WhistlePig The Boss Hog III: The Independent

Only 50 barrels of WhistlePig Boss Hog "The Independent", which was bottled at cask strength from a single barrel, have ever been produced.
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Founded in 2008, WhistlePig is now the most awarded rye whiskey maker in the world. Their remote 500-acre hard-working farm in bucolic Shoreham, Vermont, is the perfect place to perfect their experiments with blending and finishing, ultimately leading to a portfolio of deeply complex rye whiskeys. In 2017 WhistlePig was awarded the coveted "Best In Show Whiskey" title from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Until his passing in 2018 the WhistlePig farm had been home to the founding father of craft whiskey, Master Distiller Dave Pickerell.

Their vision is to respect tradition and embrace progress, protecting what makes rye whiskey great, and at the same time innovating to make it better. After years of devotion to patient aging and innovative blending, WhistlePig has turned their attention to experimenting with grain, namely the practice of malting rye. Before industrial catalysts were introduced to increase efficiency, farmer distillers would malt a small portion of their rye harvest in order to access the grain's starch content and set off the fermentation process.

WhistlePig The Boss Hog III: The Independent is a limited-edition companion to the original WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey and is also crafted from 100% rye grains. After the rye is distilled, WhistlePig Boss Hog is aged in a combination of new American oak and second-use bourbon casks for over thirteen years. The maturation process tames the intense notes of the rye with soft hints of vanilla, caramel and butterscotch. After maturation, each bottle of WhistlePig The Boss Hog is bottled from a single barrel at barrel strength (the whisky is not diluted with water).

Each bottle of WhistlePig The Boss Hog III: The Independent is the product of a single barrel, and only 50 barrels of this whiskey have ever been bottled.

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Proof 120.6 (60.3% ABV) - May vary
Distiller/Bottler Name Alberta Distillers, Ltd.
Size 750mL
Aroma of nutty dough, rye toast and baking spices. Notes of honeyed oak, caramel, gingerbread cookies and vanilla on the palate. Finish accented by ginger and woody spices.
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