In the fall of 2013, WhistlePig unleashed the mighty Boss Hog. Consisting of only 24 of our oldest and finest barrels, the Boss Hog release reflected an audacious offering of pure barrel strength 100% single grain rye whiskey. The result was a whiskey that combines more mighty flavor than can be found anywhere – all-in, full stop – while maintaining subtle aromas and complexity unparalleled even among the oldest single malt scotches. Most remarkable was the Boss’s signature balance between rich, intense rye spice, and the characteristic WhistlePig smoothness that remains even at the highest proofs. The 2013 Boss Hog claimed a coveted Double Gold at the 2014 San Francisco Spirits Competition.
If you can still find it (and even we can’t), we urge you to treat the Boss with all due respect, for he is powerful and not to be trifled with. Ease into this whiskey. Add a dash of water, or a large cube of ice. But start with a small sip, neat, to acclimate your palate to the torrent of undiluted flavor.