WhistlePig The Boss Hog II: The Spirit of Mortimer 13 year old (Barrel #1), 58.9%

Price: $189 Issue: Spring 2015 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

More Canadian core rye from WhistlePig, this time at full-bore. It's strong with rye, sweet with melon and dark chocolate notes, but with a wood character like the unfinished inside of an antique oak wardrobe. The antique wood is strong in the mouth, an oddly elegant note, but afterward comes the melon and chocolate, and oily, coiling rye. Interestingly complicated; a bit hard to make friends, but worth the time and effort.