Classification: Straight Bourbon
Company: Filmland Spirits
Distillery: Sourced from an undisclosed Indiana distillery(ies)
Release Date: October 2022
Mashbill: 75% Corn, 21% Rye, 4% Malted Barley
MSRP: $80 (2022)
Caramel | Cherry | Green apple | Corn | Mint | Potent & robust
Caramel | Cherry | Cinnamon | Rye spice | Strikes a good balance of sweet & spicy
Oak | Leather | Black pepper | Lingering caramel apple aftertaste | Hot
A standout label and bottle design is sharply contrasted by a straightforward bourbon.
The concept created by Filmland Spirit’s series of movie-inspired bourbons is big fun. Each bottle is adorned with 50s style pulp/sci-fi movie poster art. The team even took the time to communicate all of the bottle's details and required TTB details in the same movie poster style format. Not stopping there, the bottle top is cut from a piece of wood and resembles a film reel. It’s a high concept that shows it was thoroughly thought out and embodies fun.
The whiskey in the bottle is sourced from an undisclosed Indiana distillery and doesn’t quite live up to the amazing bottle design that transports it. The nose starts off well enough with ample caramel, cherry, and green apple scents. The palate mirrors this and further introduces notes of cinnamon and rye spice. The finish is straightforward with its oak, leather, and black pepper notes. It’s a noticeably hot sip even at 115 proof that features just enough exchange between its cherry, caramel, cinnamon, and spice to keep it somewhat interesting although not overly memorable. While its bottle design is a tough act to follow, its overall package makes a statement both in aesthetics and potency.
The bottle in review is from Batch #ME01.