Raj Bhakta: Spirits Entrepreneur
Raj Peter Bhakta is a spirits entrepreneur, founder, and first generation American. Born the son of immigrants in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Raj won widespread acclaim for his category-defining rye whiskey brand, WhistlePig, which he founded in 2007 on a dairy farm in Shoreham, Vermont. An industry luminary, he founded BHAKTA Spirits in 2020.
Having single handedly built the super-premium rye whiskey category with WhistlePig, Raj is now doing the same—and bigger—for Armagnac. BHAKTA Spirits is the steward of the world’s oldest spirits, possessing stocks of rare Armagnac vintages dating back to 1868. Headquartered on the campus of Vermont’s Green Mountain College, BHAKTA Spirits is an industry innovator animated by the pursuit of the rare and exquisite.