The Boss Hog X: The Commandments completes a decalogue of the brand’s boldest and most experimental whiskey.
WhistlePig Whiskey’s 10th edition of The Boss Hog is a whiskey of biblical proportions. The Boss Hog X: The Commandments completes a decalogue of the brand’s boldest and most experimental whiskey. This year’s edition shepherds collectors to the ancient world for an almighty sipping experience, with flavors inspired by WhistlePig’s own land of milk and honey in Vermont.
Each barrel of Straight Rye Whiskey is aged in new American Oak before completing its journey in two unorthodox finishing barrels. The first is seasoned with WhistlePig’s own experimental spirit—distilled from rye and whey, infused with aromatic resins from the genera Boswellia and Commiphora. Commonly known as Frankincense and Myrrh, the resins bring notes of creme brulee, lemongrass and rosemary to the final whiskey. The second and final finish is aged in craft mead casks, offering a mellow, round-bodied finish with hints of red berries and freshly crushed black pepper. On the nose, honey is followed by roasted cashew, fresh ginger and subtle floral notes. When tasting, collectors will enjoy dried honey, raisin and sharp bright citrus, and the finish is lingering, with sapwood and freshly ground black pepper.
The Boss Hog X: The Commandments serves as a home bar or back bar shrine for collectors.
A testament to WhistlePig’s devotion to creating, breaking, and rewriting the laws of whiskey, WhistlePig expands its original five promises of The Boss Hog to the X Commandments for this and all future editions of the highly coveted collection: I.Single Barrel, II. Bottled at Proof, III. Powerfully Complex, IV. Distinctly Unique From Anything We’ve Done Before, V. Stupendous, VI. Fearlessly First Amongst All Whiskeys, VII. Inspired by the Unfamiliar, VIII. Irreverently inventive, IX. Made for Drinking, X. Knows No Bounds.
The Commandments are emblazoned within The Boss Hog X gift box, and each bottle is crowned by the lawmaker and rule breaker of Rye Whiskey in the form of a handmade pewter topper.
“The Commandments reinforce our dedication to creating transformative whiskeys and the world’s most daring cask finishes,” said Meghan Ireland, head blender at WhistlePig. “The creation of The Boss Hog X exemplifies just that. After the first several trials with resins, I began to doubt whether it was possible to harness them for maturation. The whey/rye spirit was a breakthrough, and well worth it in the end. This is not only a world first, but a celebration of the abundance to come with the next decade of The Boss Hog.”
A new gift box adorning The Boss Hog X: The Commandments serves as a home bar or back bar shrine for collectors. The limited edition Boss Hog X: The Commandments comes in a 750ml bottle and is bottled at proof, between 105.3-107 (52.6-53.5% ABV), with a suggested retail price of $599.99. It is sold at the best liquor stores, bars, and restaurants across the nation and online here. Collectors can authenticate their bottle using NFC technology on the back label.
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