WhistlePig Rye Whiskey’s The Boss Hog 六 Edition: The Samurai Scientist

Vermont's ultra-premium tipple gets finished in Japanese umeshu barrels

Inspired by Japanese-American biochemist Takamine Jōkichi, WhistlePig‘s The Boss Hog 六 Edition: The Samurai Scientist finds the award-winning brand’s straight rye whiskey finished in select Japanese umeshu barrels. For the limited release 120.5 proof liquor, WhistlePig partnered with Kitaya brewery on Japan’s Kyushu island. Kitaya produces sake, shōchū and umeshu, which is a flavorful liqueur made by steeping unripened ume fruits in sugar and alcohol. WhistlePig is …

Spirited Design: Sugarlands Distilling Company’s Roaming Man Whiskey

A spirit that shines from first glance to final drop

In the world of spirits, the contents take precedence—if whatever is inside is merely no good (or, sadly, in an abundant of cases, horrid) then stellar packaging cannot save it. Same goes for beer or wine or any other consumable good. But, when that rare moment arises, the instance that something happens to both look and taste good, we cherish it dearly—and praise it so that it …