Whistlepig Single Barrel Rye / The Boss Hog Samurai Scientist
The Saumura Scientist is the sixth edition (六) of The Boss Hog series from WhistlePig.
The Boss Hog range is a straight rye whiskey from the Vermont based distillery, Whistlepig Farm. Although they have recently began bottling their own distillate.
The expression is the result of WhistlePig's partnership with Kitaya, a sake, shochu and umeshu producer in Fukuoka Prefecture on Japan's Kyushu Island.
From Master Distiller Pete Lynch: "We finished one of our oldest whiskeys in barrels that held Kitaya's eleven-year-old umeshu. With umeshu being an intensely aromatic spirit, it does not take long to impart deeply complex flavours"
The bottle is displayed in a smart black box that includes an origami hog.