Storm Tossed Rye Whiskey

Whiskey and a Wager

Mischief’s Storm Tossed Rye is at the center of a spirited challenge between the Bering Sea’s most competitive Captains. Since 2013, Fremont Mischief Distillery has aged identical whiskey in identical barrels on the boats while these salty Captains fish for elusive King Crab. When the barrels returned from their adventures on the rough Bering Sea, Mischief distillers were astounded. Each whiskey had a radically different aroma and flavor. Waves, temperature, barometric pressure, even where the barrels are in the ship contribute to each whiskey’s unique flavor. We think you’ll be amazed at the differences in these four uniquely aged Storm Tossed Rye whiskeys too.

Vote For Your Favorite!

Which Captain Aged the Best Whiskey??

Capt. Casey & Capt. Josh’s 
Storm Tossed Rye Whiskey 
Aged on the f/v Cornelia Marie

TASTING NOTES:
Sweet & creamy caramel that backs off to a dry tobacco

GRAIN BILL:
Rye Grain & 20% Malted Barley

GEOGRAPHY:
Cascadia, Skagit & Willamette Valley

DISTILLERS NOTES:
These whiskey barrels traveled the frigid waters of the Bering Sea from Zhemchug Canyon to the Slime Banks of Cape Mordvinof aboard the F/V Cornelia Marie. This whiskey combines drastically different flavors with the best of both worlds – just like having two great Captains!

Capt. Sean Dwyer’s
Storm Tossed Rye Whiskey 
Aged on the f/v Brenna A

TASTING NOTES:
Unique notes of citrus, beach wood, and pepper.

GRAIN BILL:
Rye Grain & 20% Malted Barley

GEOGRAPHY:
Cascadia, Skagit & Willamette Valley

DISTILLERS NOTES:
Barrel-aged in the hold of the F/V Brenna A while fishing the deadly waters of the Bering Sea, this whiskey is not harsh at all, just like it’s Captain Sean! The best way to enjoy his rye is just how Sean has it – surrounded by family and friends. 

Capt. Keith Colburn’s
Storm Tossed Rye Whiskey 
Aged on the f/v Wizard

TASTING NOTES:
Sweet butter-cream forward & toasty nut brittle finish.

GRAIN BILL:
Rye Grain & 20% Malted Barley

GEOGRAPHY:
Cascadia, Skagit & Willamette Valley

DISTILLERS NOTES:
Captain Keith’s whiskey was barrel-aged in the warm engine room of the F/V Wizard while searching for elusive king crab in the rough waters of the Bering Sea. It’s Keith’s spirited whiskey challenge to his fellow salty competitors. If you ask him, his whiskey is by far the best.

Captain Sig Hansen’s 
Storm Tossed Rye Whiskey 
Aged on the f/v Northwestern

TASTING NOTES:
Hints of the briny sea, sweet smoke, and a warm toasty finish.

GRAIN BILL:
Rye Grain & 20% Malted Barley

GEOGRAPHY:
Cascadia, Skagit & Willamette Valley

DISTILLERS NOTES:
Barrel-aged in the bow, under the forward wheelhouse of the F/V Northwestern, this whiskey was thrashed by the turbulent icy waves of the Bering Sea. Just like this Captain, Storm Tossed Rye starts rough but mellows with age.

Captains for a CURE a fundraising success!

Captains for a CURE fundraiser and auction was held on Saturday, September 14th, 2019, and was hosted by Fremont Mischief Distillery, Trident Seafoods, Cameron Catering, and four of your favorite “Deadliest Catch*” Captains, all with the goal of raising $250,000 benefiting the American Parkinson Disease Association! We are beyond grateful to share that we surpassed that goal and have raised $375,000!!! These funds will provide support, education and research that will help everyone impacted by Parkinson’s disease live life to the fullest! We are also proud to share that APDA will be funding a research grant in honor of Chuck Bundrant. This grant has been awarded to Van Andel Institute to study a mutation in a protein called VPS35 that is known to cause Parkinson’s in some families. A recent study also found that people with PSP-P had a mutation in this protein. APDA feels that further studying this protein can have ramifications for PSP, and funding this research is a wonderful way to honor Mr. Bundrant.

 

 

The Captains came together to honor their friend and hero, Chuck Bundrant, Trident Seafoods Founder and Chairman, who was instrumental in helping them and many more get started in the fishing industry. Chuck lives an active life full of hope and optimism despite struggling with an atypical form of Parkinson’s disease, PSP. Funds raised will enable APDA to continue providing information, education, and support to all those impacted by Parkinson’s, and to fund scientific research into the disease’s causes, prevention, treatments, and ultimately the cure.

*“Deadliest Catch” is a registered trademark of DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS, LLC LIMITED and is not affiliated with Storm Tossed Rye Whiskey, Fremont Mischief Distillery, or the fundraiser for American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA).

In may 2017 we launched Captain’s Storm Tossed Whiskey Challenge 2!

We had a fabulous fundraiser last May to launch Storm Tossed 2 – Captain’s Whiskey Challenge. We were joined by captains, owners, fans & supporters and together we raised $20,085 in donations for the captain’s charities. The participants were able to purchase ‘shares’ of the white dog whiskey that was put into the captain’s barrels on 4 different ships to be aged at sea for 2 seasons. They were able to sign the barrels before they were placed on the ships as they headed out into the Bering Sea. We will see who’s whiskey comes back tasting better!

Here is the tally for Captains, Casks & Cocktails fundraising challenge:

  • Captain Casey & Captain Josh & crew
    supporting Cornelia Marie Cares: $6,035
  • Captain Sean & crew supporting ALS Development Therapy: $5,330
  • Captain Sig, Mandy, Nick & Crew supporting Sea Scouts: $5,305
  • Captain Keith/Wizard supporting Seattle Fishermans’ Memorial: $3,415

SEE MORE PICTURES HERE…

Follow the progress of the vessels as they fish in the Bering Sea this season and see how this next round of Storm Tossed whiskey is aging.

See the maps here… 

THE ORIGINAL STORM TOSSED WHISKEY CHALLENGE: OVER $25,000 DONATED!

WHISKEY AND A WAGER

Storm Tossed Rye Whiskey is at the center of a spirited Whiskey Challenge between Captain Sig of the F/V Northwestern and Captain Casey and co-Captain Josh Harris of the F/V Cornelia Marie. A fund raiser for the Seattle Fisherman’s Memorial and Sea Scouts, the Captain whose whiskey sells out first wins!

Each Captain’s whiskey has a unique flavor.

CAPTAIN SIG’S STORM TOSSED RYE:

Affectionately known as “bow bender”, was barrel-aged in the ship’s bow while in rough water of the West Bering Sea. It surges with deep, pungent flavor and a hint of the briny sea.

CAPTAIN CASEY & CO-CAPTAIN JOSH’S STORM TOSSED RYE:

Barrel-aged in the ship’s bow while fishing the smoother waters of the North Bering Sea near the ice pack. Intense yet smooth toasted caramel, woodsy smoke & slight hint of the salty sea.

Captain Sig lays down the challenge:

Where can you buy Storm Tossed Rye Whiskey?

You can buy Storm Tossed Rye for a limited time only at the following locations:

Fremont Mischief Distillery and Tasting Room

The following Washington Total Wine Locations:

  • Southcenter
  • Olympia
  • Federal Way
  • Bellevue
  • Lynnwood
  • Puyallup
  • Northgate
  • Silverdale

Captains Casey and Josh accept:

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