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Blackened x Wes Henderson Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Blackened x Wes Henderson Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Size: 0,75 l
(58.1% ABV)
$92.99
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  • BrandBlackened
  • CategoryBourbon
  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionKentucky
  • DistillerySweet Amber Distilling Co.
  • Age6 Year Old
  • Style Cask Finished Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey
  • Maturation Bourbon Casks
  • Alcohol58.1%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.

A tasty way to help the community of Kentucky.

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? Before Master Distiller Rob Dietrich took over, the late 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 this blend of hand-selected, well-aged Bourbons & Ryes 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.

Made as a collab between Master Distiller Rob Dietrich and Angel’s Envy co-founder Wes Henderson, Blackened x Wes Henderson Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey was released to give back to the Kentucky community. A complex 6YO Kentucky Straight Bourbon that was finished in White Port Wine casks, Rob and Wes felt they needed to help their region after the 2021 devastating tornadoes. So, they created this cask-strength and non-chill filtered beauty to donate money and support the rebuild efforts in Western Kentucky. Blackened will donate $25,000 to the Team Rubicon organization, while Metallica and All Within My Hands will match this donation, making the overall total donation $50,000.

*This bottle is a collector’s item; we will not be able to entertain any refunds or exchanges.

**Individual orders are limited to one item per person, as we wish to give everyone the opportunity to participate.

***Any kind of transit damage is insured and will be reimbursed.

Flavor Spiral TM
  • pear pear
  • raisin raisin
  • cinnamon cinnamon
  • tobacco tobacco
  • nutty nutty
  • vanilla vanilla
  • grassy grassy
  • lingering lingering

Appearance / Color
Light amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Aromas of pear, raisin, cinnamon, and cigar box.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Smooth and well-balanced with notes of pear, honey, chipotle cinnamon, vanilla, barn hay, and walnut.

Finish
Long and viscuous.

About

A tasty way to help the community of Kentucky.

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? Before Master Distiller Rob Dietrich took over, the late 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 this blend of hand-selected, well-aged Bourbons & Ryes 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.

Made as a collab between Master Distiller Rob Dietrich and Angel’s Envy co-founder Wes Henderson, Blackened x Wes Henderson Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey was released to give back to the Kentucky community. A complex 6YO Kentucky Straight Bourbon that was finished in White Port Wine casks, Rob and Wes felt they needed to help their region after the 2021 devastating tornadoes. So, they created this cask-strength and non-chill filtered beauty to donate money and support the rebuild efforts in Western Kentucky. Blackened will donate $25,000 to the Team Rubicon organization, while Metallica and All Within My Hands will match this donation, making the overall total donation $50,000.

*This bottle is a collector’s item; we will not be able to entertain any refunds or exchanges.

**Individual orders are limited to one item per person, as we wish to give everyone the opportunity to participate.

***Any kind of transit damage is insured and will be reimbursed.

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  • BrandBlackened
  • CategoryBourbon
  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionKentucky
  • DistillerySweet Amber Distilling Co.
  • Age6 Year Old
  • Style Cask Finished Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey
  • Maturation Bourbon Casks
  • Alcohol58.1%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.
Flavor Spiral TM
  • pear pear
  • raisin raisin
  • cinnamon cinnamon
  • tobacco tobacco
  • nutty nutty
  • vanilla vanilla
  • grassy grassy
  • lingering lingering

Appearance / Color
Light amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Aromas of pear, raisin, cinnamon, and cigar box.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Smooth and well-balanced with notes of pear, honey, chipotle cinnamon, vanilla, barn hay, and walnut.

Finish
Long and viscuous.

Customer Reviews

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Blake
I've found a new favorite sipp...

I've found a new favorite sipping bourbon. I love the complexity of flavors. I haven't seen anyone else mention coffee notes, but that's what came through to me. The higher ABV made me expect more bite and less flavor, but I was pleasantly surprised. I ordered this bottle along with the "plain" Blackened American Whiskey so I could compare them side by side, and this is hands-down my favorite. Especially on a dreary, mid-winter evening, savoring this in small sips is a genuine pleasure.

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Chrissy
The nose is cherry and raisin....

The nose is cherry and raisin. The port finishing comes thru in the taste. The heat from the ABV comes on quickly and lingers thru a long finish. A little water opens it up. You can get past the cinnamon heat and sense some vanilla and heather. I’ll be buying more of this!!