Rough Rider Bull Moose 3 Barrel Rye


Long Island Spirits // New York, USA

community rating

3 out of 5 stars
( 41 )

Long Island Spirits founder Rich Stabile named their bourbon and rye whiskeys after the First United States Volunteer Cavalry - the "Rough Riders" - originally organized by Long Island's own Teddy Roosevelt in 1898 to fight in the Spanish-American War. Bull Moose is a nod to Roosevelt who, after being wounded in an assassination attempt said, "it takes more than that to kill a bull moose." From then on his Progressive Party was referred to as the "Bull Moose Party." The whisky (sourced), is 95% rye and 5% malted barley, aged in 3 types of casks - new American oak, then ex-bourbon and finished in casks that once held their Pine Barrens Single Malt (distilled from Blue Point Brewery Old Howling Bastard beer.)

  • age
  • Cost
  • abv
  • Rye
    Mash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
  • Cask Type
    new charred oak/ex-bourbon/ex-single malt

Tasting Notes

"The three different types of casks used each "season" the whiskey with their own influences. The new oak gives it cinnamon, clove and pepper spices. The ex-bourbon lends a subtle smoke and leather quality. The single malt cask adds white flower and pear notes. Everything comes together to create a very unique tasting whiskey."

Score 85

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