WhistlePig finishes rye whiskey in umeshu barrels

Vermont-based producer WhistlePig has launched a limited edition 16-year-old rye whiskey finished in umeshu-seasoned barrels, called The Boss Hog: The Samurai Scientist. WhistlePig partnered with Japanese brewery Kitaya, which produces saké, shōchū and umeshu, to create the limited edition offering. Kitaya is located near Yame City in the Fukuoka Prefecture of Kyushu Island. It is the sixth edition in WhistlePig’s Boss Hog range, which includes expressions aged in a variety of casks such as Scotch…

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