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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.
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.
**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.
Appearance / Color
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.
The finish is long and complex with toasted oak and apple pie.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in WhistlePig Boss Hog Vth Edition: The Spirit of Mauve and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.