This Whistle Pig dinner at Rye will be biblical
Vermont distillery WhistlePig Whiskey has released its tenth bottling of The Commandments, its most expensive (and most experimental) series, which means Dallas restaurant Rye. Craft Food and Drink is pulling out a bible for a ten course pairing dinner on Wednesday, November 8. Terrific whiskey and incredible food at one of our favorite Dallas restaurants? Count us in.
“WhistlePig The Boss Hog X: The Commandments” is rye whiskey aged in new oak barrels and sourced from Canada. WhistlePig finished this limited-edition whiskey in two unusual types of barrels. The first finishing barrel contained an unorthodox spirit that WhistlePig distilled from rye and whey and infused with aromatic resins from Boswellia and Commiphora trees. According to WhistlePig, these resins are commonly known as Frankincense and Myrrh and imbue the whiskey with notes of crème brûlée, lemongrass and rosemary. A second finishing in craft mead casks then followed.
“The Commandments (series) reinforce our dedication to creating transformative whiskeys and the world’s most daring cask finishes,” WhistlePig Head Blender Meghan Ireland said in the news release. “The creation of The Boss Hog X exemplifies just that. After the first several trials with resins, I began to doubt whether it was possible to harness them for maturation. The whey / rye spirit was a breakthrough, and well worth it in the end. This is not only a world first, but a celebration of the abundance to come with the next decade of The Boss Hog.”
Bottled between 105.3 and 107 proof, WhistlePig The Boss Hog X: The Commandments has a suggested retail price of $599.99 per 750-milliliter bottle.
Rye says its celebratory Whistle Pig dinner will “be one of truly biblical proportions. We’ll follow the 10 Commandments and use each (whiskey in the collection) as the inspiration for 10 courses and 10 pours of Whistle Pig including:
Sticky 5 spice pork cheek
Beef 2 ways: dry aged and milk-fed veal
Whole octopus in honey & wine
Foie gras cannoli
Boss Hog 10
Yes, you’ll need a reservation. $375++. Go here.