Drinks & Dialogue: WhistlePig Rye Whiskey / Yarrow Thorne of The Avenue Concept

Join us with an open discussion with Yarrow Thorne, founder of the Providence-based organization, The Avenue Concept, which advocates and initiates public art projects throughout the city.

Accompanying this discussion is a whiskey tasting of WhistlePig Whiskey, a Vermont-based distillery specializing in seed-to-bottle rye whiskey.

About WhistlePig:
WhistlePig was born in 2007, when Raj P. Bhakta bought the Farm in Shoreham, VT. Rather, he purchased the farm. The point is, he is alive and well and married and a father, and the proud owner of WhistlePig Farm. After spending his last dime on 500-plus magical acres, Raj joined forces with Master Distiller Dave Pickerell (of Maker’s Mark fame) to plot the long awaited return of rye whiskey to the States. The two men got their hands on the best batch of aged rye in North America. A few months later, in February ’09, they hatched a 5-year plan to transform WhistlePig Farm into the first ever single malt, one-stop rye shop, with all stages of the process located on site: from growing the grass, to distillation, to barreling and aging, to bottling.  With the opening of our single-estate farm distillery in the summer of 2015, what was once a pig-headed dream will be a top-shelf reality.