Hellboy is known for its ghost punching goodness and Nazi-foiling shenanigans, but thanks to the good people over XXX Distillery and Prestige Imports, the arcane comic series has unlocked a third achievement: getting you good and drunk. Hellboy’s Hell Water, a cinnamon whiskey that has just been released in a small batch, has officially hit both online and brick and mortar stores. The liquor sports a fancy “craft-distilled, naturally-flavored” label as well as promising a 66.6 (heh) proof alcohol in 750 ml bottle.
The official press release boasts everything that you would want in your devil inspired cinnamon whiskey. It’s hand bottled, uses only the finest corn and corn products, and has spring water that was filtered through Hellboy creator Mike Mignola’s own mouth. The last parts not true, it’s just boring old spring water, but the flavor is supposedly comparable to the finest of Southern Corn Whiskey made in the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee, USA. The good ol’ boys at the XXX Distillery hammer the point home in an official statement:
“We’re very excited about the success and potential of our hand crafted whiskeys, especially that of Hellboy Hell Water Cinnamon Whiskey,” said Teddy Jones, XXX Distillery, Sevierville, Tennessee. “At XXX Distillery of Tennessee, we take great pains to ensure the quality and taste of our products are second to none. If you put Hellboy Hell Water Cinnamon Whiskey up against any other, there’s no comparison. It’s the finest cinnamon whiskey on the market, period.”
In other words, it’ll taste just a good going down as it does when you throw it up later that night from playing the “Drink Everytime Hellboy Punches a Nazi” game. Also, if you’re a big fan of both comics and booze, snatch these up quick, as Hellboy is currently the only comic character to have gotten an official liquor tie in and at $20 a bottle, it’ll be gone fast.
Pick up your bottle at specialty stores or order directly from the distillery at: hellboyhellwater.com
Words: Svetlana Fedotov