Pulling the cork on this excellent offering from WhistlePig Farm Distilling will not only gift you with a decadent waft of the richness within, but a hefty and expertly crafted pewter ornament hand chiseled by Danforth Pewter Works. If the weight of this ornament tells you anything – it’s that this whiskey certainly fulfills the emblem of “The Boss Hog”. The nose opens with a dance of rye spice and sweet toffee candies along with pops of dark raisins sprinkled with baking spices and black pepper. The tongue picks up the waltz of wonderment as layers of more warm rye over sweet vanilla bean and toasted oak boughs enrobe your mouth in sweetness. A lasting hit of brown sugar over ribbons of butterscotch and maple syrup soon follow for a finish that is kissed with dark stone fruits and hints of caramel covered toasted corn. WhistlePig Farm The Boss Hog 2nd Edition Spirit of Mortimer straight rye will leave you has happy as a ‘pig in muck’ and would certainly make its namesake and mascot squeal with pride … we know we did as soon as we took the first sip!