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Whistle Pig

Postby Mud » Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:19 am

Anybody ever try Whistle Pig 10 year old rye? Its $73 per bottle and I'm curious but at that price would like to know what others think.
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Re: Whistle Pig

Postby zedzedtop » Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:41 am

No but there has been a good deal of talk about the brand's less than honest presentation....

I certainly wouldn't turn it down though - interesting Canadian whiskies are few and far between.
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Re: Whistle Pig

Postby Mud » Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:28 pm

The bottle says Vermont. Hmmm.
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Re: Whistle Pig

Postby dutchmancreek » Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:51 pm

Sourced somewhere in Canada, bottled in Vermont. The guy that
started this used to be a master at Makers Mark.
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Re: Whistle Pig

Postby Mud » Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:35 pm

Not bothering then. Rectifiers can make some good stuff but that's not my thing. Thanks gents.
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Re: Whistle Pig

Postby Harry » Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:06 pm

dutchmancreek wrote:Sourced somewhere in Canada, bottled in Vermont. The guy that
started this used to be a master at Makers Mark.


I'm rather intrigued with the reference to the term "Master" currently in vogue in this game.

I was once a tradesman breadbaker, a "Journeyman baker". In those days the "Master baker" was what we called the tradesman or bakery owner who had up to 3 apprentices indentured in contract by law to him. IOW the tradesman who taught & passed on the skills of the calling. Hence there is the term of "Master's apprentices".

I wonder if that vernacular still applies in the distilling trade? Anyone know?
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Re: Whistle Pig

Postby Mud » Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:12 pm

There's no formal system in place by which credentials are given. From what I see humble people will always say they're still learning and assholes whose dads didn't love 'em use it in place of "head distiller".
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Re: Whistle Pig

Postby Tracker » Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:55 am

@ Harry, I took an ex charter boat skipper out fishing with me in my tinnie some time back but before we could leave the shore he insisted on the correct method of addressing the various crew members (2 of us only)
As it was my boat, I was to be referred to as the Master Mariner. As he was in control of the bait, he was to be referred to as the Master Baiter.


Any correlation with your musings?


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Re: Whistle Pig

Postby Harry » Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:55 am

Oh very droll sir! :lol:
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Re: Whistle Pig

Postby Tracker » Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:01 am

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Re: Whistle Pig

Postby sugarcreek » Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:49 am

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Re: Whistle Pig

Postby dad300 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:36 pm

CRM...Crew Resource Management

In aviation every flight should start with the Captain laying out the pecking order, who will do what and when. It even includes sleep scheduling!

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Re: Whistle Pig

Postby vb » Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:16 pm

100% Alberta Rye, distilled a little ways up the road from me.
I'm amazed they can sell it for 2x the cost that its sold for here.
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Re: Whistle Pig

Postby Kapea » Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:51 am

Round here on the fishing boats the guy rigging the baits has to serve a 7-year apprenticeship before being considered a master. The masters are easy to spot, with their seeing eye dogs and hairy palms.


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