Fan-Owned Entertainment Studio Releases Whiskey Inspired By Its Latest Film Archenemy

, | March 17, 2021

Inspired by the release of the sci-fi thriller Archenemy, entertainment company Legion M recently joined forces with Lost Republic Distilling Co. and an unnamed distillery in Indiana to produce Archenemy Space Whiskey, a bourbon blend that nods to the preferred grog of the film’s main character Max Fist, played by Magic Mike star Joe Maganiello.

This new Space Whiskey is a 90 proof sip that was created using an even blend of two bourbons distilled in Indiana—one in 2012 and the second in 2015—that were stored in traditional white oak barrels with a #2 char. The unfiltered whiskey was then bottled by Lost Republic, a distillery based in Healdsburg, California that has been up and running since 2013. Official tasting notes are below.

Archenemy Space Whiskey

Archenemy Space Whiskey (image via Legion M)

“Everything we do is with the Legion M community of fans and creatives in mind,” Legion M co-founder and CEO Paul Scanlan said, in a prepared statement. “It seemed like a logical next step to bring the Space Whiskey from Archenemy to life. We wanted the flavor of this bourbon to pack a powerful punch, channeling the cosmic themes of the film to create a blend that seems otherworldly.”

If you’re unfamiliar with Legion M, it is a fan-owned entertainment studio that crowdfunds film and TV projects from a pool of more than 25,000 investors. In addition to Archenemy, the studio has had a hand in the creation of recent cult favorites like Mandy and the comedy/sci-fi film Colossal. This new whiskey release isn’t the first time Legion M has brought to life something featured in one of its films. In 2020, they brought out Cheddar Goblin Mac & Cheese, a product that played a small role in the feverish horror film Mandy.

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The 90 proof Archenemy Space Whiskey is available to purchase online through select retailers.

The nose has a woody oak aroma with dark raspberries and clove notes. The palate is full of vanilla, caramel, toffee and a clove/cinnamon punch. The finish is lingering butterscotch with cinnamon and spearmint.


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