When you’re facing up against the hordes of Hell, even with a BFG primed and ready, you wouldn’t be the first to feel somewhat nervous. Well a good way to combat and devilish denizens is obviously with a bit of Dutch Courage and thankfully the good people over at Bethesda and Rebel Distillers have created just the drink for you – DOOM Bone Vodka!
Created to celebrate the upcoming DOOM Eternal game, which is set to be released on the 22nd November, Rebel Distillers’ founder Matt McGivern, with Distiller Toby Sims, have created a limited edition Bone Vodka. They’ve partnered with renowned London butchers The Ginger Pig, so the vodka is made using the finest quality and ethically sourced beef bones and organic ingredients. Along with this, the stunning bottle being produced in France by one of the spirit industry’s most exclusive cosmetic glass suppliers, while the labels are produced in England from FSC certified paper.
Matt McGivern of Rebel Distillers says, “We’re tapping into one of the world’s favorite hobbies, video games, to offer a unique perspective in spirit production. DOOM Eternal is a world of flames and demons, a barbeque pit with action – a smoked bone vodka is certainly a new take on spirit provenance.”
“We’re also excited to partner up with The Ginger Pig,” McGivern said. “They’re one of the best butchers in the country where animal welfare is unparalleled, and a product often wasted can be put to good use. We’ll be making a limited amount of the product in the lead up to the game’s launch in November.”
The vodka itself is an organic wheat base. Once the bones have been roasted and smoked, the marrow is extracted and macerated in neutral grain alcohol. To extract the best flavour and the clearest spirit, it’s distilled at a very low temperature in a vacuum still to collect the essence of what makes this flavour a delicacy.
It’s a drink for vodka lovers – a dry, earthy start on the palate, with wonderful umami and buttery feel on the tongue, rounding off with a smokey and peppery finish which lingers on the palate. The vodka is best served ice cold and works great in classic cocktails like Martinis or your favourite mixer / energy drink. For the hedonistic, try it in a bone marrow luge.
Launched today and available for pre-sale at http://www.doom.vodka priced at £45 for 700ml, this first batch will then be sent out at the end of September to customers. If you want to checkout Rebel Distillers visit their Instagram page here.