photo courtesty WhistlePig

WhistlePig from Vermont has been a rising star in the whiskey world and now has reached a pinnacle in its short but decorated history. Its latest edition, the Boss Hog IV: The Black Prince, was recently voted best whiskey in the world at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The Black Prince is an evolution in WhistlePig’s barreling program, finishing bold rye in European wine and spirits barrels. The very special whiskey has 95% rye in the mash bill, is aged in American Oak and then finished in Armagnac barrels. It is bottled at barrel strength, at around 124 proof. The suggested retail price is $499.99. 

“When I first came across these Armagnac barrels, I knew we were onto something special,” said Dave Pickerell, Master Distiller of WhistlePig. “Single barrel, bottled at barrel proof, with no burn. If we think it can be exceptional, we’ll try it—and boy, were we right in this case.”

Available where good whiskey is sold.