Thursday, November 06, 2014


WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey has announced the release of The Boss Hog: Spirit of Mortimer (58.9% ABV) the brands much anticipated follow-up to last year's Double Gold Medal winner at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

This latest 100 percent rye whiskey continues The Boss Hog legacy as WhistlePig's rarest premium expression, and is dedicated to WhistlePig's dearly departed mascot, a Kune Kune heritage-breed pig named Mortimer.

WhistlePig - The Boss Hog: Spirit of Mortimer
Each bottle of The Boss Hog: Spirit of Mortimer is sealed with a custom, hand-crafted Danforth Pewter top, depicting its winged namesake in flight.

Commenting on the new release, WhistlePig Founder and CEO Raj Bhakta, said: "The original Boss Hog was a huge success for us last year. We didn't want to simply reissue that edition for 2014, so we seized the opportunity to pay tribute to our beloved Mortimer in the most fitting way possible – by debuting our richest offering yet."

Only WhistlePig's finest barrels were eligible for The Boss Hog: Spirit of Mortimer. Aged nearly 14 years, 50 barrels were hand-selected by Master Distiller Dave Pickerell to comprise the exclusive release.

Also commenting on the new release, Dave Pickerell said: "The taste signature stays in-line with the high standard set by past WhistlePig releases. It maintains WhistlePig's familiar deep amber colour and rich notes of caramel, vanilla and oak, with undertones of mint and winter fruit, making for a warm, bold taste."

The Boss Hog: Spirit of Mortimer will be available from this month specialist retailers across the US for a RRP of $189.

Source: PR Newswire