“Spirits” of the undead: ‘The Walking Dead’ gets into the whiskey game

Diageo/Skybound(NEW YORK) — Spirits company Diageo and Skybound Entertainment have collaborated on a whiskey celebrating the latter’s most famous creation: The Walking Dead.

The Walking Dead Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a limited-edition spirit launching in honor of the series, which returns to AMC for a 10th season on Sunday.

Available in stores nationwide beginning this October, “the bourbon is good enough for the living, and sought after by the dead,” according to a statement.

Skybound and Diageo set the stage this way: “…In an apocalyptic world where the dead feed off the living, society has crumbled to the verge of extinction. There is no government, no stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. But luckily, there is bourbon.” 

The company even has some in-universe suggestions for cocktails, including Maggie’s Lemonade — bourbon, lemonade and peach tea garnished with mint and grilled peaches — and the Old Man Rick, which includes bourbon, bitters and simple syrup served on the rocks with a lemon and orange twist.

Just don’t look at the flowers if Maggie offers to whip one up for you.

“It’s been a joy to work on The Walking Dead in so many different ways — from comics, TV, video games, and more. But working on a bourbon? That’s a dream come true,” said David Alpert, CEO of Skybound Entertainment.

Skybound is also hosting a themed pop-up in New York City called The Last Bar on Earth on Friday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 5, tied to next weekend’s New York Comic Con.

The Walking Dead has previously inspired a collection of wines, including The Walking Dead Blood Red Cabernet. That offering, and others in the line, come from The Last Wine Company.

The Walking Dead airs at 9 p.m. Eastern on AMC.

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