Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN driver Valtteri Bottas paid a visit to the WhistlePig farm in Shoreham, Vermont, home of premium rye whiskey brand WhistlePig. As a man with a taste for the finer things in life, Valtteri made himself at home in those delightful settings, at the very core of WhistlePig, learning all the secrets about rye whiskey distillery and making his own whiskey-based cocktails – such as the Maple Old Fashioned – in the week leading to the Canadian Grand Prix.

On his visit to the WhistlePig grounds, Valtteri experienced the whole journey of whiskey creation, from harvesting the rye to the inner working of the distilling process. A man with a passion for crafting excellent products and with a growing knowledge of spirits-making, the Finnish ace also tried his hand on farming equipment before accompanying the local experts through stills and casks to witness the distillation and ageing process of WhistlePig’s finest whiskeys.