Star Trek Spirits Launching With Romulan Ale Whiskey And Vodka

From the team behind Star Trek Wines comes a new way to celebrate your fandom, Star Trek Spirits. And they are going to kick things off with Romulan Ale in custom bottles to match the iconic drink first featured in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

The spirits of Star Trek

The mission of Star Trek Spirits is to create a new line of ultra-premium spirits worthy of the Star Trek Universe. They plan to reimagine old classics from the franchise and produce a line of spirits “focusing on authenticity, premium quality, and bespoke glass vessels.”

From its first appearance in Star Trek II, Romulan Ale has become legendary as a highly potent beverage of Romulan origin with its characteristic crystal blue color. It also had an aura of mystique due to being declared illegal by the Federation; however, Romulan Ale remained popular and has popped up through the franchise.

Dr. McCoy gives Admiral Kirk the gift of Romulan Ale in Star Trek II

Star Trek Spirits’ first offering will continue the tradition with limited edition releases of Romulan Ale Rye Whiskey and Romulan Ale Vodka, each in individually numbered bottles. According to Star Trek Spirits, “From concept to cork, bringing this classic part of Star Trek history alive has been an amazing journey.” Here is how the new Romulan Ales are described by Star Trek Spirits…

ROMULAN ALE VODKA

Vodka Notes: Distilled from premium Midwest grain, Romulan Ale Vodka is produced in the Napa Area, distilled four times in a stainless steel still, to 192 proof to ensure a clean distillation of only the heart of the vodka then cut to 80 proofs for bottling. Put together by a family of 13th generation distillers, there are no trace of off notes or the smell of rubbing alcohol that many vodkas suffer from. A carefully done distillation. Touch of corn sweetness with the higher notes from a plump smell of good wheat grain. Our Romulan Ale Blue Vodka has a fantastic electric blue appearance, with no sediment whatsoever. On swirling, it leaves a phenomenal blue coat on the inside of the glass with long thin legs. Wonderful bright appearance. Unlike several other vodkas this one is not highly filtered so you have a great body and mouthfeel that would otherwise be lost.

Romulan Ale Vodka

ROMULAN ALE RYE WHISKEY

Rye Notes: The Rye Whiskey used in Romulan Ale Rye was designed from start to finish to be exceptional. Its roots are deep in history and technology. We started with ultra-premium rye whiskey. It is a mash bill of 95% rye and 5% Malted Barley, which gives it a sweetness and flavor complexity after aging in newly charred White Oak Barrels. Next, we utilized a 150-year-old yeast strain, used in some extraordinary and well-known Rye whiskeys. After aging for 2+ years just across the Ohio River from Kentucky, it was ready for bottling.
But we took it a step further with second distilling process, creating an ultra-smooth finish, even at a very high bottle proof. In collaboration with a world-renowned food scientist, we opted for a rare and technologically advanced vacuum distillation process. Distillation under vacuum creates lower temperatures, enhancing both flavor and aromatics. We’d like to think that distillation in the future would also be done in similar low-pressure environments. As it turns out, distillation in a vacuum happens to make great whiskey!
The Rye graininess is apparent in the nose and initial taste on the tongue. Then comes that sweet brown note of vanilla creaminess and sweetness. It has the spicy peppery notes that all high rye whiskeys are known for in the finish, but ours is muted with dried fig, raisin and cherry fruitiness.

Romulan Ale Whiskey

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The Romulan Ales will be available in early December. The Rye Whiskey is priced (on sale) at $85.00 for each bottle, with the Vodka priced at $75. There is also a two-pack available with both for $155. You can pre-order Romulan Ale direct at startrekspirits.com. For an additional 5% off, use the code “TREKMOVIE5”.


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I saw the Romulan Ale Vodka at STLV, I spoke to them at their booth about it, what a great idea! However, he said nothing about Rye Whiskey but now that they offer it. Thats all it took for me and I ordered both. I love Bourbon anyway and always have and Rye makes a great Old Fashioned drink.
I really hope that this is going to be a new trend or line for them. There are always… possibilities.

Saurian brandy and Aldebaran whiskey clearly must come next.

And the Alderbaran whisky MUST be green.

I’ve asked this before, and don’t recall if there were responses – has anyone actually tried any of the previously marketed spirits, and if so, how are they?

The Chateau Picard was pretty good, as was the Kanar. The Ten Forward vodka was definitely… vodka. I’m told the Blood Wine was decent as well, I gifted that to a few people. The blue Zinfandel tasted like cheap wine with blue in it, so I’d be wary of that. I’m no expert though.

The Romulan ale to me will probably be much like the Kanar was – a lovely bottle to keep that also got me drunk while watching Star Trek. The actual quality of the alcohol is kinda second nature to that.

My wife and I have tried all the wines starting with their first offering. That is except for the recent Risian varieties and the Picard wines that were shown in S2 of PICARD & SNW S1 they showed at STLV but I hope to taste these once they ship. All the wines so far are quite good, go with any meal. Great (drinkable) props when you throw a Trek party.
I have tried the 10 FORWARD vodka that sold a couple of years ago, not bad, had a somewhat smooth finish when taken straight (chilled it is very smooth) but I never use it mixed drinks as any vodka will do. The James T. Kirk bourbon was fantastic! Very smooth at 94 proof, tastes much like Makers Mark. I have some left in the bottle for rare/special occasions only as they don’t sell it any longer, absolutely worth the price. I missed out on the Special Reserve JTK bourbon but that’s how it goes sometimes. I never bought or tried the Scotch that was produced to honor Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott. I am not much of a Scotch drinker anyway but I would love to have had a bottle for the collection.

This, would be the kind of Christmas gift that would keep on giving.

I thought this was illegal?

We’re not in the Federation, are we?

I seem to remember Romulan ale first appearing in TOS, Dickel “powder horn” whiskey bottles were used on set.

You’re thinking of Saurian Brandy
https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Saurian_brandy

It’s unfortunate that it’s only selling in the US. I’m in nz and I’d very much wish to try this 🖖🏽🥺💛

I may try the whisky.
Judging by the fact that it’s a 95/5 mash bill, and vacuum distilled, that almost certainly points to it being distilled by MGP in Indiana, and sold to these guys. MGP supplies many dozens/hundreds of “distillers” in the US, who then sell it under their own name.
Nothing wrong with that if you’re up front about it, MGP makes a good product, but so many of these places try to hide the fact and make it seem like they distill it themselves, rather than just buying already aged barrels and bottling it.

Why can’t it be shipped to Australia there are trek fans all round this world not just America

Are the Federation jiggers also for sale!?!!?!??!

Surprise surprise, US only.

Only US.