Rough Rider Happy Warrior Cask Strength Straight Bourbon
Rough Rider // Long Island , USA
Rough Rider from Long Island Spirits is an ode to the first US Volunteer Cavalry assembled there by Teddy Roosevelt in 1898. This soldier is brought to field with MGP-made bourbon (60% corn, 35% rye, 5% malted barley mash bill) aged a minimum of 4 years in 55-gallon barrels and is married with older bourbon. This batch is then given a second maturation for 3 - 6 months in ex-merlot and chardonnay French oak casks that have been washed with aged brandy. The wine casks are sourced from local Long Island wineries and the brandy is distilled by LI Spirits. The bourbon is bottled at cask strength after the final mingling occurs.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak, ex-chardonnay, ex-merlot, and brandy-washed wine
"While this one is definitely a bruiser, the wine flavors don't pack too much of a wallop as much as they add a fruity complexity to the already spicy spirit. Toasted rye bread, caraway, cinnamon and clove spices taste as though spread with a layer of blackberry jam. This also adds a refreshing acidity to the overall effect, though it still finishes with a tickling burn. "