on Finance and Operations, joined WhistlePig from a career in finance, most recently as a Vice President at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Equity Finance and Prime Brokerage. Sivan discovered “100/100” at an early tasting in 2010; after being thoroughly impressed by the whiskey, he reached out to the Founder and became an investor in the Company. We are delighted to add this committed and capable individual to the team.

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    Dave Pickerell
    Master Distiller

    Dave Pickerell, Master Distiller, spent 14 years prior to joining the Company as the Master Distiller at Maker’s Mark - one of the world’s foremost premium bourbon brands. Dave is an internationally recognized whiskey expert whose intimate involvement added luster to WhistlePig. Dave remains engaged in sales and brand development and is overseeing the development of WhistlePig’s Farm Distillery.