'Vampire Diaries' Stars Launch 2 new Brother's Bond Whiskeys
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‘The Vampire Diaries’ Stars Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley Add 2 Whiskeys to Brother’s Bond Repertoire

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Brother’s Bond Bourbon has launched two new whiskeys: a cask-strength bourbon and a blended rye.

On Monday, Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley, actors who co-starred on the popular TV series “The Vampire Diaries” and went on to co-found Brother’s Bond Bourbon, unveiled two new whiskeys.

The new Brother’s Bond expressions are Brother’s Bond Cask Strength and Brother’s Bond American Blended Rye.

“We’ve been dedicated to the growth of Brother’s Bond Bourbon since its inception, and the new release of our Cask Strength and launch of our Rye Whiskey is proof that we’ve established our place in the industry and can compete with top distillers,” Wesley said in a news release.

Sourced from MGP in Indiana, the cask-strength bourbon and blended rye are bottled at 57.5% ABV and 47.5% ABV, respectively.

Both whiskeys are available online and at select retailers nationwide. Brother’s Bond Cask Strength has a suggested retail price of $84.99, while Brother’s Bond American Blended Rye is priced at $59.99.

“We’ve put a great deal of passion and hard work into the expansion of our portfolio, so we hope anyone having our whiskey loves the new Rye and Cask Strength as much as we do,” Somerhalder said. “As we were hand selecting the three unique mash bills, we wanted to push the limits with more robust and dynamic flavors and match the richness of our Original Cask Strength bourbon. We also knew that we had to create a rye like no other that will continue to develop consumer palates as they dive deeper into the whiskey world.”

Brother’s Bond Cask Strength Bourbon earned a Double Gold Medal at the 2023 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

About Brother’s Bond Bourbon

Wesley and Somerhalder, who played brothers in “The Vampire Diaries,” founded Brother’s Bond in 2021. The actors launched the brand with its flagship product, Brother’s Bond Straight Bourbon Whiskey, and has grown with impressive speed.

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David Morrow is the managing editor of Whiskey Raiders and has been with the company since September 2021. David has worked in journalism since 2015 and has had bylines at Sports Illustrated, Def Pen, the Des Moines Register and the Quad City Times. David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Saint Louis University and a Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. When he’s not tasting the newest exciting whiskey releases, David enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, watching sports and traveling.