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Whistle Pig Boss Hog V: The Spirit of Mauve Launch

Join us as we launch the 5th and final Boss Hog by Dave Pickerel - The Whistle Pig Boss Hog V: The Spirit of Mauve. Attendees will get the exclusive first preview of the Boss Hog V along with a guided tasting by the Whistle Pig Steward, Tony Devencenzi.

Noah Sweat once said, “when you say whiskey you mean the oil of conversation, the philosophic wine, the ale that is consumed when good fellows get together, that puts a song in their hearts and laughter on their lips, and the warm glow of contentment in their eyes.”

A 13 Year straight Rye Whiskey finished in Calvados Casks, The Boss Hog V - The Spirit of Mauve is one of those whiskies. Join us as we celebrate this beautiful whiskey, its inspiration, and the man behind it. We’ll be pairing this treat with the Wingtip rendition of Chicken and Waffles. Trust us, this is a natural pairing that you won’t want to miss. Not sure what Calvados casks are all about? We’ve got you covered there too. With your ticket, you’ll receive:

  1. A Whistle Pig Farmstock Rye Old Fashioned (using the barrel-aged maple syrup made at the Whistle Pig farm in Vermont)

  2. 1oz Château Du Breuil 15yr - This is a double distilled Calvados, which spends a decade-and-a-half aging in Normandy, before being bottled

  3. 1oz Boss Hog V The Spirit of Mauve

  4. Wingtip 'Chicken & Waffles' 

Tickets are $65/person. This is a rare opportunity as the Boss Hog V will be served at the bar for $60. We kindly ask members to limit their RSVPs to a +1. Please email to RSVP.


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SHOREHAM, Vt., Sept. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, WhistlePig Rye Whiskey announces the release of The Boss Hog V: The Spirit of Mauve, the fifth edition of their most profound whiskey. As the biggest and best expression of WhistlePig, The Boss Hog is only produced when the brand feels they can create something superior to anything they have previously made. This marque fulfills the five promises WhistlePig makes to each edition of The Boss Hog: single barrel, bottled at barrel proof, powerfully complex, distinctly unique from anything they have done before, and stupendous. The Boss Hog V targets the senses with a unique balance between sweet and spiced flavors and a fine balance between American power and French sophistication.

The Spirit of Mauve is a celebration of one of the brand's founding celebrity pigs. Mauve's lover, Mortimer, was tragically killed defending her honor in 2014, and was memorialized in The Boss Hog, second edition, The Spirit of Mortimer. Mauve persevered for the sake of their son, Mortimer Jr., but she sadly passed away this Valentine's Day, presumably of a broken heart. The Spirit of Mauve is a 13 Year Straight Rye Whiskey finished in Calvados Casks in honor of Mauve's undying love of apples. Each bottle features a handcrafted Danforth pewter stopper in the shape of Mauve ascending to heaven and a casket-inspired gift box. 

"The Spirit of Mauve is my favorite Boss Hog release so far. It is full flavored yet subtle, with lots of warm spice and apple notes. It's like drinking Grandma's apple pie." explains Dave Pickerell, Master Distiller for WhistlePig.

The former editions of the line include The Boss Hog IV: The Black Prince (2017), which was named Best in Show at the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, The Boss Hog III: The Independent (2015), Boss Hog II: The Spirit of Mortimer (2014) and The Boss Hog (2013). This newest edition is bottled at barrel proof and the suggested retail price is $499.99.

Flavor Profile of The Boss Hog V
Nose: Mulled cider, cardamom, candied ginger and a touch of piper tobacco. Caramel, vanilla and gentle Rye spice develops with time in the glass.

Palate: Maple syrup and pears are balanced by dark chocolate and French oak spice. With water, the spice moves front and center and a vibrant, fruit-forward character develops.

Finish: Lasting spice and a touch of charred oak and caramel, maple syrup lingers as the finish fades.

Founded in 2008, WhistlePig is the premier aged Rye Whiskey, featuring the bold and often untapped flavor of rye. WhistlePig is leading a surge of innovation in the emerging field of North American whiskey. As the most decorated Rye Whiskey – having received the coveted 'Best in Show Whiskey' title from the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition-- WhistlePig is widely viewed as the world's finest Rye. With the opening of its distillery on its 500-acre Vermont farm in the fall of 2015, WhistlePig has also become one of the leading farm-to-bottle Rye Whiskeys in the world.