Blackened Whiskey, tied to the band Metallica, recently announced its release of Cask Strength and will begin a nationwide rollout of the new expression starting with Volume 01.
A statement from the whiskey brand explains that this Blackened Whiskey Cask Strength features the same blend of North American bourbons and ryes as in the original expression.
But for this edition, the whiskey’s blended then finished in brandy casks, bottled at cask strength, and non-chill filtered. Each volume of Cask Strength will be its own unique batch and limited in quantity.
The makers of Blackened Whiskey, after receiving such good feedback on previous limited Cask Strength releases, looked to answer consumer demand with this expression.
To make Blackened Whiskey, they 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.
Called Black Noise, the sonic-enhancement process produces low hertz sound waves causing the whiskey to reverberate at a fast rate, interacting with the oak staves of the finishing barrel, measurably releasing wood compounds and flavors.
The tasting notes for this volume of Blackened Whiskey Cask Strength shows the expression to have aromas of rolled oats, vanilla wafer, fig, maple sugar, and toffee. On the palate are hints of walnut, caramel, and vanilla creme with a brown sugar, ancho chile, with a cinnamon spice finish.
Volume 1 of the Cask Strength clocks in at 61.4% ABV, 122.85 proof.
“I absolutely love cask strength whiskey,” said 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.”
Robert Trujillo, bassist for the band Metallica, said that when they were creating Blackened, they weren’t out to create just another whiskey. “Our goal was to create something unique and refined that would appeal to even the top-notch whiskey experts. We are so proud of Rob’s latest accolades with Rye The Lightning receiving the #14 spot on Whisky Advocate’s Top Whiskies of 2022.”
Blackened Whiskey Cask Strength is now available with a suggested retail price of $69.99.
For more information, check out www.blackenedwhiskey.com.
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