hops
ginger beer
bitter
sweet
honey
caramel
tropical fruits
lime
pineapple
Spiral Boxing Hares
Whiskey Union
Boxing Hares
Tasting Notes
Appearance / Color
Pale gold.
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Vibrancy of the hops mix, tropical fruits, green citrus, sweet honey and grain.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Hops, malt, toffee, pineapple and cherry.
 
Finish
Bitter hop finish.

Flavor spiral
Hops, ginger beer, bitter, sweet, honey, caramel, tropical fruits, lime, pineapple.
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Whiskey vs. Beer.

Ladies, gents and connoisseurs of all things good,... there’s a new Whiskey collective in town that’s set to surprise and please our Whiskey senses and that it does. Whiskey Union proclaim themselves as a creative collective of Whiskey makers, visionaries and hedonists in pursuit of unconventional blends and extraordinary flavor sensations. While the established brands craft the Bentleys and the Jaguars of Whiskey—which is all fine and dandy—the fellas at Whiskey Union choose to break with convention, experiment with flavor and tread on the sporty side of things; they manufacture well-tuned Ferraris, so to speak, to keep your taste buds on the edge and your belly humming.
 
Boxing Hares is the second of the three unconventional expressions they’ve released so far, the other two being Smoky Goat and Huxley. Now… who would you root for if Whiskey and Beer faced each other in a ring? Let us tell you that there are no losers here only the one winning combination. Pete Brewin, a master distiller at Whiskey Union, decided to mix Whiskey with the hops from craft beers (Hallertau, hops commonly used in the making of German pilsners; and Cascade, a variety that adds a distinctive bitter note to the American craft beers).
 
The result is a distinctive Whiskey sporting a creamy sweet character that is masterfully complemented by the fruity freshness of the added hops. Boxing Hares is a toast to springtime and life itself, an easy drinking Whiskey with a refreshing taste that can be mixed with a lemonade, tonic or ginger beer into a long drink or serve short & sweet with lime as a shot. Uncle Flaviar approves.
 
  • Style
    Scotch Whisky with Hops
  • Region
    Scotland
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    35%
  • Distillery
    Whiskey Union
  • Bottler
    Whiskey Union
  • Age
    NAS

Whiskey Union

Boxing Hares

(0.7l, 35%)


7.1/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Boxing Hares
Trygve
Trygve,
When your in the mood for something a little different, this is it. Very enjoyably sweet. I decided to taste this one night shortly before going to bed, it was the perfect sip. Sweet, but not like a Cordial. Also, very smooth, the only I think is it could be a little higher %ABV.
Robert
Robert,
It is not what I was expecting in a whiskey. This would definitely be my choice for a dessert whiskey.
Chris
Chris,
I now have a new drinkable dessert. A pleasing assembly of flavors.
Mark
Mark,
They called it unconventional and it is definitely that.
Matt
Matt,
Sweet surprise but not that bad. Hop finish is very subtle
Leif-Johan
Leif-Johan,
After the first sip of this whiskey I felt scammed and thought this isn't whiskey at all! After the second sip I became confused and finally delighted. Really unusual and absolutely delicious.
Kevin
Kevin,
Creative. Really didn't get a lot of hops. Very sweet. With eyes closed it could be cognac.
Scott
Scott,
Lightly, sweet, which is unusual for a whiskey. I definitely get vanilla, caramel, and a hint of hops.
Mike
Mike,
VERY SWEET! Good if you're a sweet tea drinker (or soda) meanwhile I'm neither. Still drinking my sampler but this is my finale for the night and I'm struggling through it. It'll be good if you plan for the sweetness but I personally started on Jameson and it caught me off guard.
Adrian
Adrian,
Not as peedy as I thought very smooth
Stephen
Stephen,
A bit sweet tasting , but lovely anyway.
Michael
Michael,
A surprise to the palate, sweet and smooth like a 25-year-old single malt. I don't know how they did it, but I'd buy a bottle or two.
Jon
Jon,
This is exactly what they aimed for. Executed well. I loved it
anonymous
anonymous,
Supper
Paul
Paul,
Smoother and sweeter than I would have thought. Not great but not terrible.
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