WhistlePig The Boss Hog I Spice Dancer Rye Whiskey 750mlMore from WhistlePig
The name says it all. This is the biggest, most profound whiskey for the Boss Hog in all of us.
The Boss Hog is the debut of a new series of WhistlePig Whiskey. The Boss Hog series, a unique version of which will be released each year, represents the finest and most unique rye in WhistlePig's barrel barns. It is the first of what we hope will become an iconic line of WhistlePig's rarest whiskies.
This year, our Boss Hog release is an audacious offering of pure barrel strength, 100% single grain, straight rye whiskey, comprised of only 24 of our oldest and most unique barrels. It is not for the uninitiated or the faint of heart. It is The Boss Hog.
This is a whiskey for collectors' and connoisseurs. Rare indeed is it to find barrel strength releases above 130 proof; rarer yet, indeed nowhere available, is a barrel strength aged rye of the highest rated rye whiskey around. Amazingly, The Boss Hog, as connoted in its name, remains savory and palatable even at its awesome full barrel strength.
Nose: A balanced creamy vanilla against a fruity sweetness, thickly seasoned with sarsaparilla, tinged with a little musty wood.
Palate: An instant rush of honey with touches of cinnamon and cloves offering sultry hits of vanilla and oak.
Finish: Subtle heat of red pepper and cinnamon with the smooth feel of dark chocolate.