Even though it's not a traditional bourbon it is still this weeks pick of the week because it is so damn good! I first tried it at the Bourbon and Beyond Festival back in 2018 where I met Master Distiller Dave Pickerell. He was so cool, and the thirty minute convo I had with him will be something I always cherish.
BLACKENED began as a collaborative effort between Metallica and Master Distiller & Blender Dave Pickerell. Sadly, Dave passed away in late 2018, shortly after the launch of BLACKENED. In 2019, Master Distiller Rob Dietrich joined the team as Master Distiller & Blender, and guardian of Dave’s legacy blend. As unapologetic masters of craft in their respective fields, they’ve built world-renowned legacies by carving out new spaces and bringing their singular, incendiary perspectives to everything they touch. Unlikely collaborators on the surface, their shared creative fire and dedication to craft make them anything but. Together, they’ve created BLACKENED – an unconventional whiskey of uncompromising quality.
Learn more at www.blackenedwhiskey.com