The Dead Rabbits were a notorious Irish immigrant street gang whose sworn enemies were the nativist anti-immigrant Bowery Boys. The leader of the Dead Rabbits was John Morrissey, a notorious figure who would later go on to become a Democratic congressman and senator. Describing the taste of Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey is like trying to describe a thrill. You know it when you feel it. And once you have actually experienced it, well you know what has to come next. At first sight is thick, rich, liquid gold. It’s a good start. Inhale slowly. First, bourbon comes out swinging, followed by vanilla. Then the rest of the gang pile in: spice, fruit, malt. Now you know what you’re up against. Take a sip. Now that first encounter turns into attitude – this is a punchy, heavy-hitter. While the bourbon and vanilla are working you over in a one-two, the spice notes are running riot. This is classic Irish with a definite edge.