Bourbon season is absolutely here! This week at Payless we welcomed a new arrival, The Boss Hog from WhistlePig. It may not be at the top of your list of bottles to buy this year, but it’s for sure a must try for any bourbon lover.
The recent release of Boss Hog is a combination of 24 of the oldest and finest barrels from the WhistlePig Dstillery. After fermentation, it’s aged for ten years in new American oak casks then second-use bourbon casks. This is where the hint of sweetness occurs from the rye flavors. Once the aging process is complete, Boss Hog is bottled by hand in Vermont at 100 proof. The most characteristic flavor to come from Boss Hog is the signature balance of rich, intense rye spice and smoothness. Some might even call it one of the best ryes on the market today. In fact, it’s one of the few 100% rye whiskies available today.
Have we piqued your interest? Read below for our aroma, taste and finishing notes.
Boss Hog is gold in color, which is a bit lighter than one would expect for a barrel proof, but is still a rich color nonetheless.
A sweet scent of rye toast and baking spices is present on the nose.
On the Palate
Enjoy a warm taste of honeyed oak, caramel, gingerbread and vanilla on the palate. Notes of fresh mint and winter fruit are also present.
The rye whisky finishing long and hot with the lingering spices of ginger and wood.
The Boss Hog by WhistlePig is an exclusive product. Only 50 barrels were hand-selected by the Master Distiller, Dave Pickerell to put out on the market. Get an exclusive bottle at your local Payless Liquors store or reserve a bottle on our website.
Have you had a chance to try Boss Hog? What did you think? Leave us a comment below!