They say not every clap of thunder is followed by lightning. Rogue begs to differ.
The Rogue story begins with three friends opening a small craft brewery in 1988. They were searching for a proper place when founder Jack Joyce found himself stuck in an epic snow storm in Newport. There he ran into local legend "Mo" Niemi, famous for her clam chowder restaurant chain. One thing led to another and Rogue found its new home in the nice lady's commercial building, so long as he promised he'd keep an oldschool black & white photo of her sitting naked in a bath tub stuck right above the bar at all times. You can't make this stuff up. But ales and lagers weren't enough, no sir. They soon branched out and started distilling Whiskey and Gin as well. These guys aren't playing when they call their stuff "handcrafted". They grow their own grains, brew and distill as well as age and bottle everything on their own. They even have their own cooperage!
It's good to know that Rolling Thunder Stouted Whiskey is no different in that regard. It does, however, stand out from the crowd. Oh, you've heard of Rogue's Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout? Well, this one gets to sit in those deliciously dark stout barrels for 2 whole years. And that's after it's had its one-year rest in new Oregon Oak barrels. Imagine a Single Malt and Bourbon walking hand in hand. Now imagine them winning "Best in Class" at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2019. Thirsty yet?