Raj Bhakta, Whiskey’s Most Polarizing Figure, Returns With a Bold Bet on Vintage-Specific Spirits
Virtually no one familiar with the trajectory of American rye whiskey denies Bhakta’s impact on the category or his ability to persuasively tell the story of an overlooked or underappreciated spirit.
Raj Bhakta Wants You to Love Armagnac (and Find Spiritual Fulfillment)
Years after founding WhistlePig, the brash drinks entrepreneur has found spiritual fulfillment in an ancient but little-known brandy
RAJ BHAKTA AND HIS BHAKTA SPIRITS BRING ON AGED ARMAGNAC AND FUN
Raj Bhakta is larger-than-life; a vibrant, driven man with good looks and swagger. It figures that this kind of personality, who founded the hyper-successful WhistlePig whiskey brand didn’t stop distilling after selling his piece of that business.
Building the Ultimate Spirits Getaway: A Visit to Bhakta-Griswold in Vermont
Since 2020, Raj Bhakta’s eponymous second act in spirits has built a reputation as one of the most interesting companies in alcohol.
Whiskey Review: Bhakta 2013 Bourbon
Bhakta is on his way to great success and perhaps a revitalization of the Armagnac industry
The WhistlePig Founder’s New Company Just Dropped a 26-Year-Old Rum for Whiskey Drinkers
This vintage rum gets a special French finish in Armagnac casks.
WHISTLEPIG WHISKEY FOUNDER DEBUTS LUXE BHAKTA 1990 JAMAICAN RUM
After selling his stake in WhistlePig in 2017, Bhakta embarked on a sabbatical in search of new... 120 character here...
1990 Jamaican Rum
WhistlePig Founder Raj Bhakta Forays Into Rum With 1990 Jamaican Blend
The brand represents the transparency rum connoisseurs have been fighting for in recent years.
1990 Jamaican Rum
10 Armagnacs Worth Trying This Year
Bhakta Spirits 1973 Vintage Armagnac isn’t a gateway Armagnac. It’s the kind of expression you work your way toward, purchase and then savor slowly on a cool evening.
Why You Should Discover The Incredible Value Of Ultra-Aged Armagnacs
We recently visited Bhakta Spirits, the new home of the historic house of Ryst-Dupeyron Armagnac, to taste their legendary collection of ancient Armagnacs from 1888 to 2001.