There I was out on a Friday night at a bar with a Rogue Dead Guy in hand. Now before you jump into any conclusions I am talking about the whiskey and not an actual guy. After having enjoyed a smooth Willett single barrel (rye), there was no way I could leave the bar without trying the Rogue Dead Guy. Why? Well because the name alone made me curious.
Before this weekend’s instance, I had never heard of Rogue before. They are a distillery in the West Coast that not only produces whiskey, but also beers, Rums, Gin and Vodka. If you didn’t know I am also a beer girl and I always enjoy trying out new beers. Their beer list looks amazing and I would love to try those; however their whiskey is a product I do believe I will not try again.
I am certain that there are people out there who enjoy this whiskey. Maybe having gone from a very good rye, Willett Single Barrel (I will have a post about this one soon), to the Rogue whiskey might not have been a good choice, but nonetheless I was very disappointed with this whiskey.
On the nose to me it smelled like tequila, which made me think of white whiskey. I am not a fan of tequila, so the smell was a bit off-putting. On the palate I got notes of honey and oak. It wasn’t harsh, but was rather smooth with a very simplistic taste to it. If this is what you like, then this is a good whiskey for you. To me, it lacked depth and just left me wanting more. Off course, this is just my opinion!
I would honestly not buy it again, however I always encourage my readers to try a product no matter what my opinion is. Although I may not like it, you just might! When searching for costs I found an array of prices, the average looked to be around $40-$50 depending on where you buy. It’s actually a bit more than I had expected it to be.
Finally, if you’ve tried it and enjoy it, please do share your thoughts with me. I would love to hear from you.