Ten-Forward, a new vodka tied to the Star Trek franchise, debuted at San Diego’s famed Comic Con past weekend. The vodka is distilled six times from American grain, and filtered through hardwood charcoal, and sadly doesn’t use any particularly futuristic space-tech to create its crisp, smooth profile.
The bottle was designed by Michael Okuda, an American artist who is best known for his work on Star Trek as its chief designer.
For those reading this that aren’t ‘trekkies’, the vodka takes its name from the Ten-Forward lounge, the on-ship bar area of the fictitious Starship Enterprise-D.
Before bottling, a small batch of the alcohol was sent out to the edge of the earth’s atmosphere using a high-altitude balloon.
Upon arriving back to Earth, this grain spirit will be carefully protected and blended into the rest of the supply, ensuring that each bottle will contain a portion of vodka “from space.”
Silver Screen also produces a Star Trek-inspired whiskey, James T. Kirk Bourbon, which is distilled in small batches with ages ranging between four and 12 years.