Sweet Amber Ventures


  US - Los Angeles,  CA

  About Project

BLACKENED American Whiskey is the bold collaboration from Master Distiller Dave Pickerell and Metallica. A blend of hand-selected, North American bourbons and ryes with an average age of 8+ years, uniquely finished in black brandy casks and the earth-shattering music of Metallica.

Using the proprietary BLACK NOISE finishing process, each batch of whiskey is blasted with its very own Metallica playlist, selected and arranged by the band members themselves. The low-frequency sound waves force the whiskey to penetrate deeper into the barrel, extracting more caramel, honey, and vanilla flavors from the wood. The result is a magnificently balanced whiskey, robust in flavor and ideal for sipping neat, on the rocks, or in a classic cocktail.


The recipe for BLACKENED American Whiskey was developed by founding Master Distiller Dave Pickerell, which includes the sonic enhancement during the finishing process. Rob Dietrich is the Master Distiller & Blender who is is responsible for every aspect of production and is committed to maintaining the original recipe, artisanal methods, and handcrafted approach to creating this world-class whiskey.

Tasting Notes:
  • The sweet finish on the nose has a special cask influence written all over it.
  • Amazing. Buttery, soft, sexy, and pleasurably plush with a Long, layered finish.
  • Cinnamon nose with tobacco and caramel flavors, packing a punch that’s tempered by notes of honey.
Region: NY
Country of Origin: United States
Category: Whisk(e)y | 110. American, Blended, Special Barrel Finish

Alcohol Content: 45
Retail Price: 44.99
Production Volume: Production Vol. in Proof Gal. (Optional)