Smith collaborated with the brand to marry together two of his daily rituals: coffee and bourbon.
Oak & Eden Whiskey recently teamed up with Forrie J Smith to produce a 116 proof bourbon whiskey finished with a cold brew coffee soaked American Oak spiral, as part of their newest collaborative product series called the Anthro Series.
The series stands as a revolving line of unique whiskeys crafted in collaboration with some of America’s most notable personalities, from actors to musicians to professional athletes. Smith, or better known as Lloyd Pierce from Paramount Network’s hit TV show, Yellowstone, collaborated with the brand to marry together two of his daily rituals: coffee and bourbon.
The Anthro Series is made possible by Oak & Eden’s patented process of In-Bottle Finishing, where the brand places a spiral-cut piece of oak (called a spire) into every bottle of fully aged whiskey, introducing new flavor profiles and characteristics that didn’t exist in the original aging barrel. The brands can then infuse the spire with another beverage, such as wine, rum, beer, liqueur, etc., giving the ability to customize each bottle of whiskey at a much greater level.
Each personality collaboration partner has the ability to customize their whiskey by selecting the base spirit (bourbon, rye, wheated bourbon, or four grain bourbon), the proof (90 proof or 116 proof), the spire wood species (American Oak, French Oak, maple wood, cherry wood), and the option for a spire infusion selected by the personality.
“The Anthro Series is the pinnacle of the Oak & Eden brand,” says Brad Neathery, cofounder & CMO of Oak & Eden, “We are giving the power to the people, allowing them to create their own one-of-a-kind whiskey on their terms, not ours. This is only the beginning of a much larger initiative, and we couldn’t be more honored to partner with Forrie and Kina to kick off the Anthro Series.”
Oak & Eden has secured additional personalities to collaborate with for future releases inside the Anthro Series, but has not yet disclosed the names. The Anthro Series lineup is currently distributed direct-to-consumer and available to purchase online in 32 states through Oak & Eden’s website, with Forrie J Smith’s bourbon being available for a retail price of $84.