WhistlePig and Alfa Romeo F1® Team Stake Wind Tunnel-Trialed Whiskey Is a Rye You Don’t Want to Miss

WhistlePig Whiskey, knowned for its independent craft spirits, joins forces with the Alfa Romeo F1® Team Stake to introduce a legendary release that brings whiskey to exhilarating G-Force levels. The Limited Edition PiggyBack Legends Series: Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake Barrel is a high Rye Whiskey meticulously selected by the team’s drivers and fine-tuned in their cutting-edge wind tunnel for a taste that’s nothing short of thrilling.

The Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake Barrel, the third gem in WhistlePig’s Single Barrel PiggyBack Legends Series, boasts a robust 96.77 proof—a tribute to Valtteri Bottas’ iconic racing number, 77, and the exactitude of Formula One racing. This Rye Whiskey, inspired by Zhou Guanyu, the pioneering Chinese F1 driver, is artfully finished with exotic lychee and oolong tea. The oolong’s herbal and floral notes complement the signature PiggyBack 100% Rye’s herbaceous tones, culminating in a succulent tropical fruit finish with a hint of spice.

Much like Alfa Romeo F1® Team Stake’s state-of-the-art C43 racing vehicles, each barrel underwent rigorous trials in the team’s Swiss wind tunnel before making its debut on the track. A select few were subjected to varying G-Forces at the WhistlePig farm and distillery, enhancing the whiskey-wood interaction and staying true to the dynamic nature of Formula One.

Valtteri Bottas, Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake’s celebrated driver, remarked, “Partnering with WhistlePig has been a very exciting experience. Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake is dedicated to being the best on the track, and the crew at WhistlePig is fearless in their pursuit to create the best whiskey out there. We’re really looking forward to fans tasting our custom Rye Whiskey and raising a glass to the rookies, veterans, legends and the exhilarating sport of F1.”

Zhou Guanyu, driver for Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake, expressed his gratitude for the collaboration, stating, “Joining forces with WhistlePig to release a Single Barrel Rye Whiskey that represents my culture and team has been an honor. Formula 1 brings together fearless, thrill-seeking motorsports professionals, and WhistlePig has a shared passion for boundary-pushing innovation. Together, we’ve selected something alarmingly good for fans to enjoy this season when the cars are not on track.”

The Limited Edition Alfa Romeo F1® Team Stake Barrel will be available for online purchase starting September 13, retailing at $49.99 MSRP per 750ml bottle. It will also be offered in select stores across the U.S. As an added bonus, consumers can scan the QR code on the back of each bottle for a chance to win exclusive VIP merchandise.

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