WhistlePig’s Seventh Edition of The Boss Hog Breaks New Ground as First and Only Whiskey Finished in Rare Spanish and South American Casks.
The Boss Hog VII: Magellan’s Atlantic, embodies WhistlePig’s continued quest to take American whiskey into uncharted territory. The limited-edition features Straight Rye Whiskey aged for 17 years in American Oak, then finished in rare Spanish Oak, followed by a second finish in South American Teakwood casks.
Inspired by the first recorded circumnavigation of the earth, The Boss Hog VII: Magellan’s Atlantic captures the historic voyage of an intrepid crew who embarked from Spain in 1519 and made landfall in present-day Brazil.
Unlike American white oak, this Spanish oak is high in tannins, knotty and porous. Although the casks are prone to leakage and excess evaporation, the wood delivers intense flavours, with heightened interaction between spirit and oak, creating unparalleled complexity in the whiskey.
On the nose, Magellan’s Atlantic is intensely aromatic, with cinnamon sugar, allspice, and maple. With time, toasted wood notes arise alongside creamy vanilla, roasted almonds, and a touch of ground espresso. Spicy cloves and sweet brandied cherries abound, with baking spices rampant. A closer look reveals subtle hints of charred oak, sage, and dark chocolate. Finishing with everlasting gobs of cinnamon, oak spice, and a gentle warmth demand another sip.
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