Whiskey Review: “WhistlePig”

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Written By DonaldMoon

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WhistlePig the Boss Hog Single Barrel Cask Strong Straight Rye Whiskey is a limited-edition 100% whiskey. WhistlePig Boss Hog Straight Rye Whiskey was made from one barrel. Only 24 bottles of this whiskey were ever bottled. I did some math and estimated that there were approximately 2,900 bottles. This is pretty typical for a 12-year-old barrel. If you can find a bottle of this rye whiskey, consider yourself lucky.

Review: WhistlePig 15-Year Estate Oak

This weekend, I was able to attend a limited-release tasting at the Orlando Whiskey Festival. Full recap coming next week. There was one whiskey that stood out from the rest. It was a WhistlePig 15-year-old Rye. This is the oldest WhistlePig expressions. The 100% rye whiskey, sourced from Canada, was also finished in oak barrels on the WhistlePig farm/distillery. Here are some additional details:

  • Review: WhistlePig Boss Hog “Mortimer”
  • Review of Whistle Pig Boss Pig “Mortimer” Rye Whiskey

Let’s get right into the review. You can find more information on this release in my post about the WhistlePig Hog Mortimer release.

The Boss Hog: Spirit Of Mortimer

While WhistlePig may have had their ups and downs, I still enjoy WhistlePig’s whiskey. They seem to have finally come clean about their Canadian whiskey roots, which is a positive thing. They should have realized that transparency and quality whiskey are more important than a fairy tale and good whiskey. It’s a bit pricey at $189, but it’s the new norm. Below is the press release. If you want to skim, the bold highlights were added by me.

Get Along To The Orlando Whiskey Festival

Join me at the Orlando Whistle Pig Festival this weekend! This is my second time attending this festival. It was great! Last year I tried William LaRue Weller and George T. Stagg. Also, Whistle Pig Vermont, 2015 4 Roses Small Batch Limited Edition. Willett 11 years private barrel, Old Forester Birthday Bourbon, and Willett 11 years private barrel. The taste list is going to be even more impressive this year, I’m sure. This is a must-see for anyone who lives in Central Florida or is willing to travel.

WhistlePig Bourbonr celebrates St Patrick’s Day

It’s St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow, so I thought it would be fun and interesting to look at some Irish Whiskey’s. You may have fond memories of Jameson shots in college. Irish Whiskey is much more than just Jameson. There are many great options for aged Irish whiskey available right now. My favorites include Whistle Pig Red Breast (15-21) and Green Spot. A recent experience that I really enjoyed was the Whistle Pig Red Breast (15 or 21) and Green Spot.

WhistlePig Pappy Van Winkle Black Market

Disclaimer: Reselling alcohol without a Whistle Pig license is illegal and I do not encourage it. I have no issues with the market, prices, buyers, or sellers. This is a observation of the free market at work that I find fascinating.

WhistlePig BourbonHunt Pro

As a way of adding more features to Bourbonr readers, you may recall that last summer we launched BourbonHunt. You’ve probably noticed that Bourbonr has not changed in any way. BourbonHunt is a separate site from the “pro” membership, with its own benefits. Thank you to everyone who supported Bourbonr by purchasing a “pro-” membership.