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Rogue Spirits Dead Guy Whiskey

Rogue Spirits Dead Guy Whiskey

Size: 0,75 l
(40.0% ABV)
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  • BrandRogue Spirits
  • CategoryAmerican Whiskey
  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionOregon
  • DistilleryRogue Spirits
  • Age2 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Whiskey
  • Maturation New American Oak barrels
  • Alcohol40.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.

Despite the name, this guy is alive and kickin'!

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 old school black & white photo of her sitting naked in a bathtub 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!

The dudes at Rogue are perhaps most known for their Dead Guy Ale and this Whiskey is its distant, boozier cousin. It's just as true to their from-scratch mindset as the rest of their lineup, though.

Dead Guy Whiskey, then, is based on the aforementioned notorious ale's wort, and if you ask us, this is the way to use it. As you'd expect, the wash is brewed in their next-door brewery. It's then pot-distilled, after which it spends at least 2 years in new American Oak barrels. What comes out after a bit of necromancy is a pretty lively fella — for a dead guy!

Rogue Spirits Dead Guy Whiskey guided tasting: Brad Japhe takes us on a tasting adventure through the Whiskeyverse of Advent Calendar 2021.

Flavor Spiral TM
  • honey honey
  • malty malty
  • vanilla vanilla
  • smoky smoky
  • coffee coffee
  • caramel caramel
  • orange zest orange zest
  • cereal cereal
  • nutty nutty

Appearance / Color
Light gold.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Starts with honey and grassy notes, as well as some cereal, smokiness, caramel and citrussy notes — think orange zest.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The honey is ever-present on the palate, continuing into malty and vanilla notes with smokey overtones. There's some coffee and caramel in there as well.

Finish
The lingering finish is sweet and malty, the honey returns with another hint of nuttiness. 

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Despite the name, this guy is alive and kickin'!

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 old school black & white photo of her sitting naked in a bathtub 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!

The dudes at Rogue are perhaps most known for their Dead Guy Ale and this Whiskey is its distant, boozier cousin. It's just as true to their from-scratch mindset as the rest of their lineup, though.

Dead Guy Whiskey, then, is based on the aforementioned notorious ale's wort, and if you ask us, this is the way to use it. As you'd expect, the wash is brewed in their next-door brewery. It's then pot-distilled, after which it spends at least 2 years in new American Oak barrels. What comes out after a bit of necromancy is a pretty lively fella — for a dead guy!

Rogue Spirits Dead Guy Whiskey guided tasting: Brad Japhe takes us on a tasting adventure through the Whiskeyverse of Advent Calendar 2021.

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  • BrandRogue Spirits
  • CategoryAmerican Whiskey
  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionOregon
  • DistilleryRogue Spirits
  • Age2 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Whiskey
  • Maturation New American Oak barrels
  • Alcohol40.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.
Flavor Spiral TM
  • honey honey
  • malty malty
  • vanilla vanilla
  • smoky smoky
  • coffee coffee
  • caramel caramel
  • orange zest orange zest
  • cereal cereal
  • nutty nutty

Appearance / Color
Light gold.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Starts with honey and grassy notes, as well as some cereal, smokiness, caramel and citrussy notes — think orange zest.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The honey is ever-present on the palate, continuing into malty and vanilla notes with smokey overtones. There's some coffee and caramel in there as well.

Finish
The lingering finish is sweet and malty, the honey returns with another hint of nuttiness. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 129 reviews
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(19)
38%
(49)
31%
(40)
10%
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6%
(8)
J
John
It's a very typical bourbony b...

It's a very typical bourbony bourbon.

J
Jen
Pretty Darn Good!

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guest
It's Alright, I Guess

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M
Mandy
Very sweet. Has a thinner mout...

Very sweet. Has a thinner mouthfeel and a little bit of smokiness. Not terrible and not great- somewhere in the middle

M
Michael
Bland

Bland