WhistlePig Rye Whiskey The Boss Hog V: The Spirit of Mauve

$499.00
(Net Item - no discounts apply)

The most recent, very limited, release from WhistlePig farm pays homage to Mauve, Mortimer's (who was memorialized with the 2014 edition of Boss Hog) faithful companion, and mama pig to Mortimer Jr. 
Mauve had an affinity for apples, and thus the fine folks at WhistlePig decided it appropriate to finish this rye in ex-Calvados casks. A truly remarkable whiskey, this shows notes of cardamom, gingery spice, vanilla and a touch of orchard fruit. With hints of pipe tobacco, maple syrup and cocoa, the finish is well-accented by French Oak spice. An extraordinary rye you'll want to get your hands on before it's gone!

One Bottle Limit per customer

Whistle Pig represents everything we're looking for in a great whiskey; rarity, pedigree, and a great story. Located on one of the oldest farms in Vermont dating back to the early 19th-Century, this 500-acre property was once a thriving epicenter for grist and lumber. The farm remained in operation until 2006, when it was purchased by founder Raj Peter Bhakta and transformed into a rye farm and distillery. Bhakta's plan was to create a single estate rye whiskey that would stand as a model for fully sustainable agriculture in the US. A lofty goal that would require the help Master Distiller Dave Pickerell, who after a long career with Maker's Mark wanted to create his magnum opus. This combination of passion, experience, and just the right amount of insanity proved the perfect combination for driving success.

Varietal:
Rye Whiskey
Aging:
13 years
Oak Treatment:
Finished in Calvados Casks
Appellation:
Vermont
Alcohol %:
58.8%
Distillery/Blender:
Whistlepig Whiskey
SKU #:
1SWPINVWH3RYEOSSHOG5MAUVE