Big Nose Kate, a blended American whiskey offering, recently unveiled it gained celebrity backing and investment from Melissa McCarthy And Ben Falcone.
It is said that McCarthy and Falcone, actors, writers, producers and world renowned whiskey enthusiasts, immediately took to the brand, helmed by distiller and blender Mel Heim, and wanted to partner with it. No immediate mention was made of how much was invested. Besides these two celebrities, Big Nose Kate also secured funding from two early-stage funds with spirits expertise.
“What can we say, it was love at first sip,” said McCarthy and Falcone in a prepared statement. “BNK drinks as bold and badass as Kate was herself.”
“Big Nose Kate breaks the mold in so many ways, and in turn, we earned the opportunity to collaborate with two very cool and visionary talents in Melissa and Ben,” added Heim. “I could not have dreamt up a better partnership than this to propel our vision.”
Big Nose Kate is described as “a first-of-its-kind blend of Straight Rye Whiskey and American Single Malt.” Official tasting notes mention the “spirit opens with notes of dry sherry, stone fruit and cocoa then mellows with distinct malt cereal and green apple, finishing with butterscotch and candied lemon. Artfully and meticulously sourced from superb distillers across the country, the whiskey is well-traveled, bold, and brave. Just like its namesake. (And yes, it has a big nose.)”
Big Nose Kate is now available for purchase at select stores, bars and restaurants in New Mexico, Arizona, Oregon and Washington State. More states will follow. Online purchasing is also an option.
For those that aren’t aware of the figure behind the name, it is said by the brand that “the extraordinary life of Maria Izabella Magdolna Horony, also known as Catherine Elder, and later feared and revered everywhere simply as the inimitable one-and-only Big Nose Kate, is a tale for the ages. A Hungarian aristocrat’s daughter turned immigrant and orphan, she was drawn to the wild American west through chance, rebellion, opportunity, and a deep curiosity in people, places and ideas.
“A strong, industrious, and fiercely independent self-made woman generations ahead of her time, Kate was Doc Holliday’s ‘partner in crime,’ butted horns with Wyatt Earp, and ran a number of gambling and entertainment operations. Let this be clear: there was no better friend, and no worse enemy than Big Nose Kate. Yet the Docs, the Wyatts, the cowboys, and the rangers always commanded center stage. Until now.”