BLACKENED® Whiskey is born from Metallica’s spirit of innovation, steeped in science, and honed by seasoned experts. Its award-winning portfolio of American whiskeys are uniquely finished and sonically-enhanced, using the BLACK NOISE™ process to extract more flavor from the wood, resulting in BLACKENED Whiskey’s signature taste. The recipe for our original expression was envisioned by our Founding Master Distiller Dave Pickerell and released in 2018. BLACKENED Whiskey is now crafted and propelled onward by category disruptor and Master Distiller & Blender Rob Dietrich. 


Rob Dietrich joined the BLACKENED family in 2019, taking the helm as Master Distiller & Blender. Rob is a veteran in the spirits and music industries, and his passion and experience make him the perfect choice to lead and oversee the sourcing, blending, and cask finishing of each batch of BLACKENED Whiskey. He’s widely known for his highly skilled and artistic approach in creating bold flavors and unique expressions.

Full Speed Or Nothing

What makes us different?

No Gimmicks. All Science.

Black noise sonic enhancement

The BLACK NOISE 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.

Layering & Enhancing Flavors

Remastered and cask finished

Remastering whiskey means layering flavors during blending and enhancing the base through cask-finishing, while using our BLACK NOISE sonic enhancement to extract more flavor, resulting in a one-of-a-kind BLACKENED taste.

The Best Or Nothing

Created with Metallica’s

Metallica approached whiskey-making the same way they’ve always approached music pushing to create something original and better. They work only with collaborators who share their uncompromising commitment to quality and pour their souls into it until they’ve made something that’s truly special.

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