This incredible photo of “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman holding a bottle of “Wakanda Forever” whiskey at the 33rd Film Independent Spirit Awards brings two thoughts to mind:
- That’ll be the perfect way to toast the Atlanta-filmed Marvel blockbuster next year when it starts cleaning up during the 2019 awards season and
- Where can we get a bottle??
Good news if you’re wondering about that second part, too. Bulleit Frontier Whiskey, the official spirits sponsor of the Film Independent Spirit Awards, is available at fine spirits retailers, so a trip to Wakanda is not necessary (although the Atlanta airport recently announced daily nonstop flights to the magical kingdom).
The brand delighted guests at the Bulleit Woody Tailgate Trailer with specialty cocktails.
Representatives also gifted specially engraved bottles to several artists and presenters including Boseman and Allison Janney, who’s up for a best supporting actress trophy at tonight’s Academy Awards for her role in Atlanta-filmed “I, Tonya.” After last night’s festivities (and after picking up some hardware at the Golden Globes) Janney may have a celebratory round of cocktails in mind, too.
The bourbon drinker in my house heartily endorses Bulleit’s 10-year for cocktail hour. Here’s information on that and Bulleit’s other products.
When you’re ready to celebrate life’s triumphs, here are some recipes from Bulleit mixologists to help get your party started:
Bulleit Bourbon Kentucky Mule
1.25 oz. Bulleit Bourbon
.25 oz. Ginger Syrup
.25 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1.5 oz. Soda Water
2 dashes Bitters
Garnish with Lime Peel
Bulleit Rye Frontier Old Fashioned
1.25 oz. Bulleit Rye
.5 oz. Honey
2 dashes Black Walnut Bitters
1 dash Orange Flower Water
Garnish with Black Cherry