Rogue Spirits Expands Portfolio With Three New Single Malts

| September 22, 2022

Rogue Ales & Spirits recently unveiled a new bottle for its American single malt, Dead Guy Whiskey, while also expanding its portfolio with the release of new Dead Guy Whiskey expressions: Dead Guy Whiskey Stout Cask Finished and Dead Guy Whiskey Wine Cask Finished.

“Fifteen years after we first bottled Dead Guy Whiskey, we are thrilled to expand our American Single Malt portfolio,” said Steven Garrett, VP of business development, in a prepared statement. “It’s a wonderful time to add new expressions and double down on this emerging category that we’ve been working to perfect for almost two decades.”

Rogue first released Dead Guy Whiskey in 2006, and it was pot distilled from 100-percent malted barley at Rogue’s distillery on the Oregon Coast.

Dead Guy Whiskey

Rogue Ales & Spirits recently unveiled a new bottle for its American single malt, Dead Guy Whiskey, while also expanding its portfolio with the release of new Dead Guy Whiskey expressions: Dead Guy Whiskey Stout Cask Finished and Dead Guy Whiskey Wine Cask Finished. (image via Rogue)

The climate in Newport, Oregon featured fresh ocean air, it is said, which allowed the whiskey to breathe as it aged, they call it “ocean aging.” The process is meant to impart smooth, rich tastes to the single malts.

“For our Wine Cask Finished expression we sourced freshly dumped wine barrels from the reputable King Estate Winery in Eugene, Oregon,” Garrett said. “Bold fruit notes are accentuated by a rush of dark plum, tobacco and peppercorn in this one-of-a-kind whiskey.”

He said the Stout Cask Finished is uniquely Rogue, as they utilize barrels they make by hand at their onsite cooperage that previously aged a stout beer they brewed at their own brewery.

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“This whiskey has won best craft distilled whiskey at the highly acclaimed San Francisco World Spirits competition two of the last four years and is a real testament to everything we do at Rogue, from distilling to coopering to brewing,” Garrett added.

In addition to the new core line of whiskeys, Rogue has sights set on a single barrel project series in the near future to showcase the unique barrels being built at Rogue’s onsite cooperage.

Also in celebration of the new Dead Guy Whiskey, Rogue will host a Spooky Cocktail Contest. Those over 21 will be able to create a unique recipe using Dead Guy Whiskey by Oct. 10th for the chance to win $2,500. More information is available at their website, www.deadguywhiskey.com.

Rogue’s distiller’s tasting notes:

Dead Guy Whiskey

  • Taste: Fruity and bright, settles with hints of dark cocoa, vanilla and molasses.
  • Mash: 100% malted barley.
  • ABV: 40%.

Dead Guy Whiskey Stout Cask Finished

  • Taste: Dark and rich, full flavors of coffee, cocoa, and nougat combine for a long, velvety finish.
  • ABV: 48.5%.
  • Mash: 100% malted barley.

Dead Guy Whiskey Wine Cask Finished

  • Taste: Bold fruit notes are accentuated by a rush of dark plum, tobacco and peppercorn.
  • ABV: 47%.
  • Mash: 100% malted barley.

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