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  1. #61
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    Re: Whistle Pig Boss-Hog

    Quote Originally Posted by callmeox View Post
    Their twitter feed also does nothing to dispel the Vermont myth.

    There are a number of folks who point out the issue when necessary.
    I'm pretty sure this annoys Davin as well. I believe he wrote an article on this very subject conveying his disappointment. I'm sure Canadians are proud of this juice (and should be!) and I find it rather rude and disingenuous that Americans are taking credit for it.

    Keep hammering them everyone. Maybe the WP powers to be will get the picture and come around.
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    Re: Whistle Pig Boss-Hog

    Not bloody likely, bigger whoppers to come is the safe bet.
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  3. #63
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    Re: Whistle Pig Boss-Hog

    Saw it for the first time on the shelf today @ $169.00 and happily passed it by.

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    Re: Whistle Pig Boss-Hog

    And they say you can't get bullshit from a pig...

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    Re: Whistle Pig Boss-Hog

    Quote Originally Posted by TunnelTiger View Post
    Saw it for the first time on the shelf today @ $169.00 and happily passed it by.
    Their pricing is ridiculous.

    But what do I know? If supply is limited and the ones on the shelves are getting bought by someone....then the pricing is probably right.

    I just don't see many of us (the enthusiast) buying these up. Too many other amazing pours to be had for $170 a bottle. I can think of 30-50 off the top of my head.
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  6. #66
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    Re: Whistle Pig Boss-Hog

    Randy & I both tried a pour of the Boss Hog a week ago. We thought it was undrinkable. Randy described it as a petrol taste and I just wanted to spit it out or go back in time to before I took a sip. The sample we tried was from barrel #14. I'm generally enjoy the other products made from this same Canadian Rye, so maybe this was just a stinker of a barrel. But if that was the case, I find it hard to believe that someone as esteemed as Dave Pickerel would let this out the door as such a premium product.

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    Re: Whistle Pig Boss-Hog

    There's no shortage of 100% rye whisky, Alberta Distillers (owned by Jim Beam) cranks out a lot of it every day. Wait a minute, isn't the Beam brand Tangle Ridge also 10 years old? Think so.

    I'm not surprised that Mr. Pickerel, himself a former Beam employee, would choose Alberta as maker of "The finest Rye in the World", he used to say something similar about Makers Mark when he worked there.
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    Re: Whistle Pig Boss-Hog

    Quote Originally Posted by wadewood View Post
    Randy & I both tried a pour of the Boss Hog a week ago. We thought it was undrinkable. Randy described it as a petrol taste and I just wanted to spit it out or go back in time to before I took a sip. The sample we tried was from barrel #14. I'm generally enjoy the other products made from this same Canadian Rye, so maybe this was just a stinker of a barrel. But if that was the case, I find it hard to believe that someone as esteemed as Dave Pickerel would let this out the door as such a premium product.
    Gotta think it was a bad barrel or some other flaw. I have had a taste from two different bottles and thought they were excellent (One was barrel 10. Not sure if the other was a different barrel). Only bad thing was the painfully excessive price. Similar to Mastersons Batch 3 except it was barrel proof and more than twice the price.
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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    Re: Whistle Pig Boss-Hog

    We expect to pay more for barrel proof, certainly, but when Willet does one for 1/5 the price . . .
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  10. #70
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    Re: Whistle Pig Boss-Hog

    I've said it elsewhere and I'll say it again I think all these ultra-premium prices are part of an experiment by makers to see just how much they can charge before customers balk. I tasted the Boss Hog and liked it (not sure which barrel it was) but not nearly enough to pay $149. I have to think the Canadian makers are finally going wake up and see the $ potential in Rye and start selling it themselves. My other fear is that as these ultra-premium prices become the norm people will be immunized to price creep at the mid-tier level.

 

 

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