Whistlepig The Boss Hog V: The Spirit of Mauve

Rye

WhistlePig // (bottled in Vermont), USA

community rating

4.44
4 out of 5 stars
( 72 )

The fifth in the Boss Hog series from Vermont-based Whistlepig, this is named after a beloved pig named Mauve. Aged 13 years, this straight rye whiskey finished its maturation in calvados casks. The bottle is topped with a handcrafted Danforth pewter stopper "in the shape of Mauve ascending to heaven." Additionally, it is presented in a casket-inspired gift box. This is a single barrel expression and it is bottled at a barrel proof of 58.4% ABV. Available beginning September 2018.

  • age
    13 Year
  • Cost
  • abv
    58.4
  • Rye
    Mash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
  • Cask Type
    new, charred American oak, finished in calvados casks

Tasting Notes

"Rye spice and Calvados apples explode from the glass, and it's no surprise this was said to be the late Dave Pickerell's favorite iteration. Aromatically and on the palate, it's like ripe apples roasted on a bed of peppercorns, allspice, clove and nutmeg. Robust and sinewy, yet entirely approachable even at its potent proof."

Score 92

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