OK, guilty. In 2021, co-hunk stars Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley of the teenage targeted wildly popular TV series Vampire Diaries launched Brother’s Bond Bourbon. Yes, I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical initially of this celebrity endorsed juice by a couple of teeny bopping “heart throbs”. But these guys have turned heads (for whiskey quality, mmkay) and embarked on an impressive start to their whiskey journey.
Their initial releases have racked up numerous tasting awards. There’s legit good street buzz about their product. That’s all well and good certainly. But from what I’ve gathered, they are truly into Bourbon. They get out there and hustle at tastings. In short, they aren’t absentee owners. More than one source within Bourbon Country’s retail industry has told me they are good dudes. Down to earth. Very approachable. You have to appreciate that.
Following on the heels on their July 2022 Limited Edition Cask Strength Bourbon release, they are now debuting 2 new whiskies to their portfolio.
And we like this level of transparency, ALL their liquid is openly sourced from MGP Ingredients, distilled and aged.
“Cask Strength Bourbon”
- 115.1 Proof
- Blend of 70 barrels
- Marriage of 3 different mash bills
- SRP $84.99
- Available now at select retailers
“American Blended Rye”
- 95 Proof
- Four-grain whiskey
- 77% rye, 16%corn, and 7% wheat and barley
- Combines both Bourbon and Rye (hence not “Straight Rye”)
- SRP $59.99
- Available not at select retailers and online HERE
“We’ve been dedicated to the growth of Brother’s Bond Bourbon since its inception, and the new release of our Cask Strength and launch of our Rye Whiskey is proof that we’ve established our place in the industry and can compete with top distillers,” said Co-Founder Paul Wesley.
Co-Founder Ian Somerhalder added, “We’ve put a great deal of passion and hard work into the expansion of our portfolio, so we hope anyone having our whiskey loves the new Rye and Cask Strength as much as we do.” He continued, “As we were hand selecting the three unique mash bills, we wanted to push the limits with more robust and dynamic flavors and match the richness of our Original Cask Strength bourbon. We also knew that we had to create a rye like no other that will continue to develop consumer palates as they dive deeper into the whiskey world.”
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