WhistlePig The Boss Hog The Samurai Scientist

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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.

Their story started in 2007 when the founding crew bought a farm in The Green Mountain State and discovered a stock of a decade-old Canadian Whisky. WhistlePig's M.O. is taking old school approaches, adapting them to new ways and looking for the best methods to create Spirits. This time, they kicked the status quo in the 'nads by creating something completely different: WhistlePig The Boss Hog Edition 六: The Samurai Scientist. That cool lookin' symbol there is Kanji for number 6 and yes, this is the sixth chapter in the Boss Hog saga. It's there because WhistlePig unlocked the potential of Rye Whiskey once again with a Japanese twist. The Boss Hog Edition 六 is the first American Whiskey finished with Japanese Umeshu from Kitaya brewery in Kyushu. Umeshu is a traditional liqueur made by soaking Japanese apricots in Shochu. Plus, the Whiskey itself was made using koji fermentation (special Japanese fungus), while each bottle carries an image of Jōkichi Takamine, the Japanese scientist that worked in the US a century ago. WhistlePig Boss Hog Edition 六 is a bold experiment and a sumptuous way of saying "Hold my Whiskey, I'm doing this." Bottled between 120 and 122 proof, ABV may vary.

Bottle Size: 750ml


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After several orders I can say that I have been overly pleased with everything.

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This an excellent whiskey with a good favor profile

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Appreciate that I could find this unique bourbon for Father's Day! Great price and super fast shipping! Thank you so much!

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