Blackened Whiskey 750ml
Blackened American Whiskey is adored for its honey, apricot, spicy and burnt flavor notes. This American Whiskey is carefully distilled at Blended Whiskey distillery, United States. Sweet, smooth, and very satisfying, the Blackened American Whiskey definitely makes for an excellent gift material whether your intended recipient is a metal fan or not.
Blackened Whiskey is a collaboration between the rock band Metallica and master distiller Dave Pickerell. It is a blend of straight whiskeys sourced from undisclosed North American distilleries. The whiskey is finished in “black brandy barrels” for a few weeks. Additionally, the barrels are sonically enhanced in a process called “Black Noise”. Low hertz sound waves–playing Metallica’s music of course–causes the whiskey to further interact with the wood. The inaugural batch is labeled 081, to signify the year the band formed. Each batch of 5000 bottles will come with an accompanying playlist on Spotify and Apple Music.
The nose is vibrant and inviting, with a hint of oranges and aniseed, as well as resin and oak shavings. Sweet too, while the rose petals and strawberries are presumably the effect of the black brandy barrels. The wood has done its work on the palate, as there is menthol and plenty of wood spices. But the sweetness makes an encore as well. A very solid whisky
The legendary heavy metal band Metallica has released its own branded whiskey. Called Blackened, after one of it’s songs, it’s produced by Sweet Amber Distilling Company – a joint venture between Metallica and the late, equally legendary, artisan craft distiller Dave Pickerell. Blackened is a blend of straight bourbons and rye whiskeys drawn from throughout North America.
Appearance / Color :
Nose / Aroma / Smell :
Burnt caramel, oak and honey on the nose with hints of spice.
Flavor / Taste / Palate :
Strong notes of honey, cinnamon, allspice, clove and mint, with an apricot surprise.
Long and smooth finish with creamy hints of butterscotch and honey.