Blackened American Whiskey

Blackened American Whiskey

(0.75l, 45%)


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Sonic-finished metal Whiskey in the jar-ow.

You know how plants are supposed to flourish more if you play them Mozart? Now imagine aging your Whiskey with music. What would you play? Metallica, of course. And that is what's really happening now: the original gangsters of metal just gave us their brand new Whiskey called Blackened American Whiskey. So metal, right? Dave Pickerell, former Master Distiller at Maker's Mark, made a hardcore blend of American Bourbon, Rye, and Whiskey, tucked away next to subwoofers that blast low-frequency sound waves to enhance the molecules. And every new batch of five thousand bottles comes with a different Metallica playlist.

We know what you're thinking: just another rock star gimmick. Well, a 2017 study on Brandy and sound-aging actually says this thing works and Metallica's Whiskey in a jar-ow is really good. And while Blackened American Whiskey is finished with Hetfield's madness, it's matured in black Brandy casks, which brings apricot notes with honey and caramel flavors to this Bourbon-lead mosh-pit.
  • Category
  • Style
    Blended American Whiskey
  • Region
    United States
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    45%
  • Distillery
    Blended Whiskey
  • Age
    NAS
  • Maturation
    Black Brandy casks

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honey
apricot
spicy
burnt
oak
cinnamon
mint
clove
butterscotch
What does Blackened American Whiskey taste like?

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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Honey amber.

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.

Finish
Long and smooth finish with creamy hints of butterscotch and honey.
Ratings & Reviews
Chris
Chris,
I really like this. It was a free bottle I licked from the few options and I was impressed. I loved the idea that this whiskey was finished in Brandy barrels while Metallica played. This has a very sticky burnt bite at first but then leaves the sweet home and apricot note after. I was impressed with the two flavors that happen with the first taste and then after. I would buy this again.
 
Brian
Brian,
SOLID whiskey, I love the flavors, great price point. Get some heat going down the pallet, I would definitely recommend to someone who likes a good burn. I love the finish, very powerful.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Wow! Was not expecting this for a young whiskey. Smooth, easy finish. Great with a steak & cigar!
 
Nathan
Nathan,
Was kind of intimidated by the name, but was pleasantly surprised and have really enjoyed it. Very drinkable.
 
David
David,
I loved it, very smooth, a hint of Sherry. I would definitely buy again.
 
Nichole
Nichole,
As a fan of Metallic but more importantly, the late Dave Pickerll, I had to try this. Very nice sweet and fruity aroma with some spice hitting the tongue. The finish is a soft linger of heat on the throat. I really enjoyed this whiskey blend and love sharing with others about the process developed and used for each batch, including the fact that each batch has its own playlist.
 
Mike
Mike,
I was a bit skeptical but was surprised balanced it was. A bit of sweetness with a hint of honey. you may want to let it rest for a little bit after pouring with a few swirls before tasting it. overall I found it to be a solid whiskey.
 
Michael
Michael,
It was a good one but not my favorite. I prefer scotch actually and only a few bourbons interest me. This one was good.
 
Doug
Doug,
Dang, I cannot say enough of how much love this one. My Metallica fandom aside, this whiskey has an incredible aroma and finish. It can be enjoyed with or without ice.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
I find myself agreeing with Jordan somewhat. I thought it was harsh from beginning to end. Not the least bit impressed!
 
Dan
Dan,
My knowledge level is low and my opinion isn’t worth much except to me, but I really like this. Smooth. Excellent. An absolute favorite.
 
Erin
Erin,
Love it! Very smooth with great lasting flavor
 
Jordan
Jordan,
It has an okay initial taste but a super harsh finish. I’ve tried it with a drop of water and ice. This one just wasn’t my cup of tea.
 
Eric
Eric,
I'd order this again. Smooth, easy drinking, a little lighter than I am accustomed to. Not sure it was sealed properly...the plastic topper was loose and the strip seal broken when I took my first pour, but it is tasty.
 
Devon
Devon,
I really liked this smooth American Whiskey. Easy drinking with a nice finish.
 
NOAH
NOAH,
At first I did not enjoy it as much as other whiskeys. I mostly like whisky. Then I tried my homemade tiramisu and had a sip. The wonderful flavor was something unexpected. Try it after a dessert, you might be surprised how good this whiskey actually is!
 
Robert
Robert,
Great Stuff!
 
Steven
Steven,
It was better than expected. It tastes a little young but a few days after opening on re-taste I found it to be relatively smooth with a slight rawness that lingers as a mild, pleasant smokiness. Definitely more character than many other bourbons and I'd reach for this over Woodford, Knob Creek, etc as a daily drinker. Complements sweeter mixers well such as amaro, aperol, simple syrup, etc.
 
Kurt
Kurt,
I found this to be a little harsh on the first taste and easier to drink a few sips in like many whiskeys. It's good, but I like something a little smoother. I didn't get the apricot notes that the description mentions.
 
Russell
Russell,
Didn’t quite hit the spot! Little spicy for my liking.
 
Jared
Jared,
Was raw to the nose but very smooth tastewas milder than what I initially thought it would be. I'll buy it again
 
Michael
Michael,
Delicious
 
Christina
Christina,
Loved it! Very smooth and reasonably priced. Tastes great on the rocks or in a Manhattan :)
 
Blake
Blake,
I am new to tasting but I do have a few whiskeys that I like. This one is good but not the smoothest I’ve every had. I do really enjoy the after taste. Its kinda sweet! I definitely prefer is chilled. My star rating might be a little harsh but again I’m not very experienced.
 
Cliff
Cliff,
I can't decide about this one. When I first opened the bottle it had an amazing, rich, buttery, slightly sweet sherry-like smell. The flavor hasn't lived up to that initial aroma, but it is intriguing. It has some definite rye spice, and a subtle sweetness. Maybe slightly unrefined, but there's still a lot of layers of flavor. More interesting than enjoyable, and yet it's disappearing quickly.
 
NOAH
NOAH,
Best served with white ice.
 
Robert
Robert,
Picked up more smoky flavors than I'm used to
 
Gabe
Gabe,
A good representation of an American Whiskey.
 
Jeramy
Jeramy,
All around very balanced with a hint of sweetness and nice woodiness. Love the story too. Metallica and Whiskey, who’d a thunk
 
Derek
Derek,
I suspected a gimmicky whiskey and bought it anyway. I was blown away by how good this is. I enjoy a rye whiskey and the rye flavor stands out from the sweet background. This has a very unique but welcomed aftertaste. The linger is long with a decent amount of oils. I'm glad that I took the chance on what could have been a gimmick.
 
James
James,
Loved this whiskey! Smooth bourbon, fine flavor, great finish. The caramel & vanilla hints are noticeable but do not overpower the overall flavor. Even my picky wife loves this bourbon!
 
Chad
Chad,
Very smooth with Canadian type whiskey notes very Surprising and enjoyed thoroughly
 
Michael
Michael,
It’s actually really good that I’m almost done with my second bottle
 
David
David,
It has a great story and interesting process-Definitely!!! However, it was just ok. No Earth moving taste or notes of my favorite attributes
 
Abhijeet
Abhijeet,
Awesome blend of Rye and Bourbon! Very smooth
 
Frank
Frank,
Very aromatic, smooth, and flavorful!
 
Keith
Keith,
Very sweet with hints of berry, vanilla, and oak on the palate. Finish is all barrel, fading into hints of rye. Surprisingly good whiskey.
 
David
David,
Very Nice!!
 
LtCol
LtCol,
This is a hidden gem. Holy cow. Opened this and it is one of the smoothest whiskeys I have ever ttasted. The brandy adds a nice fruity tone to it but it’s best feature is it’s smoothness. I won’t touch this except for special occasions now. I can’t recommend it highly enough for any one to buy.
 
DAVE
DAVE,
I bought it because I'm a Metallica fan, and expected it to be mediocre like many celebrity liquors. I was pleasantly proven wrong. Sweet honey and tart fruit flavors matched with just enough of a bite make for a good sipper on the rocks or neat. The fruit tones from the black brandy casks really do make all the difference; indeed, "blackened is the end!"
 
Kent
Kent,
Warm honey moving into slightly overpowering spice, finishing with a little burnt clove. kinda not my flavor profile but it’s interesting how smoothly the flavors blend. I look forward to finishing this bottle though I don’t expect to purchase again. 😏
 
Emily
Emily,
One of my favorite American whiskeys. Great flavors.
 
Steve
Steve,
Good
 
Steve
Steve,
Very mild to my palate...nice balance of taste and smell. I'd buy this bottle again if it were less expensive. Above average.
 
Justin
Justin,
A
 
David
David,
The late Dave Pickerell was an amazing talent and does not disappoint with Blackened. No wonder Metallica made him the 5th Horseman. It is smooth and pleasant, similar to Blanton's, except less expensive.
 
Mark
Mark,
Holy cow, this is the smoothest whiskey I’ve ever tried. I purchased a bottle at my local store and will definitely keep this in my home bar. If you haven’t tried it, you should.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Smooth - maybe too smooth sometimes. A little too light and not very complex for the cost. Very drinkable, but there are better buys out there. Only slightly above average.
 
Don
Don,
Eh...average at best. Disappointed when I tried it
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Of all the whiskey/bourbon I've tried, Blackened has been the most pleasant. It's complex dynamic, smooth finish, and post indulgence flavour, left me analyzing the remaining tastes, and prompted me to try more. Though it may be used as a mixer, I find it most pleasurable, chilled, sipped, analyzed and appreciated. A definite favorite.
 
Richard
Richard,
Fruit is dominant, sweet and drinkable
 
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