Vermont-based WhistlePig distillery has just unveiled its ninth edition of The Boss Hog series of rare and collectible whiskey. Named The Boss Hog IX: Siren’s Song, this release continues to uphold The Boss Hog’s five promises: single barrel, bottled at proof, powerfully complex, distinctly unique from anything they have done before, and stupendous. The liquid gold starts as a straight rye whiskey aged in American Oak and double cask finished in WhistlePig’s Greek fig nectar and farm-scratch tentura (forged from cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, orange peel, and honey), a Greek liqueur originating in the Peloponnesian city of Patras.
“Every year The Boss Hog is bigger, bolder, and more stupendous than the last. We are constantly trialing new finishes to find the next best whiskey experience, and in true WhistlePig fashion, this year’s edition is a world’s first,” said Meghan Ireland, Head Blender at WhistlePig. “Our ambition to unlock the ultimate flavor complexity – and the nectar and tentura, which were new trials in and of themselves – was well worth the challenge once we landed the final product.”
Honoring the modern-day female, WhistlePig’s female whiskey makers referenced the nine ancient Muses from Greece — discoverers, creators, and artists. The nine muses are expressed in the form of nine bespoke pewter toppers. Collectors will be fortuitous to obtain a bottle capped with Melpomene, the Muse of Tragedy and the most limited bottle offering. “You could say the Greek Muses guided us toward the discovery and persistence of creating Siren’s Song,” said Liz Rhoades, Head of Whiskey Development at WhistlePig. “In visiting Greece this summer to source ingredients and learn from experts at an original tentura distillery, we were drawn to the distinctly unique flavors of Greece and how they would interact with the bold flavor of our aged Rye Whiskey. We can’t wait for fans and collectors to indulge in The Boss Hog IX: Siren’s Song. Yamas!”
Tasting notes include cinnamon and clove fading into black cherry. Its finish is rich with jammy fig nectar and WhistlePig’s classic Rye spice. Those interested in adding a bottle to their collection can find it now over at WhistlePig Store for $599.99 USD.
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