Teddy Roosevelt, native Long Islander, organized the United States First Voluntary Calvary, commonly known as the Rough Riders, in 1898. The group was composed of 1,250 men from across the country, including cowboys, Indians, and other Wild West types, as well as Ivy League athletes and aristocratic sportsmen from the East. This disparate group shared a common purpose; the pursuit of adventure, independence, and excellence. Despite winning the Battle of San Juan Hill, the Rough Riders disbanded in Montauk Point after only 137 days of service. Rough Rider Straight Bourbon is inspired by the uncommon virtues of those men. We meticulously handcraft each small batch at Long Island Spirits. Just miles from the spot where the Rough Riders parted.