WhistlePig Boss Hog V - The Spirit of Mauve Rye Whiskey
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This Vth Edition from the Boss Hog series, The Spirit Of Mauve, is a celebration of Mauve, one of WhistlePig's founding celebrity pigs. Mauve’s lover, Mortimer, was tragically killed defending her honor in 2014 and was memorialized in a previous Boss Hog release. Mauve heroically persevered for the sake of their son, Mortimer Jr, but sadly joined Mortimer in heaven on Valentines Day. The pain of a broken heart can prove too much for even the strongest of pigs. The Spirit Of Mauve is a 13 Year Straight Rye Whiskey finished in Calvados Casks in honor of Mauves undying love of apples. The result is extraordinary. A fine balance between American power and French sophistication. There’s nothing else like it.
Mulled cider with cardamom aromas opens up to notes of candied ginger and a touch of pipe tobacco. A lovely caramel and vanilla nuance develops with time in the glass, and water wakens a gentle rye spice. On the palate are notes of maple syrup and pears, balanced by dark chocolate and a lingering French oak spice. The finish is lingering with a touch of charred oak and caramel, and maple syrup as the finish fades.