Rough Rider Straight Bourbon

Bourbon

Long Island Spirits // New York, USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    85
  • Avg. Rating

    3.36
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 87 )

Long Island Spirits named their 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. The whisky, sourced from LDI, is a mash bill of 60% corn, 35% rye and 5% malted barley. After initial aging in new charred oak, It is finished in merlot and chardonnay casks from local wineries. The wine casks themselves are washed in local brandy before the bourbon goes in for final aging.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    45.0
  • Bourbon
    Produced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
  • Cask Type
    new charred oak/ex-wine

Tasting Notes

"This tastes like a PB & J! LDI bourbon is very recognizable for having rich, sweet cereal and vanilla flavors with a distinct peanut characteristic in the finish. Adding this to casks influenced by wine and brandy makes it grapey. The rye gives it a zing of clove, pepper and allspice to round it out. It's the tastes of childhood comfort in a grown up glass!"

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Flavor Profile

Sweet & Rich