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.
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 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.
Get the TrekMovie discount
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”.