WhistlePig The Boss Hog III: The Independent 14 year old, 60.3%

Price: $300 Issue: Spring 2017 Reviewer: Davin de Kergommeaux

So much wood, so beautifully integrated into dry straw, black fruits, and tart, pink grapefruit juice. Dry, with a farmy earthiness, and like the scotch hogsheads it was finished in, bigger than life. Icing sugar, red wine, and floral perfume. WhistlePig was the original U.S.-bottled Canadian 100% flavoring rye and after 4 years flexing in Vermont its muscles are enormous.