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The innovative, booze-free rye whiskeys can be enjoyed with coffee, on the rocks or in your favorite mocktail.


Acclaimed Vermont distillery WhistlePig has unveiled two non-alcoholic rye whiskeys that could help Dry January drinkers spice up their booze-free beverage options.

The main difference between the two limited edition bottles is that one non-alcoholic rye is infused with “locally sourced, fair trade, Vermont hemp extract CBD,” and the other is not.

WhistlePig first unveiled its PiggyBack Devil’s Slide rye non-alcoholic whiskey, designed to be enjoyed with a cup of coffee or mixed into your favorite mocktail.

They followed up that limited bottling with the PiggyBack Half Send, a non-alcoholic rye whiskey infused with the aforementioned Vermont hemp extract CBD, meant to be a relaxing treat served on the rocks or in a mocktail.


Both are made with 100% rye, aged six years to capture the brand’s signature bold and complex flavor, then undistilled to remove alcohol, leaving just .05 percent alcohol, or 1-proof.

If the notion of a non-alcoholic whiskey sounds strange, keep in mind that WhistlePig is known for its imaginative releases, including a Roadstock Rye aged on the road while traveling 6,000-miles across America in a semi-truck and a whiskey-spiked ice cream collaboration with Ben & Jerry’s.

And so it’s not surprising that WhistlePig dropped pair of non-alcoholic whiskeys during Dry January, a health campaign that encourages drinkers to abstain for a month as a physical and mental refresh.

Piggyback Devil’s Slide sold out soon after it launched, but a limited restock is available online while supplies last. All proceeds will go to bartenders across America who have lost business because of January’s notorious slow season. 

WhistlePig also shared a pair of bartender-approved Devil’s Slide mocktail recipes from Grey Miller, Bar Manager at Julep in Ponte Vedra, Florida. Check them out below.

  • 2 oz. PiggyBack Devil’s Slide Non-Whiskey
  • 1/2 oz. organic maple syrup
  • 5 oz. freshly brewed coffee
  • Whipped cream and/or a donut on the side

Add all ingredients to your favorite coffee mug. (Optional: Top with whipped cream.) Stir, sip and enjoy.

  • 2 oz. PiggyBack Devil’s Slide Non-Whiskey
  • 1/4 oz. organic maple syrup
  • 4 dashes of non-alcoholic bitters such as Dram Apothecary
  • Candied ginger garnish (if you happen to have any)

Add all ingredients to an Old Fashioned glass. Add ice. Stir until maple syrup is properly diluted. Garnish, toast and enjoy.


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