Colbeck is a limited edition product in a new aftershave base, designed for the summer heat. It features simply alcohol, witch hazel and aloe with a strong, but not painful, menthol blast. The scent is gin out of the bottle, but it is work safe, as the alcohol bite in the scent only comes from the alcohol in the aftershave base. It was meant to replicate the feeling you get when a crisp, cold and refreshing gin drink cools you down as you reflect on a long summer day full of sunshine and adventure.
It comes in a larger 100 mL bottle since this limited run will not be available again until next summer.
As for the name, Dint Colbeck succeeded Tom Egan as the head of the St. Louis gang called Egan’s Rats, based in St. Louis’ Irish slums, after the founder’s death. Now under Colbeck’s leadership throughout the prohibition era, Egan’s Rats became the city’s foremost name in the gin smuggling business. At their height, their influence extended not only to Al Capone in Chicago, but even all the way to the White House. After his release from jail after his deeds finally caught up to him, Colbeck took up a career in plumbing, but his mysterious trips across the river to East St. Louis in the forties led to him being on the wrong end of a barrel in a long-time-coming reverse of fortune.