Where Whistle Pig Got Its Name

Where Whistle Pig Got Its Name

I’m prepping for the Dram Devotees of Bucks County’s Whistle Pig tasting Thursday night, and I came across the funniest story about how Whistle Pig got its name. Dave Pickerell was being interviewed by Mark Gillespie of Whiskycast, and Mark asked him the origin of the name “Whistle Pig.” (You can find the actual interview in episode 267 at whiskycast.com) Dave went on to tell a story of how Raj Bhakta, the founder of the brand, was hiking in Vail when a Frenchman on a bicycle careened down the mountain toward him. The man stopped and asked (rather oddly and in a comically high-pitched voice), “Could it beeeee…could it beeee a whistle pig?” Raj answered, “A what? I don’t know what you’re talking about.” “You know…a whistle pig.” The man made some strange...