Rough Rider Bull Moose 3 Barrel Rye
Long Island Spirits // New York, USA
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.)
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew charred oak/ex-bourbon/ex-single malt
"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."