British rock band Motörhead recently released its Ace of Spades Straight Bourbon in the US, the latest collaboration between American whiskey makers and rock legends.
The new bourbon initially had a brief debut in August in limited edition Sturgis bottles distributed around the iconic motorcycle rally, and thanks to its popularity, distributor Brew Pipeline is now fulfilling orders across the US.
This includes Brew Pipeline’s distribution in California and Rhode Island as well as online orders via Craft Shack, shipping to 41 states.
“We’re honored to develop this fantastic American bourbon whiskey in concert with Motörhead,” said Joel Kath, founder of Proof Artisan Distillers, of Fargo, North Dakota, in a prepared statement. “Following input and feedback from the band, we aimed for a loud tasting profile. With a high-rye mash, four years of aging, slow gradual dilution and final conditioning with no-chill filtering, we’re extremely proud of the result.”
Following on the heels of Motörhead Röad Crew, an American Pale Ale released last fall, Brew Pipeline again teamed up with Motörhead and Global Merchandising Services to bring this spirit to life.
Band members Mikkey Dee and Phil Campbell have contributed to the development of the bourbon’s flavor profile with frequent tastings throughout the process. Named for their hit album, Ace of Spades, the bottle features artwork from the album cover along with signatures from band members Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee.
Ace of Spades was aged four years in charred oak barrels, the bourbon is a blend of 60% corn, 36% rye and 4% barley. It clocks in at 90 proof and has a suggested retail price of $49.99 for a 750mL bottle.
The distiller’s notes show hints of vanilla on the nose, with spicy and sweet aromas of cinnamon, rye, black pepper and mint. On the palate, it tastes of oak, caramelized brown sugar, tobacco and cocoa with a cinnamon finish.
For more information, check out www.drinkmotorhead.com.
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