Just having started watching Peaky Blinders a few weeks ago, I’m admittedly very late to this particular party. That being said, I’m all the way in! My favorite aspect, beyond the truly wonderful acting, is the great lengths to which the show goes to ensure that the world the characters move around in is as authentic as possible.
Nowhere is their attention to detail more evident than when we get to see behind the bar at The Garrison Pub. If you keep a keen eye out next time you watch, you’ll be able to see Tommy Shelby pouring from historically accurate vintage Bushmills whiskey bottles. Now, you can get your very own – directly from Shelby Company Ltd.!
Bushmills Prohibition Recipe Irish Whiskey is now available ahead of the June 10th launch of the Netflix show’s final season. This limited release was expertly crafted by revered Master Distiller, Colum Egan, who shares that “As the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery and one of only a handful of distilleries to survive the 13 long years that preceded repeal day, this whiskey represents uncompromised quality and perseverance in the face of adversity – a story that is shared by both Bushmills and the Peaky Blinders.”
I haven’t seen this kind of collaboration attempted since Statesman Bourbon was released in tandem with the Kingsman movie sequel. The Statesman release felt very transactional, whereas Bushmills has really nailed the energy of the show.
The show’s producer and owner of the Peaky Blinders IP, Caryn Mandabach, says “We are delighted the US fans can toast the launch of this historic, final season on Netflix with this limited-edition partnership whiskey. In typical Shelby fashion, Tommy is making his mark on the whiskey industry!”
Bushmills Prohibition Recipe is high-proof, non-chill filtered and aged in ex-bourbon casks. For added complexity, Egan separately aged the stock for three, four and five years before blending together to achieve a 92-proof expression that bursts with flavors of rye bread, orange marmalade, almonds, and cinnamon, finishing long and full with zesty citrus oils and vanilla bean.
Fans of Peaky Blinders and whiskey enthusiasts alike can visit bushmills.com/shelby to learn more about Bushmills Prohibition Recipe Irish Whiskey.