Metallica Launch Their Own American Whiskey

Following the same path that was paved by Motorhead and Iron Maiden, Metallica are about to hit the alcohol market. The band have teamed up with master distiller Dave Pickerell and created a brand new Blackened American Whiskey. What’s it called? You may ask, it’s named after Metallica’s 1988 classic album …And Justice for All.

In a cool twist during the distilling process, the song “Blackened” actually helped “shape the flavor” of the whiskey.

The band explained:”That’s right, the blend of bourbons, ryes, and whiskeys from all across North America, carefully selected by Dave himself, is housed in black brandy barrels and inundated with low hertz sound waves so intense that it actually enhances the molecular interaction and ultimately the finish of the whiskey,” adding: “It just so happens that the low-frequency range needed for Dave’s vision was the range you hear in our music and the process of sonic-enhancement we call ‘Black Noise’ was born.”

You have to love this touch! Each and every batch of the whiskey will also be accompanied by a playlist of the songs used to help make it. Awsome.

So, where can you get it? Blackened will be made available in stores, bars and cities during Metallica’s upcoming U.S. tour. Kicking off the launch of Blackened, you can get it at the bands opening tour date in Madison, Wisconsin, on September 2nd. You can also check it out this Thursday at a pair of tasting events that will be held in Madison, and Pickerell. Oh, and the band will be there as well to sign bottles.

For info on how you can get your hands on a bottle, visit BlackenedWhiskey.com.