WhistlePig The Boss Hog 六 - The Samurai Scientist, 2019 Edition (free delivery)
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75cl ABV: Barrel Strength
Single Barrel, Bottled at Proof, Powerfully Complex, Distinctly Unique From Anything WhistlePig have Done Before. Stupendous. On the rare occasion that Dave Pickerell’s five promises are realised, we release a whiskey that epitomises WhistlePig’s odyssey to unlock the potential of Rye Whiskey.
The Boss Hog Edition 六 is the first American Whiskey finished using Japanese Umeshu, the result of a true collaboration between WhistlePig and Kitaya brewery on Japan’s Kyushu island.
This well aged Straight Rye Whiskey was created using koji fermentation. Each bottle is adorned with The Samurai Scientist – Jōkichi Takamine – who pioneered koji fermentation in the American whisky industry over a century ago.
Each bottle barrel is bottled at strength, between 120 – 122 proof and completes the 6th Edition to this collectable range.
NOSE - Intensely aromatic, with cinnamon, maple and toasted marshmallow that develops with time in the glass.
PALATE - Tobacco, ginger, baking spices and savoury umami creating a remarkably rich, nuanced and elegant profile lending to soft, sweet notes that further colour the mosaic of flavour.
FINISH - Incredibly long, with oak spice, char and just a touch of smoke lingers as the finish fades.