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The Boss Hog X

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The Boss Hog X

The Commandments





Twice Finished

Well Aged Rye

As a testament to WhistlePig’s devotion to creating, breaking and rewriting the laws of whiskey, we expanded The Boss Hog’s original five promises with The Commandments:

I. Single Barrel
II. Bottled at Proof
III. Powerfully Complex
IV. Distinctly Unique From Anything We’ve Done Before
V. Stupendous
VI. Fearlessly First Amongst All Whiskeys
VII. Inspired by the Unfamiliar
VIII. Irreverently Inventive
IX. Made for Drinking
X. Knows No Bounds

The Boss Hog X transcends tradition with a double finish inspired by our own land of milk and honey. Each barrel of Straight Rye Whiskey is aged in new American Oak before completing its journey in two unorthodox finishing barrels. The first is seasoned with our own experimental spirit – distilled from rye and whey, infused with aromatic resins from the genera commonly known as Frankincense and Myrrh  – delivering notes of creme brulee, lemongrass and rosemary to the final whiskey. The second and final finish is aged in craft mead casks, offering a mellow, round-bodied finish with hints of red berries and freshly crushed black pepper.

The result – thousands of years’ worth of wonder condensed into a bottle of biblical proportions, righteously rendered at barrel proof.

tasting notes

Honey, roasted cashew, fresh ginger, subtle floral notes.


Dried honey, raisin, and sharp, bright citrus.


Sapwood, fresh ground pepper.

The story of the stopper

Earlier Editions of the World's Best Rye Whiskey

The Boss Hog IX

Siren's Song

single barrel   |   barrel strength   |   twice finished well aged rye

Inspired by the first recorded circumnavigation of the globe, The Boss Hog VII: Magellan’s Atlantic is a Straight Rye Whiskey with an uncharted cask journey that stretches across continents. After seventeen years of slumber in American Oak, it first encounters new Spanish staves from the mountainous forests of northern Spain; a cask nearly impossible to tame yet well worth the effort. Crossing the Atlantic the whiskey finds its finish in fragrant South American teakwood.

The Boss Hog X

The Commandments

single barrel   |   barrel strength   |   twice finished well aged rye

Whiskey enlightenment captured with two entirely original barrel finishes.

The Boss Hog IX

Siren's Song

single barrel   |   barrel strength   |   twice finished well aged rye

An odyssey of aromas with two original finishes of Fig Nectar and Scratch Tentura.

The Boss Hog 六

The Samurai Scientist

single barrel   |   barrel strength   |   finished in umeshu barrels

The Boss Hog Edition 六 is the first American Whiskey finished using Japanese Umeshu, the result of a true collaboration between WhistlePig and Kitaya brewery on Japan’s Kyushu island.

The Boss Hog VII

Magellan’s Atlantic

single barrel   |   barrel strength   |   2 uncharted cask finishes

After seventeen years of slumber in American Oak, this exquisite whiskey is subject to 2 uncharted cask finishes.

The Boss Hog VIII

LapuLapu’s Pacific

single barrel   |   barrel strength   |   double finish in aged rum casks

In honor of our new hero, this rare edition sees a double finish in high toast, small batch, single island Philippine Rum casks, adding layers of warm spice and delicate tropical notes to an already deeply complex, well aged Rye Whiskey.