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We offer a retail store locator to help you find Blackened American Whiskey at stores and bars near you. You can also visit our online shop to purchase Blackened for delivery, available for shipping to most of the United States.
Want your favorite bar/liquor store to carry BLACKENED? Please contact their management directly to kindly place a request to carry our product.
BLACKENED is available in Australia for shipping via Groglords and Canada (currently only British Columbia). Join our newsletter to be the first to know when our products are available in your area, we are working hard to expand into new markets!
Our products are not currently sold in Europe.
Blackened American Whiskey is a blend of straight bourbons, ryes, & whiskeys from distilleries across North America – hand-selected by Master Distiller & Blender Dave Pickerell himself. Rob Dietrich became Master Distiller & Blender of BLACKENED® American Whiskey in 2019. Rob, formerly the Master Distiller for Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey, has more than 13 years in the industry and is well-regarded for his unique limited-release, cask finish expressions.
Since joining BLACKENED, Rob has created notable expressions such as his Master Blender Exclusive, BLACKENED X Willett, Rye the Lightning™ and more.
The original Blackened American Whiskey is a blend of straight whiskeys finished in black brandy casks. Our limited-edition releases have featured Madeira and Madiera and Rum Double Cask Finishes.
Blackened is a blend of straight whiskeys, all very well aged.
Like many of Dave’s whiskeys, the finishing process is between 2-10 weeks.
Blackened is 90 Proof, 45% Alc./Vol.
Our Cask Strength Whiskey is 113.07 Proof, 56.5 Alc./Vol.
Blackened American Whiskey started as a collaboration between Metallica and legendary Distiller and Blender Dave Pickerell. Master Distiller & Blender Rob Dietrich now oversees the Blackened American Whiskey distilling process.
BLACKENED is produced in Columbus, OH. Master Distiller & Blender Rob Dietrich oversees the whiskey distilling process including, sourcing, blending, and cask-finishing barrels for each batch of BLACKENED® Since 2019.
BLACKENED® is always working to raise the bar with our limited-edition releases. Our most recent limited-edition releases include BLACKENED RYE THE LIGHTNING, MASTERS of WHISKEY: BLACKENED X WILLETT, and the BLACK ALBUM WHISKEY PACK. These releases have featured collectible Metallica items, original artwork, vinyl records, and more!
Our limited-edition releases sell out fast! Join our newsletter to be the first to know about our next release.
The Original Blackened American Whiskey is available all year round in select markets in North America, Australia via Grog Lords, and British Columbia with more markets coming soon!
Sonic-enhancement, or as we like to call it “BLACK NOISE”, is the use of sound waves to create an intensified interaction between the barrel and the whiskey.
The intensified interaction between the barrel and the whiskey during the finishing phase adds additional wood characteristics to the spirit.
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Each batch of Blackened has its own playlist, chosen by the band themselves. When resting in the finishing barrels, the music is played to the barrel – causing an intense reaction between the barrel and the whiskey imparting more wood character.
The playlists can be found here.
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