Melissa McCarthy invests in Big Nose Kate whiskey

Melissa McCarthy invests in Big Nose Kate whiskey

The actor, writer and producer has invested in Santa Fe-based Big Nose Kate alongside fellow actor Ben Falcone

News | 03 Nov 2022

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SANTA FE, NM (For Immediate Release) - Big Nose Kate®, the celebrated western whiskey from Melissa Heim, is proud to announce that beloved actors, writers, producers and world renowned whiskey enthusiasts Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone have joined forces with the brand. Together they will raise a glass and introduce their favorite new whiskey to friends and fans alike nationwide.

! What can we say, it was love at first sip,” said McCarthy and Falcone. !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,” says co-founder Mel Heim. !I could not have dreamt up a better partnership than this to propel our vision.”

In addition to the investment from McCarthy and Falcone, Big Nose Kate ® has secured funding
from Springdale Ventures and Goat Rodeo Capital, two of the United States"#premier early-stage funds with deep spirits expertise.
Big Nose Kate® is a first-of-its-kind blend of Straight Rye Whiskey and American Single Malt. 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.)
In naming the whiskey after Maria Izabella Magdolna Horony, later known as Catherine Elder
and !Big Nose Kate” — an icon, rule breaker, and enterpriser, but never fully appreciated as the huge force on the frontier that she was— Heim and her partners aim to celebrate all adventurers who are owed their due.

Big Nose Kate® is distributed by Southern Glazer"s Wine & Spirits, the world"s preeminent distributor of beverage alcohol. The brand is now available for purchase at select stores, bars and restaurants in New Mexico, Arizona, Oregon and Washington. More states will follow. For online purchases and more information, please visit and follow along on In-stagram at @BigNoseKateWhiskey.
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