Crafted from Kentucky straight rye whiskeys aged between 5-8 years and hand-selected by BLACKENED Master Distiller & Blender Rob Dietrich.
The double cask finishing results in notes of dried fig, hay, pinewood, pear, and rum cake on the nose, and on the palate, clover honey, mint, corn husk, sugar cane, walnut, and cinnamon.
45% ABV | 90 PROOF
Available for shipping and in-store.
RYE THE LIGHTNING™ was double finished in Madeira and Rum casks. It is during the rum cask finishing that the whiskey undergoes the proprietary BLACK NOISE™ sonic enhancement process that uses the low hertz frequencies from Metallica’s music to vibrate the barrels, causing a greater interaction between the whiskey and the wood, forcing the liquid further into the barrel and extracting more flavor and color. This expression has notes of brown sugar, honey, mint and hay followed by spice and wood notes from the rum cask finish.
The bottle’s label is emblazoned with a green soundwave to differentiate from the Blackened American Whiskey flagship and align with the historical significance of using the color green to characterize rye whiskey bottles.
Fans interested in hearing this rare performance of Ride the Lightning from back to front can now enjoy a newly remixed version exclusively through BLACKENED. A copy can be downloaded by scanning this QR code.
The 10-track BLACK NOISE playlist includes:
1. Ride The Lightning Intro
2. The Call of Ktulu
3. Creeping Death
4. Escape (Live Debut)
5. Trapped Under Ice
6. Kirk Solo
7. Fade to Black
8. For Whom the Bell Tolls
9. Ride The Lightning
10. Fight Fire with Fire
BLACKENED® American Whiskey’s RYE THE LIGHTNING™ is now available for pre-sale and coming to a number of retailers across the United States as well as online. Click the link below to sign up for our newsletter to find when it’s available.