The collaboration started when the folks at Parlor and WhistlePig met up on the mountain, and decided to find a way to incorporate the staves from WhistlePig’s barrels into a ski.
The end result is the “Boss Hog” package, which includes a bottle of WhistlePig’s most exclusive, high-end whiskey, the “Boss Hog V: The Spirit of Mauve,” and a custom ski from Parlor that features sidewalls made from the very oak staves in which the Boss Hog V whiskey was aged.
As for the whiskey, the Boss Hog is a 13-year, barrel strength, straight rye whiskey that’s finished in Calvados casks, and Whistlepig describes it as, “A unique blend of sweet and spiced flavors with a fine balance between American power and French sophistication. There’s nothing else like it.”
As for the skis, the Boss Hog package includes a custom “ski fitting” with Parlor to dial in the shape and construction for you, and then Parlor will finish your ski with the stave sidewalls and Boss Hog graphic.
All in all, this is a pretty sweet collaboration. It’s definitely not cheap, but it sure sounds to us like the perfect gift for the person who truly loves both fine whiskey and gorgeous skis. (We know more than a few of those folks.)
Check out the whole package here.