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Brother’s Bond is the creation of Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley. They aren’t brothers, per se, however they’re each actors who appeared on The Vampire Diaries. The model — expressly designed to focus on Millennials — is MGP inventory, a non-age-statement whiskey made with a four-grain mashbill of 65% corn, 22% rye, and the rest wheat and barley. (Be aware that MGP doesn’t make a four-grain spirit with this (or another) mashbill; that is really a mix of three completely different bourbons variously made with wheat or rye.)
On this entrance, the model’s promoting is a bit misguided, stating: “Not settling for the minimal 51% corn in our mash invoice, the usual all through historical past, we’ve got a whopping 65% corn in our bourbon.” Somebody must get with the advertising and marketing people right here and allow them to know that corn is the most cost effective ingredient within the mash, and that “extra corn” is just not fully a prized attribute. Anyway.
The whiskey itself is as innocent as Instagram, kicking off with its huge and expressive however pretty easy nostril of peanut butter and a few spice, plus a contact of char. The palate continues the theme, bursting with peanut shells, vanilla soda, and a few mild notes of Bit-O-Honey. Creamy and approachable however wholly easy, I saved returning to Brother’s Bond within the hopes that one thing extra would emerge from the glass, however I by no means actually obtained there. A word of cola and a contact of pepper emerge right here and there, however greater than something, that peanut-heavy end retains returning to a well-known (and well-worn) theme.
Nothing in any respect fallacious with the stuff, and it’s inoffensive sufficient to pair completely with an avocado toast or a Harry Potter film marathon.