Review: Archenemy Space Whiskey

Review: Archenemy Space Whiskey

Superstar whiskeys are outdated information. The brand new hotness: Whiskeys bottled to advertise a person film, as is the case with Archenemy, which is billed as “House Whiskey,” or extra precisely “House Straight Bourbon Whiskey.” Fist Is Hearth, per the tagline.

I don’t know what any of which means, as a result of I haven’t seen the 2020 Joe Manganiello automobile but. (It’s in my queue.) The film has one thing to do with an extra-dimensional superhero who loses his powers, and I suppose winds up in Kentucky or one thing, ingesting whiskey?

Anyhoo, right here’s what is definitely on this bottling:

Archenemy House Whiskey an excellent mix of two straight bourbon heaps. The primary distilled in June 2012 and the second in August of 2015. We saved these in conventional 53-gallon white oak barrels with a #2 char. The ensuing completed bourbon has a medium amber coloration. The bourbon is un-filtered to protect all the colour and taste.

It’s MGP bourbon, no mashbills out there, and whereas we all know when it was distilled, we don’t the proportions of the whiskeys or precisely when it was bottled. But it surely in all probability wasn’t too way back, so let’s assume this can be a 5 yr outdated straight bourbon. Credible, a minimum of.

And now we style.

The nostril is clear, with mild popcorn and a few peanut notes, moderated barrel char, and a touch of raspberry jam as soon as the whiskey opens up within the glass a bit — in any other case, no main surprises. The palate retains issues shifting alongside in stride, notes of Cracker Jack and brown butter dominating a simple however completely agreeable bourbon. Issues sweeten up because the palate develops, virtually giving the end a be aware of creamy peanut butter, tempered by simply the lightest layer of spice and a contact of baked apple notes. It might not precisely “make you are feeling like you may punch holes by way of spacetime,” however it would a minimum of get you thru a Tuesday night fairly sufficient.

P.S. Don’t miss the gathering of bottle pictures on Archenemy’s web site. The background of 1 has a enjoyable Easter egg for the astute drinker/net person.

90 proof.

B+ / $49 / join.legionm.com

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Archenemy House Whiskey

$49

Ranking

8.5/10

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