October 24, 2019 — ‘Tis the season for whiskey sipping and Rogue Ales & Spirits offers four unique, American-made whiskeys that will warm you up on the coldest days: Dead Guy Whiskey, Oregon Single Malt Whiskey, Oregon Rye Malt Whiskey and Rolling Thunder Stouted Whiskey.
“Over the past 16 years, we have been fine-tuning the way we make our spirits and that is reflected in the quality of both the product and the packaging,” says Rogue Director of Spirits Dewey Weddington. “Rogue whiskeys are all hand crafted, from distillation to bottling, under one roof at our Newport, Oregon headquarters. Our home in the Pacific Northwest, provides a climate that is ideal for crafting malted whiskey.”
Rogue’s award-winning whiskeys are perfect for winter sipping and make great holiday gifts.
Dead Guy Whiskey is made from the same malts as Rogue’s notorious Dead Guy Ale, malted two row barley, munich and crystal malts, to create a unique whiskey wash that offers an intriguing range of flavors. Aged more than two years, the finished whiskey has dark cocoa, coffee and caramel notes that are reminiscent of Dead Guy Ale. This whiskey is not only great to sip, but also holds up in a spirit-forward cocktail. In 2018, Dead Guy was named ‘Best Oregon Whiskey’ at the International Whisky Competition.
Rogue Oregon Single Malt is a whiskey that provides a clear sense of Rogue’s home along the Yaquina Bay with soft malt notes, subtle hints of smoke and briny sea air. Crafted from malted Two Row Barley that is 10% smoked with apple and alder, the wash is brewed at the Rogue brewery just yards from the distillery. After distillation, it is aged for a minimum of five years in char 3 new American Oak barrels. Exemplifying the American single malt category, Rogue Spirits Oregon Single Malt recently won a gold medal at the 2018 World Spirits Competition.
Rogue Oregon Rye Malt undergoes a malting process that softens the spice notes typical of rye whiskeys and makes for a more approachable whiskey that builds in flavor. The barley in the mash bill (52% rye, 48% barley) further rounds out the taste and mouthfeel creating an easy sipping experience. Complex nuttiness is softened by light caramel and a hint of citrus leading to cinnamon, nutmeg and black pepper. This rye has received multiple awards, including the Double Gold medal in the 2018 World Spirits Competition.
Rolling Thunder Stouted Whiskey is the culmination of all things ‘Do It Yourself’ from Rogue. This limited-edition whiskey is distilled at Rogue's distillery, then aged in barrels built by hand at Rogue's cooperage, Rolling Thunder Barrel Works. These barrels had already aged an Imperial Stout brewed by Rogue's brewery. The final product is a 3-year aged American Single Malt -- aged one year in new Oregon Oak barrels and two years in stout saturated Oregon Oak barrels. Rolling Thunder Stouted Whiskey combines the spice and citrus tones of Oregon Oak, the flavor of the original whiskey and the deep, dark tones from the Stout. It is big, bold and a true one-of-a-kind whiskey that bridges the gap between Single Malt and Bourbon. Rolling Thunder Stouted Whiskey won Double Gold and Best Craft Distiller Whiskey at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.