WhistlePig The Boss Hog 2018 Edition The Spirit of Mauve Straight Rye Whiskey 75cl 57.9% ABV
On the rare occasion that Dave Pickerell’s five promises are realised, Whistlepig release a whiskey that epitomises WhistlePig’s odyssey to unlock the potential of Rye Whiskey.
The Boss Hog Edition 六 is the first American Whiskey finished using Japanese Umeshu, the result of a true collaboration between WhistlePig and Kitaya brewery on Japan’s Kyushu island.
This well aged Straight Rye Whiskey was created using koji fermentation. Each bottle is adorned with The Samurai Scientist – Jōkichi Takamine – who pioneered koji fermentation in the American whisky industry over a century ago. Intensely aromatic, with cinnamon, maple, and toasted marshmallow that develops with time in the glass. The palate has Tobacco, ginger, baking spices, and savory umami creating a remarkably rich, nuanced and elegant profile lending to soft, sweet notes that further color the mosaic of flavor. Leading into a Incredibly long finish, with oak spice, char, and just a touch of smoke lingers as the finish fades.