BLACKENED® AMERICAN WHISKEY ANNOUNCES BATCH 100 WITH LIMITED-EDITION COLLECTOR’S BOX SET
Batch 100 Is Released Exclusively In A Collector’s Item Box Set, Including Limited-Edition 12” Vinyl Discs And Behind the Scenes Metallica Photos & Commentary Featured in The First-Ever BLACKENED® Zine
BLACKENED, a blend of North America’s finest bourbons and ryes, was launched by Metallica and the legendary Master Distiller Dave Pickerell with Batch 81 in 2018 to honor the year the band was founded. In June of 2019, Master Distiller & Blender Rob Dietrich joined the fold after the passing of Pickerell, overseeing the sourcing, blending and cask finishing of barrels for each batch.
BLACKENED uses Metallica’s music to literally shape the whiskey. Using a proprietary sonic-enhancement process dubbed BLACK NOISE™, the low hertz vibrations of the music pummel the black brandy casks during the finishing process, agitating the whiskey and extracting more flavor from the wood. Each batch of BLACKENED has a unique playlist curated by the band members themselves. The Batch 100 Playlist is a special collaboration with music selected by the brand’s very own Master Distiller & Blender Rob Dietrich and curated by Metallica co-founder Lars Ulrich, which resulted in an eclectic mix of rare, live and studio recordings from various albums across the band’s incomparable career.