Blackened Whiskey, the brand from legendary heavy metal band Metallica, has launched its new Cask Strength line, starting with Volume 01.
These releases contain the same blend of North American bourbons and ryes as the original expression. The whiskeys are then married and finished in brandy casks, bottled at cask strength and non-chill filtered.
Each volume of Cask Strength is its own unique batch, and limited in quantity.
The makers of Blackened Whiskey “sonically enhance” their whiskeys to “extract more flavor from the finishing casks, using a patent-pending scientific process” co-developed by the sound engineers at Meyer Sound. Dubbed “Black Noise,” this process produces low hertz sound waves causing the whiskey to reverberate at a fast rate, interacting with the oak staves of the finishing barrel.
The result for Blackened Whiskey Cask Strength is notes of rolled oats, vanilla wafer, fig, maple sugar and toffee on the nose, the company reports. On the palate are hints of walnut, caramel and vanilla creme, with a brown sugar, ancho chile and a cinnamon spice finish.
“I absolutely love cask strength whiskey,” says Blackened Whiskey Master Distiller and Blender Rob Dietrich. “You are drinking whiskey in its purest form; unfiltered, uncut and born straight from the barrel with one unapologetic purpose — to be savored.”
Blackened Whiskey Cask Strength is on shelves now, nationwide, for a suggested retail price of $69.99 per 750-ml. bottle.