Ralph Steadman’s design for Limited Edition nft bundle for stranahan + flying dog’s premium release of ‘the osopher’ sold out in record time
After selling out their last limited edition product collaboration in a matter of days, Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey and Flying Dog Brewery have partnered once again to create an exclusive ultra-premium collection set, “The Osopher NFT Bundle.”
This limited edition set marked the first time Stranahan’s and Flying Dog will sell their respective “The Osopher” limited edition products as a collection to a national audience.
Yesterday, November 10, whiskey and beer aficionados lined up to purchase the collection, which has gone on sale exclusively at SpiritsNetwork.com and sold out in record time.
Ten percent of the proceeds will be donated to the First Responders Foundation.
Twenty-three collection were available for $230 and included the following:
- One bottle of The Osopher from Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey
- One bottle of The Osopher from Flying Dog Brewery
- One tote bag with artwork by Ralph Steadman
- A digital NFT artwork by The Osopher’s collaboration bottle designer, internationally renowned artist, and friend of George Stranahan, Ralph Steadman
One additional “The Osopher NFT Bundle” collection set included:
- A priceless signed limited edition print version of the NFT artwork from Ralph Steadman
- Both The Osopher expressions
- Ralph Steadman tote bag
- Ralph Steadman digital NFT artwork
In August 2022, Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey and Flying Dog Brewery launched their first joint limited edition product release collaboration, “The Osopher Project,” to celebrate their shared history and commemorate their founder George Stranahan. The limited-edition whiskey sold out in 72 hours, with people lining up outside of the Stranahan’s distillery in Denver, Colorado, beginning at midnight on launch day.
The limited-edition Flying Dog beer also immediately sold out at specific Maryland retailers. Both Stranahan’s and Flying Dog are excited to bring their partnership to the next level on a national scale – an expansion truly dedicated to their dedicated fans.
About “The Osopher Project”
Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey and Flying Dog Brewery have a shared connection, history, and founder; however, The Osopher Project, launched in the summer of 2022, marked the first joint product release for the two companies. This collaboration celebrates the intersection of George Stranahan’s accomplishments as a distiller and brewer. The resulting beer and whiskey is a true testament to the art, science, and creativity on which George built both companies.
The Osopher speaks to the idea that you can pursue anything if you’re just crazy enough to try it.
The Osopher Single Malt Whiskey
Stranahan’s “The Osopher” is the oldest whiskey bottled by the distillery. It stays true to George Stranahan’s passion for creativity and Stranahan’s commitment to innovating American Single Malt Whiskey.
It starts its journey of aging for 11 years at the distillery before being matured for another four months in barrels used to age Flying Dog’s Road Dog Porter.
The flavor profile consists of the following:
- Nose: Coffee cake. Roasty malt mingles with toffee and barrel char
- Palate: Dark chocolate caramels, sherried-soaked plums, and a dash of aged hops
- Finish: Bread pudding and barley wine temper to a dry finish
The Osopher Imperial Road Dog Porter
The limited-edition Flying Dog beer created for The Osopher Project is an imperial version of Road Dog Porter, an early creation by the brewery. Road Dog was one of the first beers to be wrapped in original artwork by internationally renowned artist Ralph Steadman; a version of this label was used to create The Osophers for both brands as well as the NFT.
Flying Dog’s imperial Road Dog Porter was aged in 10-year-old Stranahan’s Whiskey barrels before being bottled. The results are:
- Aroma: Dark chocolate and caramel dominates the aroma, followed by cocoa butter and maple that finishes with light notes of nutty vanilla.
- Palate: A velvety smooth explosion of chocolate, vanilla cream, toasted pecans, toffee, and maple balanced with hints of caramel, spice, and tobacco from the whiskey.
Stranahan’s The Osopher carries a 47.3% ABV and Flying Dog’s The Osopher carries a 12% ABV.
About Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey
Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey is a pioneering, award-winning American malt whiskey made with 100% malted barley and Rocky Mountain water, aged in new American white oak barrels. From grain to glass, Stranahan’s whiskey is distilled and bottled at the Colorado Distillery, the state’s first legal distillery since Prohibition.
Stranahan’s expressions include Original, Blue Peak, Sherry Cask, Diamond Peak, Mountain Angel 10-Year-Old and the annual limited edition version: Snowflake.
As one of America’s first and best-selling single malts, Stranahan’s is committed to raising awareness and admiration for the category worldwide.
About Flying Dog Brewery
Flying Dog, the 35th largest craft brewery in the United States, has a reputation for producing high-quality beers that push the boundaries of traditional styles at its Frederick, MD headquarters.
From hoppy brews like The Truth Imperial IPA and Double Dog Double IPA to best-selling beers like Kujo Cold Brew Coffee Porter and Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale, we pride ourselves on challenging the status quo.
Our brand is based on the gonzo gospel, inspired by Hunter S. Thompson’s relentless pursuit of truth and Ralph Steadman’s provocative designs.
In true gonzo spirit, when authoritarians tried to censor our creativity, we went to court to defend our right to free speech and won.
At Flying Dog we defy conformity, embrace the strange and encourage you to cut the leash and reclaim your independence.
For more information, visit flyingdog.com.
About Ralph Steadman
When George Stranahan founded Flying Dog Brewery outside Aspen, Hunter S. Thompson immediately suggested Ralph Steadman to design the labels for his first beer, Road Dog.
Flying Dog continues to use Ralph’s work on beer bottles, so it was only natural to use that early artwork for Osopher Whiskey. Steadman is well known for collaborations with Hunter S. Thompson, including Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and The Curse of Lono.
He has illustrated literary classics such as Alice in Wonderland and Treasure Island, and has written his own books, including I Leonardo, Freud and The Great Me.
Other collaborations include Pyschogeography with Will Self and the Gonzovation trilogy on endangered animals with Ceri Levy.
Always on the cutting edge, Ralph has recently begun minting his art as NFT on objkt.com at steadmanart.tez and is enjoying exploring the new opportunities offered by Web3.
About the First Responders Foundation
The First Responders Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving and honoring our first responders, veterans and their families, building appreciation and respect for their work, and improving public safety.
The First Responders Foundation supports all first responders: law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics, medical personnel and veterans.
For more than 14 years, the First Responders Foundation has supported the overall well-being of first responders, veterans and their families through key areas such as mental and behavioral health programs, physical health services, service dog programs (JALVELAN) and community events.
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