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Metallica Ages Their “Blackened” Whiskey with Subwoofers


September 8, 2018 – Metallica’s recently launched Blackened American Whiskey has gone through an unusual aging process: The black brandy barrels have been subjected to low hertz sound waves from their “…And Justice for All” album.  The sound waves cause vibrations that allow the molecules of liquid in the barrel to interact with the wood and extract more flavor.

Blackened American Whiskey is a blend of bourbon, rye and whiskey created by the highly respected Dave Pickerell, formerly master distiller at Marker’s Mark.  Metallica isn’t the first to use thumping music to age liquor but they have a patent pending on their technique, aptly named “Black Noise”.

The first release of 5,000 bottles of Blackened is Batch 081 which is the year the band was formed.  Future releases will be blasted with tracks from other albums and song selection is available on their web site where you can listen to the playlist for each batch.

Pre-Ordering and Price

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Distribution will be limited but you can pre-order now at Think Liquor.  They start shipping mid-September and orders will be fulfilled on a first-come-first-served basis.  Cost is $52.99 plus shipping.