The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey

Tasting Notes


THE GANGS OF NEW YORK In the mid- to late-1800s, many of New York’s poorest areas were riven by violent gang warfare. In the lower Manhattan area was the poorest and most squalid area of all, The Five Points. This was a slum of disease, depravity and destitution. And it was here that the most famous – or notorious – gangs of all ruled the streets.

THE DEAD RABBITS The Dead Rabbits were a notorious Irish immigrant street gang whose sworn enemies were the nativist anti-immigrant Bowery Boys. Their antagonism came to a head in a notorious riot that raged for days in 1857. Up to a thousand gang members were involved before order was finally restored. The leader of the Dead Rabbits was John Morrissey, a notorious figure who would later go on to become a Democratic congressman and senator.


From Producer:

The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey is aged for five years in bourbon casks and then finished in small virgin oak casks, made especially for The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey.


Review From Master of Malt:

NOSE: Cedar, toasted brown sugar, apricot-filled pastries.

PALATE: Caramel and vanilla sit up front, with notes of nutmeg, milky coffee and macadamia developing in the background.

FINISH: Lingering waxy fruit and a tickle of black pepper.

$43.00 each