WhistlePig The Boss Hog | The Samurai Scientist Katakana Edition

1 of 1,000 bottles produced. Single Barrel, Bottled at Proof, Powerfully Complex, Distinctly Unique From Anything We’ve Done Before. Stupendous.

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WhistlePig The Boss Hog | The Samurai Scientist Katakana Edition

On the rare occasion that Dave Pickerell’s five promises are realized, we release a whiskey that epitomizes WhistlePig’s odyssey to unlock the potential of Rye Whiskey.

The Boss Hog Edition 六 is the first American Whiskey finished using Japanese Umeshu, the result of a true collaboration between WhistlePig and Kitaya brewery on Japan’s Kyushu island.

This well aged Straight Rye Whiskey was created using koji fermentation. Each bottle is adorned with The Samurai Scientist – Jōkichi Takamine – who pioneered koji fermentation in the American whisky industry over a century ago.

Each bottle barrel is bottled at strength, between 120 – 122 proof.


WhistlePig The Boss Hog | The Samurai Scientist Katakana Editionn Tasting Notes

Intensely aromatic, with cinnamon, maple, and toasted marshmallow that develops with time in the glass.
Tobacco, ginger, baking spices, and savory umami creating a remarkably rich, nuanced and elegant profile lending to soft, sweet notes that further color the mosaic of flavor.
Incredibly long, with oak spice, char, and just a touch of smoke lingers as the finish fades.


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Weight 3.5 lbs
Dimensions 5.5 × 6.5 × 15 in

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Alcohol Type



Rye Whiskey






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