Rogue Spirits Dead Guy Whiskey

Rogue Spirits Dead Guy Whiskey

(0.75l, 40%)


7.1/10
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$47.99
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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 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!

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!
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Whiskey
  • Region
    Oregon
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
    Rogue Spirits
  • Age
    2 Year Old
  • Chill Filtered?
    No
  • Maturation
    New American Oak barrels

Flavor Spiral™

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honey
malty
vanilla
smoky
coffee
caramel
orange zest
cereal
nutty
What does Rogue Spirits Dead Guy Whiskey taste like?

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Corn Whiskey is a commercial product that must contain at least 80% corn, be distilled at less than 80% ABV (160 proof) and if wood-aged, may be aged in either used or new un-charred barrels.

Tasting Notes

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. 
Ratings & Reviews
James
James,
I will keep this simple, I like this! It’s different enough to stand out but still smooth with a lot of flavors you would find in a beer. My favorite is still Jameson Black Barrel. But this is a great too.
 
Keith
Keith,
This is easily the worst whiskey I’ve ever tasted. Like Richard P. said I don’t think you can call this whiskey. I’m not one to rate things even when I love or hate it, but I just can’t stress how bad this is. I’m only giving this 3 stars because the bottle is cool. Rogue needs to stick to beer because they do that well.
 
Richard
Richard,
Tried it years ago at the distillery and before the super cool bottle. Nice malt forward whiskey based on the malt bill of the dead guy ale.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Good beer good whiskey with a keeper bottle
 
Richard
Richard,
While I personally don't care for this, some people may enjoy it. The nose is a very strong beer wort smell, it's so strong and distinct I can't really pick anything else up. It doesn't taste anything like a traditional whiskey. I'm not sure whiskey is even an accurate description. If brandy is distilled wine, this is the beer equivalent. It's not for me.
 
Kirk
Kirk,
Big fan of Rogue brewing, decided to try it on a whim. These guys make good alcohol.
 
Jessica
Jessica,
Before I followed through with it, I read a lot of reviews online and things don't look too favorable for this whiskey. I stubbornly still bought it because I'm obsessed with their Dead Guy Ale which by far no question is my most favorite beer in the world. How can things go possibly that wrong from a brand that has treated me so well, right? Power of suggestion from some reviews say things smell and taste cheesy and aint gonna lie, def got that from a cairns glass straight out of the bottle. I let it sit and open up more, added a few very tiny drops of water and I'm not thinking that it disappoints at all. I like the subtle coffee note it delivers on the middle and back end with a touch of spice packed with caramel, vanilla, and honey. Cant get past that cheese though, wish I could have unread that review maybe I wouldn't have picked it out. But cheese needs to be on that flavor profile fo sho.
 
Calvin
Calvin,
This stuff is one of my all-time favorites. The rye is even better!
 
Carlos
Carlos,
I bought this because I am a fan of their beers and I must say I am now a fan of their whisky. The flavor profile what’s right on point. Very smooth and it has moved up to the top of my list at this price range
 
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