Finally, a whiskey that can be enjoyed by the pint. Two Vermont-based companies, WhistlePig Whiskey and Ben & Jerry’s, have stirred up a ganache-topped ice cream concoction called Whiskey Biz. It features a brown butter bourbon ice cream with blonde brownies and WhistlePig Whiskey-infused caramel swirls, topped with white chocolatey ganache and white fudge chunks.
Whiskey Biz taps into creative spirits sourced from WhistlePig’s 500-acre farm in Shoreham, Vermont, a town with a population of 1,242. After more than a year of taste tests, research and development, WhistlePig PiggyBack Rye was successfully infused into the rich caramel swirl that can be found inside a pint of Whiskey Biz.
In preparation for National Cocktail Day toasting in the USA on March 24, WhistlePig’s in-house mixologists combined forces with Ben & Jerry’s flavor gurus to develop a few signature cocktail recipes using Whiskey Biz as an ingredient, as well as the ultimate boozy dessert to pair with cocktails. They can be found here.
“We’ve had an absolute blast working with our friends at Ben & Jerry’s and could not be happier with the way Whiskey Biz turned out,” said Meghan Ireland, WhistlePig Whiskey’s blender. “Having been mostly focused on overseeing the development of whiskey these last couple years, working with their flavor house experts was a real treat for me.”
As all Ben & Jerry’s products are kosher, WhistlePig embarked on getting a proper kosher certification for its PiggyBack Rye. The new ice cream treat is available now at retailers across the United States, priced between $4.99 and $5.49.
Founded in 2007, WhistlePig has become the #1 distiller in the ultra-premium and luxury rye whiskey category in North America, featuring the bold and often untapped flavor of Rye. The company is leading a surge of innovation in the emerging field of North American whiskey, having received the “Best in Show Whiskey” title during the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.