WhistlePig Boss Hog Edition 六: The Samurai Scientist
  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Region Vermont
  • Distillery Masterson's
  • Style Rye Whiskey
  • Maturation Japanese Umeshu
  • Alcohol 60.3%*
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • tobacco
  • spicy
  • ginger
  • vanilla
  • charred
  • smoky
  • oak
  • rye
  • marshmallow

WhistlePig

Boss Hog Edition 六: The Samurai Scientist (0.75l, 60.3%*) *please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary
Price $499.99

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Character Goatson
Innovative, boundary-pushing American Ninja Whiskey

The word WhistlePig means "innovation" in certain languages and while this is obviously a lie, it's an absolute truth the Vermont-based distillery loves shaking things up. Their story started in 2007 when the founding crew bought a farm in The Green Mountain State and discovered a stock of a decade-old Canadian Whisky. WhistlePig's M.O. is taking old school approaches, adapting them to new ways and looking for the best methods to create Spirits. This time, they kicked the status quo in the 'nads by creating something completely different: WhistlePig The Boss Hog Edition 六: The Samurai Scientist.

That cool lookin' symbol there is Kanji for number 6 and yes, this is the sixth chapter in the Boss Hog saga. It's there because WhistlePig unlocked the potential of Rye Whiskey once again with a Japanese twist. The Boss Hog Edition 六 is the first American Whiskey finished with Japanese Umeshu from Kitaya brewery in Kyushu. Umeshu is a traditional liqueur made by soaking Japanese apricots in Shochu. Plus, the Whiskey itself was made using koji fermentation (special Japanese fungus), while each bottle carries an image of Jōkichi Takamine, the Japanese scientist that worked in the US a century ago. WhistlePig Boss Hog Edition 六 is a bold experiment and a sumptuous way of saying "Hold my Whiskey, I'm doing this." Bottled between 120 and 122 proof, ABV may vary.


*This bottle is a collector's item, we will not be able to entertain any refunds or exchanges.

**Individual orders limited to one item per person, as we wish to give everyone the opportunity to participate.

***Any kind of transit damage is insured and will be reimbursed.
  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Region Vermont
  • Distillery Masterson's
  • Style Rye Whiskey
  • Maturation Japanese Umeshu
  • Alcohol 60.3%*
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Amber
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Aromatic nose with intense notes of toasted marshmallow, cinnamon and maple syrup.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Bold flavors of tobacco, ginger, baking spices and umami. A splash of water unlocks notes of rye spice, oak char and vanilla.
 
Finish
Endless oaky finish with a touch of smoke.
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  • tobacco
  • spicy
  • ginger
  • vanilla
  • charred
  • smoky
  • oak
  • rye
  • marshmallow
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
George Washington famously loved his Rye Whiskey. In fact, after he served as the first president of the United States, he returned to his farm at Mount Vernon and started a small Rye distillery of his own.
What the heck is a “whistle pig” anyway? Even though the label for Whistle Pig Rye is adorned with the sketch of a tuxedo-clad hog, “whistlepig,” groundhog, and woodchuck all refer to the same animal.
Rye - think of it as Bourbon's edgier cousin. It’s known for what many call a spicy or fruity flavor. Rye (distilled from at least 51% Rye) is not on the sweet side and tends to have a spicier body. That’s why the character of a cocktail made from Rye, instead of Bourbon, is drier.
Rye sparked the first revolution after the American Independence. It was called the Whiskey Rebellion, and it arose when the government tried to tax Whiskey and enforce the taxation on distillers. The lesson here? Don't mess with a Whiskey drinker's dram.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
George Washington famously loved his Rye Whiskey. In fact, after he served as the first president of the United States, he returned to his farm at Mount Vernon and started a small Rye distillery of his own.
What the heck is a “whistle pig” anyway? Even though the label for Whistle Pig Rye is adorned with the sketch of a tuxedo-clad hog, “whistlepig,” groundhog, and woodchuck all refer to the same animal.
Rye - think of it as Bourbon's edgier cousin. It’s known for what many call a spicy or fruity flavor. Rye (distilled from at least 51% Rye) is not on the sweet side and tends to have a spicier body. That’s why the character of a cocktail made from Rye, instead of Bourbon, is drier.
Rye sparked the first revolution after the American Independence. It was called the Whiskey Rebellion, and it arose when the government tried to tax Whiskey and enforce the taxation on distillers. The lesson here? Don't mess with a Whiskey drinker's dram.
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