WhistlePig’s Boss Hog: The Greatest Rye Ever Made

WhistlePig’s Boss Hog: The Greatest Rye Ever Made

I was recently lucky enough to have been sent a bottle of Boss Hog from WhistlePig, and could not have better things to say about this Rye.

As I have written before, WhistlePig is a newer distillery based out of Vermont. Their current products include the WhistlePig 100/100 Rye (100% rye, 100 proof), and the Boss Hog. The Boss Hog is available in limited batches, is hand numbered with cask number and ABV. Continue reading “WhistlePig’s Boss Hog: The Greatest Rye Ever Made” »

The Deanston Virgin Oak Scotch Whisky

The Deanston Virgin Oak Scotch Whisky

This is one of the most interesting bottles of whiskey I have reviewed, for a number of reasons.

As an owner of a whisky blog, I sometimes get sent bottles from the marketing legs of a distillery. I was sent this bottle along with a beautiful hand-written card, and as a result I was inspired to try it immediately (twist my arm!) and write up my review. Only it didn’t exactly work out that way. I had my first dram, but after I had no idea what I wanted to say about it. I decided to give it a couple of days, and a couple more glasses to decide how I really felt about it, but then the holidays happened. Continue reading “The Deanston Virgin Oak Scotch Whisky” »

WhistlePig Rye: The Tremendous Truth

WhistlePig Rye: The Tremendous Truth

WhistlePig Farm 10 Year Vermont Rye is one of the most tremendous Rye’s ever to grace the world of whiskey, but there’s more to the story than you expect.

Some of you found this article searching for the truth about WhistlePig, some of you came here looking for a review and others because you were on the site and liked the named “WhistlePig”. Regardless of your reason, this blog will sate you.

Pour yourself a glass of something with a little bite to it, and let’s begin. Continue reading “WhistlePig Rye: The Tremendous Truth” »

Whiskey of the Week: The Glenrothes

All who like Scotch love whiskey, but all like whiskey don’t always love Scotch. If you’re a fan of Scotland’s greatest creation I implore you to get your hands on a bottle of Glenrothes.

Glenrothes is just one of the many “glen” named distilleries in Scotland, and while its name isn’t quite as well known as Glenfiddich or Glenlivet their whiskey is superior in just about every way possible. The distillery itself resides in the Speyside region, the same area of Scotland as the aforementioned lesser Glens.

For those of you not down with drinking a glass of liquid smoke and peat, don’t worry. The Speyside region’s malts are anything but musky, but contain many more interesting notes than the typically lighter highland malts.

The main characteristic of the Glenrothes is its tendency to be both vibrant and spicy, along with the typical characteristics found in a Speyside.
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