The latest Boss Hog is an incredible, limited expression which finds inspiration in the Portuguese explorer. This rye is aged 17 years with two consecutive rounds of finishing. This homage to worlds old and new uses Spanish oak staves and South American teakwood for finishing, adding layers of international flair to this whiskey. The complexity is on full display from start to finish with intense aromatics of sweet cinnamon, brittle, toffee, toasted oak, vanilla, and coffee. The palate is awash in baking spices, along with a fruity cherry sweetness, charred oak, and dark chocolate. The warming finish has lingering cinnamon and vanilla spice tones. Get your hands on this limited release before its ship has sailed.
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.