In the world of whiskey, the unveiling of WhistlePig’s 10th edition of The Boss Hog doesn’t just serve as a milestone; it’s a manifesto. Priced at a steep $599, this isn’t your run-of-the-mill bottle. From Vermont to the ancient resins of Frankincense and Myrrh, The Boss Hog X: The Commandments is a luxurious pilgrimage in a glass.
The Boss Hog X Commandments: Rulebook and Revolution
WhistlePig has long been on a mission to disrupt and redefine the whiskey landscape. This year, they’re amplifying their original five promises with the new “X Commandments,” a code that governs not just the 10th edition but all future iterations of this highly coveted collection. Each Commandment is a sort of pact between the distillery and the connoisseur: from being “Single Barrel” and “Bottled at Proof,” to being “Fearlessly First Amongst All Whiskeys,” this whiskey isn’t just a drink; it’s an audacious experience.
Each bottle comes dressed in more than just its liquid allure. The gift box itself is a collector’s piece, etched with the Commandments, and the bottle is crowned with a handmade pewter topper—crafted to represent the lawmaker and rule breaker of Rye Whiskey.
A Symphony of Unconventional Flavors
WhistlePig’s tenth Boss Hog journey begins in Vermont, the brand’s land of ‘milk and honey.’ Each barrel of Straight Rye Whiskey undergoes a two-step finishing process. Initially, it’s seasoned with an experimental spirit distilled from rye and whey, infused with aromatic resins—Frankincense and Myrrh—that impart nuanced notes of creme brulee, lemongrass, and rosemary. The grand finale involves aging in craft mead casks, which brings a soft, round finish, laced with hints of red berries and freshly crushed black pepper.
On the nose, the whiskey plays a sophisticated tune of honey, roasted cashew, fresh ginger, and floral elements. The palate is a complex dance of dried honey, raisin, and vibrant citrus. The experience closes with a lingering finish featuring sapwood and ground black pepper.
Breaking New Ground in Maturation
Crafted on WhistlePig’s Farm in Shoreham, Vermont, The Boss Hog X: The Commandments is nothing short of a maturation marvel. Meghan Ireland, Head Blender at WhistlePig, highlighted how the creation involved trialing with resins and breaking new ground in aging techniques. The final product isn’t just a world’s first; it’s a resounding celebration of the audacious paths that WhistlePig intends to tread in the coming decade.
If you’re looking to add this limited edition to your collection, take note: each 750ml bottle is bottled at proof, ranging between 105.3-107 (52.6-53.5% ABV). Also, collectors can authenticate their bottle using NFC technology on the back label. Clearly, this isn’t just a bottle of whiskey—it’s a blend of craftsmanship, innovation, and audacity, worthy of any connoisseur’s attention.
The Boss Hog X: The Commandments will be available across top-notch liquor stores, bars, and restaurants nationwide and online at shop.whistlepigwhiskey.com starting today. Ready to take the plunge?
Christopher Parr, is the Editor and Chief Content Creator for Pursuitist, and a contributing writer to USA Today, Business Insider — and the on-air host of Travel Tuesday on Live at 4 CBS. He is an award-winning luxury marketing veteran, writer, a frequent speaker at luxury and interactive marketing conferences and a pioneer in web publishing. Named a "Top 10 Luxury Travel Blogger” by USA Today, Parr has also been selected as the official winner in Luxury Lifestyle Awards’ 2023 list of the “Top 50 Best Luxury Influencers and Bloggers in the World.”