Rogue Spirits Dead Guy Whiskey

Rogue Spirits Dead Guy Whiskey

(0.75l, 40%)

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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
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery
    Rogue Spirits
  • Age
    2 Year Old
  • Chill Filtered?
  • Maturation
    New American Oak barrels

Flavor Spiral™

About The Flavor Spiral

orange zest
What does Rogue Spirits Dead Guy Whiskey taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Rogue Spirits Dead Guy Whiskey and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

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Tennessee Whiskey closely parallels Bourbon, but a final filter through sugar-maple charcoal (called the Lincoln County Process) is what some producers say differentiates Tennessee Whiskey from its Kentucky cousin. The finish is sweeter and smoother than Bourbon.

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.

The lingering finish is sweet and malty, the honey returns with another hint of nuttiness. 
Ratings & Reviews
Big fan of Rogue brewing, decided to try it on a whim. These guys make good alcohol.
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.
This stuff is one of my all-time favorites. The rye is even better!
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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