WhistlePig Boss Hog Vth Edition: The Spirit of Mauve
  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Region Vermont
  • Distillery Masterson's
  • Age 13 Year Old
  • Style Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Maturation Calvados cask finish
  • Alcohol 58.4%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • apple cider
  • spicy
  • rye
  • tobacco
  • pear
  • vanilla
  • ginger
  • leather
  • pie

WhistlePig

Boss Hog Vth Edition: The Spirit of Mauve (0.75l, 58.4%)
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A truly special and limited Rye dram with a wonderful apple influence.

In 2007, aspiring Whiskey-maker Raj Bhakta bought the farm — he actually purchased a plot of land in Vermont lovingly named Whistle Pig Farm. He teamed up with master distiller Dave Pickerell — formerly of Maker’s Mark — to bring genuine Rye Whiskey back to the forefront of American Whiskeys. It took a lot of time, patience, experimentation, and reinvestment, but they have grown to produce five award-winning core products and have experimented with a variety of finished wood special edition Whiskeys too.

The Whistle Pig Distillery actually has … ahem, "celebrity" pet pig named Mauve. Calvados is an aged Brandy made from Apple Eau de Vie. WhistlePig The Boss Hog V is the fifth edition of the a special Rye Whiskey — this time a thirteen year-old finished in Calvados casks. And the result is truly exceptional in a spicy American Whiskey with a decidedly apple influence bottled at cask strength of 58.4% ABV. Even the flask-shaped bottle is special with pewter stopper.

We love the humorous bent, but this is a darn good dram. This one’s special folks.

Smartass corner: 
What the heck is a "whistle pig" anyway? Even though all Whistle Pig Whiskey labels are adorned with the sketch of a tuxedo-clad hog, a "whistle-pig," groundhog, and woodchuck all refer to the same animal.

 

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

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  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Region Vermont
  • Distillery Masterson's
  • Age 13 Year Old
  • Style Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Maturation Calvados cask finish
  • Alcohol 58.4%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Baltic Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
This dram greets your nose with notes of warm harvest cider, ginger, pipe tobacco, leather, vanilla, and just enough Rye spice.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Remarkably, the palate makes you imagine stewed pears with notes of oak and dark chocolate. Add a dash of water or cocktail ice and classic Rye spice and fruit jump to center stage.

Finish
The finish is long and complex with toasted oak and apple pie.

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  • apple cider
  • spicy
  • rye
  • tobacco
  • pear
  • vanilla
  • ginger
  • leather
  • pie
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
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.
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
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.
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.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
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.
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
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.
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.
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