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Spirits of cinema, a new non-distilled whiskey producer founded in 2020, offers a unique blend of cinematic and whiskey appreciation, drawing inspiration from classic B-movies and focusing on innovative storytelling in whiskey branding and marketing. With two new releases recently, Filmland Spirits has created two new worlds, “a wildly creative pairing of an original retro B-movie concept…with monsters, robots and over-the-top plots…with delicious and unique whiskey.” The “City at the End of Tomorrow”, a Kentucky Bourbon and Ryes of the Robots Extended Cut.
Filmland Spirits is headquartered in Los Angeles, and Troy Bolotnik, founder and CEO of Filmland Spirits’ small batch team, says of the company’s first aged bourbon expression: “Town at the End of Tomorrow is a celebration of the past and future of bourbon and to bring that story to life, we knew we needed a Kentucky product. We have found a hit liquid worthy of our concept and are excited to premiere it in Bardstown, Kentucky at the Bourbon Festival.
While there isn’t much focus on the whiskey distilling process in the promotional world of Filmland Spirits, the storyline is king here.
“The city at the end of tomorrow” is not only an exciting story, it’s a truly delicious bourbon. The whiskey is aged for 9 years in American white oak barrels and bottled at 94 proof. The mash bill comes in at 78% corn, 13% rye, and 9% malted barley, and the tasting experience was only enhanced by taking advantage of the theatricality that accompanies the brand: a strip -announcement, storyboardand the screenplay – fully invoking the spirit of old Hollywood.
Vital Stats: Mash Bill of 78% corn, 13% rye, 9% malted rye. Aged 9 years in American white oak. ABV 47% (94 proof). Limited release at suggested retail price of $109.99.
Appearance: A bright golden wheat yellow.
Nose: The whiskey presents itself as light and fruity on the nose. The summer raspberry aroma and slightly vegetal notes are strong, with some yeasty elements giving way to an earthy sweetness.
Palace: There is a current that runs through the whiskey. Softer on the front of the palate, with the taste of dark berries and cocoa powder, evolving into tangy notes of orange peel, finishing strongly with spicy heat on the back of the palate.