New Interview Series

The Blending Sessions

Experience the ultimate blend of whiskey and music with BLACKENED Master Distiller & Blender Rob Dietrich and Metallica in an exclusive series of conversations titled The Blending Sessions. Tune in to learn more about their creative process, shared passions, and the artistry behind every sip and riff.

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Introducing: The Blending Sessions
Metallica and Master Distiller & Blender Rob Dietrich share an exclusive behind-the-scenes take on what goes into making music and whiskey in The Blending Sessions.
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Raising the Bar
When you have a band that consistently delivers iconic music and a passionate Master Distiller & Blender who delivers award-winning whiskey, there’s no room for compromise.
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Uniquely Metallica
Metallica and Rob Dietrich discuss the raw power of forging a path that’s uniquely theirs. Feel the energy of unbounded creativity from chord to pour.
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The Art of Blending
When it comes to making whiskey and music it’s not about just mixing shit up, it’s about blending. Listen to the experts of layering when it comes to sips and riffs.
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Sound Shapes Our Whiskey
It’s not quite magic, but our BLACK NOISE sonic-enhancement process will blow your mind. Follow us where only Metallica’s BLACKENED Whiskey dares to go.
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Crafted With Pride
The shared pride and passion of BLACKENED Whiskey, crafted alongside Master Distiller & Blender Rob Dietrich, is best described as ‘uniquely Metallica’.
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Artists at Work
James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, and Rob Dietrich reveal their creative processes and where the road to perfection is paved with 99 daring missteps.
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The Core of Collaboration
Collaborative energy isn’t just about working together; it’s about tapping into a shared wavelength, where ideas resonate, evolve, and amplify.
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Crowd in a Bottle
This is what happens when band members turn into mad scientists. With the crowd as a vital instrument, James, Lars, and Rob Dietrich discuss the secret ingredient to BLACKENED Whiskey.
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How They Got Their Start
Rob Dietrich, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and Rob Trujillo share their humble beginnings and what fueled their passions to come full circle on the BLACKENED Whiskey collaboration.

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