There have been plenty of craft beers that have been inspired by horror and genre work so far, but right now we’re thrilled to share with you that now a whiskey is coming out inspired by Mike Mignola’s ‘Hellboy.’ Dark Horse Comics, XXX Distillery LLC, and Prestige Imports LLC have teamed up to make ‘Hellboy Hell Water Cinnamon Whiskey’ a reality and hopefully not a nightmare to drink. With a 66.6 proof, it seems like the perfect small batch order that fans will want to pick up. The question will be if they’ll actually pop open these 750ml bottles to drink or keep them on a shelf with their other ‘Hellboy’ memorabilia.
With just under a $20 price point though I’m sure quite a few will answer “why not both?” In the past, his image has graced both an official draft ale called the ‘Right Hand of Doom Red Ale and wine and you have to wonder where else he might pop up.
For fans of whiskey who might wonder at the flavor profile and how they’re making this small batch run that answer is that it “is micro-distilled, hand bottled and styled in the old traditional process of making Southern Corn Whiskey. Old fashioned corn whiskey uses only the finest corn, natural ingredients, spring water, glassware, and craftsmanship.”
The films are being rebooted to give us a “darker, more gruesome” take on the characters which are more likely in line with Mignola’s source material so it shouldn’t be too surprising to see a harder liquor coming out in support of the character.
According to Dark Horse Comics Publisher Mike Richardson:
“It’s appropriate that Hellboy Hell Water Cinnamon Whiskey was made in the Smokey Mountains. At 66.6 proof, Hellboy Hell Water packs a punch worthy of Mike Mignola’s iconic creation.”
Teddy Jones, XXX Distillery, Sevierville, Tennessee added in that:
“We’re very excited about the success and potential of our hand crafted whiskeys, especially that of Hellboy Hell Water Cinnamon Whiskey. At XXX Distillery of Tennessee, we take great pains to ensure the quality and taste of our products are second to none. If you put Hellboy Hell Water Cinnamon Whiskey up against any other, there’s no comparison. It’s the finest cinnamon whiskey on the market, period.”
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Stuart Conover is an author, blogger, and all around geek. When not busy being a father and husband he tries to spend as much time as possible immersed in comic books, science fiction, and horror! Would you like to know more? Follow him on Twitter!