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Brother’s Bond Straight Bourbon Whiskey


750ml, bottle

Brother's Bond Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a unique offering created by actors Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley, inspired by their on-screen brotherhood in "The Vampire Diaries." This wheated bourbon features a high-rye mash bill and spends at least four years maturing in virgin American oak barrels. The result is a smooth and flavorful whiskey with hints of spice and sweetness, perfect for sipping neat or enjoying in cocktails.



Initial Impression: Look for a welcoming sweetness with prominent notes of honey and hints of vanilla extract. These sweet notes are likely a courtesy of the wheated mash bill and the aging in virgin American oak barrels. As you delve deeper, expect a touch of baking spice like cinnamon or nutmeg to emerge, adding a hint of complexity.

Deeper Sniffs: Depending on the specific batch, a subtle grainy character might appear, a reminder of the underlying corn used in the mash bill. The high rye content (22%) might reveal itself with a touch of peppery spice, adding a touch of intrigue. Some enthusiasts detect a hint of citrus peel or even a floral note, adding another layer of interest.


First Sip: The light to medium body offers a satisfying mouthfeel without being heavy. The 80 proof (40% ABV) delivers a gentle warmth that complements the flavors. The sweetness from the aroma translates onto the palate, with honey and vanilla taking center stage. Hints of toasted bread or cereal might emerge, influenced by the wheat and corn in the mash bill.

Midpalate: As the whiskey opens up, the intricate interplay of grains becomes more noticeable. The wheat continues to provide a smooth and creamy texture, while the rye spice becomes more pronounced, adding a peppery kick. Hints of caramel or toffee sweetness might emerge, influenced by the aging in virgin oak barrels. The overall character remains balanced, with the sweetness, spice, and oaky dryness complementing each other.


Lingering Flavors: The sweetness fades gradually, leaving a pleasant warmth and a touch of oaky dryness on the palate. Hints of honey, vanilla, and baking spice linger alongside a subtle peppery note from the rye. The overall finish is smooth and clean, showcasing the focus on drinkability and crowd-pleasing character.

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United States




Tag Global Spirits Awards 2023 – Gold Awarded 96 Point Spirit Rating by Cigar & Spirits Magazine


Brother's Bond


750ml, bottle


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Tasting Notes

Dried Fruit

Dried Fruit

A rich honey sweetness emerges, accompanied by hints of black tea spice and dried fruits.

Banana Bread

Banana Bread

The comforting aroma of baked goodness, jammy ripe fruit with walnuts and orange honey come in first.

Warm Rye Spice

Warm Rye Spice

Richness of toasted cereal grain rounded out by honeysuckle notes.

Fresh Cut Oak

Fresh Cut Oak

An energetic lingering, smooth finish of perfectly balanced warm spice.