Thursday, August 25, 2016

WhistlePig, The Boss Hog: The Spirit of Mortimer

In addition to their flagship 10 year whiskey, WhistlePig also produces annual, limited edition whiskeys. This is the second rendition of Boss Hog, named Spirit of Mortimer.  Released in 2014, it pays tribute to the distillery mascot, Mortimer, who had recently passed away. His spirit indeed lives on, atop the bottle in the form of a heavy pewter top


- 100% rye, single barrel
-Barrel #10

-13 years old

-Price: $199

Nose: Spicy with an aroma of pine trees, pepper, and oregano, emphasized by delicate sweet notes of caramel, vanilla, and maple.

Taste: Creamy with a lively entry of
vanilla jellybeans and caramel. It's extremely bright with a delicious pine tree presence. Waves of spice absorb onto the palate, with notes of  anise, black pepper, and tannin.

Finish: Rich and balanced. A sweet spice and oak tannin lingers for a long, mouth watering experience.

Conclusion: The Spirit of  Mortimer will indeed live on, as this will always have a place in my heart. From nose to finish, it's a well balanced, complex, and delicious rye whiskey. No doubt it exceeded my much so that I've started looking for another bottle! 

My Rating:  A (Great) 

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