Type: American Whiskey
BLACKENED® Whiskey is born from Metallica’s spirit of innovation, steeped in science, and honed by seasoned experts.
This award-winning whiskey is a blend of the finest straight bourbon & rye whiskeys and uniquely finished and sonically-enhanced in brandy casks, using the BLACK NOISE™ process to extract more flavor from the wood.
The original recipe was envisioned by our Founding Master Distiller Dave Pickerell. BLACKENED Whiskey is now crafted and propelled onward by category disruptor and Master Distiller & Blender Rob Dietrich. The result is a magnificently balanced whiskey ideal for sipping neat, on the rocks, or enjoyed in a classic signature cocktail.
BLACKENED is whiskey remastered.WEBSITE
BLACKENED® Whiskey is born from Metallica’s spirit of innovation, steeped in science, and honed by seasoned experts. This award-winning whiskey is a blend of the finest straight bourbon & rye whiskeys and is uniquely finished in brandy casks with sonic-enhancement, using a process dubbed BLACK NOISE™.
The BLACK NOISE process was co-developed by engineers at Meyer Sound, global leaders in sound technology. This sonic-enhancement process produces low hertz sound waves causing the whiskey to reverberate at a fast rate, interacting with the oak staves of the barrel, measurably releasing wood compounds and flavors like toasted coconut, vanilla, butterscotch, and caramel. The result is a magnificently balanced whiskey that’s robust in flavor and ideal for sipping neat, on the rocks, or in a classic signature cocktail.
The original BLACKENED Whiskey recipe was envisioned by our Founding Master Distiller Dave Pickerell. BLACKENED Whiskey is now crafted and propelled onward by category disruptor and Master Distiller & Blender Rob Dietrich. To learn more about the story of this unprecedented collaboration and the sonic-enhancement process, visit www.blackenedwhiskey.com.
BLACKENED is whiskey remastered.
Nose: Burnt caramel, oak & honey.
Palate: Honey, cinnamon, allspice, dark fruit, clove & mint.
Finish: Long and smooth, slightly creamy with hints of butterscotch taffy, maple & honey. Burnt caramel, oak & honey on the nose, with honey, cinnamon, allspice, dark fruit, clove and mint filling the palate. The finish is long and smooth, slightly creamy with hints of butterscotch taffy, maple and honey.
ABV - 45% Alc./Vol. (90 Proof)
Platinum Medal 2021 Ascot Awards / Double Gold Medal 2021 Sip Awards / Double Gold Medal 2020 John Barleycorn Awards / Gold Medal 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition / 90 Points Wine Enthusiast
BLACKENED X Wes Henderson
The BLACKENED x Wes Henderson is the second release in BLACKENED Whiskey’s Masters of Whiskey Series, which was created in partnership with Master Distiller & Blender, Rob Dietrich, and recently retired Angel’s Envy Co-Founder, Wes Henderson.
This limited edition expression is crafted from a 6 year-old Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey and finished in white Port wine casks, bottled at cask strength, and non-chill filtered.
To support the rebuilding efforts in Western Kentucky, something near and dear to Wes & Rob, BLACKENED donated $25,000 to Team Rubicon, a veteran-led, non-profit organization that serves global communities before, during and after disasters and crises.
Metallica and All Within My Hands matched this donation in kind, making the overall total donation of $50,000.
Nose: Pear, raisin, cinnamon & cigar box.
Palate: Pear, honey, chipotle cinnamon, vanilla, barn hay & walnut.
Finish: Beautiful, long viscous finish.
ABV - 58.1% Alc./Vol (116.2 PROOF)
BLACKENED Limited Edition Rye the Lightning™ Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
BLACKENED Kentucky Straight Rye Double Cask Finished Whiskey, aptly dubbed RYE THE LIGHTNING™, is the latest limited release from BLACKENED® American Whiskey.
Inspired by Metallica’s 6x platinum sophomore album, Ride the Lightning, this expression was double cask finished to its own unique playlist which is blasted to the barrels using BLACKENED’s proprietary BLACK NOISE™ sonic enhancement process.
Crafted from Kentucky straight rye whiskeys aged between 5-8 years and hand-selected by BLACKENED Master Distiller & Blender Rob Dietrich.
The double cask finishing results in notes of dried fig, hay, pinewood, pear, and rum cake on the nose, and on the palate, clover honey, mint, corn husk, sugar cane, walnut, and cinnamon.
93 Point Rating and #14 on the 2022 Top 20 Whiskies of the Year from Whisky Advocate / 2022 Best Finished Bourbon from Breaking Bourbon / Gold Award from the 2022 John Barleycorn Awards