The American Malting Barley Association (AMBA) would like to formally welcome WhistlePig Whiskey, a leading distiller in the ultra-premium and luxury Rye Whiskey category in North America, as their newest regular member. Recognized for their innovative style and farm-to-glass Rye whiskey, WhistlePig prides themself on sourcing only the best ingredients, many of which come straight from their farm; including grains and wood for their finishing barrels.
The next adventure for the WhistlePig team is expansion into the American Single Malt category, a distinction eligible only to whiskeys made from 100% malted barley, distilled entirely at one distillery within the U.S., matured in oak casks, and reaching specified alcohol proofs. AMBA seeks to support this emerging and growing market sector through focused development of malting barley lines suitable for U.S. distillers.
“We are thrilled to join AMBA and have a seat at the table when it comes to decision making on direct research investment,” said Liz Rhoades, Head of Whiskey Development at WhistlePig Whiskey. “Our goal as a member is to ensure distillers have a voice in the direction of malting barley development and improvement, specifically defining the barley parameters necessary for single malt distillers.”
AMBA is excited to bring on new members, like WhistlePig Whiskey, which furthers our mission to encourage and support production of an adequate supply of high quality malting barley for our various end-user members. This is accomplished by building a network of engaged barley interests so that the best available research informs the development and production of the U.S. malting barley crop. Learn more about joining AMBA today: https://ambainc.org/membership-information/.