The New Boss Hog IX "Siren's Song" Collection

In case you haven't heard, WhistlePig has recently unveiled its newest collection of the famed "Boss Hog" series: Siren's Song. According to the distinguished distillery, this new series is: "Single Barrel, Bottled at Proof, Powerfully Complex, Distinctly Unique From Anything We’ve Done Before. Stupendous."

They go on to say: 

"This autumn we unveil the latest chapter in The Boss Hog odyssey, a journey through parts previously unknown in the world of whiskey. It begins with some of the oldest Rye on our Farm. Then, a double finish in barrels formerly belonging to Greek fig nectar and scratch made Tentura – a Greek style liqueur inspired by Ancient Patras.

Siren’s Song is the result… an adventure for the ages, befitting its own ode. It beckons you with refrains of supple sweetness and exotic spice. Honoring our five promises for every edition of The Boss Hog, you are guaranteed a stupendous and powerfully complex whiskey; single barrel in origin, bottled at proof and unique from anything you’ve ever before tasted. And for the first time ever, the cask finishes for this particular edition were crafted by our own whiskey makers: Liz Rhoades and Meghan Ireland.

The dynamic duo were inspired by the Muses of Greek Mythology – each of whom is depicted on one of nine bespoke pewter toppers: Calliope, Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, and Urania. Amass them all if you dare; these others of creation also birthed the mischievous and mysterious sirens.

Another first for the collection – the back label of The Boss Hog IX comes equipped with NFC technology, enabling collectors to authenticate and register their treasure with one tap of a smartphone.

A happy homecoming awaits…

This rare and outstandingly complex whiskey is barrel strength, bottled between 102.5 – 106.2 proof."

"Another first for the brand is the back label of this release utilizes NFC technology to allow owners of this bottle to verify it’s authenticity–a step that Buffalo Trace Distillery implemented a few years ago with it’s Antique Collection.

Finally, and not to directly compare this product to Blanton's by any means, but not unlike the famous jockey and horse topper from Frankfort, KY–the topper for the limited edition rye from Shoreham, VT has collectible variants: Calliope, Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, and Urania.  Each Greek Muse having it’s own eloquently designed pewter topper.  Can you imagine collecting all nine of these? If you want to, all 9 are available on! That would make for one hell of an expensive collection! 

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