BLACKENED™ is a marriage of the finest bourbons & ryes, hand selected by Dave himself. Each of the whiskeys
offer unique flavor that play a key role in the final spirit. Predominantly bourbon, the sweetness of BLACKENED™ is paired perfectly with the savory spice offered by the rye.
Dave was renown for his whiskey finishes—an aspect he called “flavoring for adults”. By resting the whiskey in the barrel
of another spirit during the maturation phase, the whiskey picks up some of the unique, residual flavors left behind in the barrel. For BLACKENED™, Dave chose to finish the whiskey in black brandy casks. The result is an added apricot note that plays perfectly alongside the honey and caramel tones of the pre-finished spirit.
After the whiskeys have been combined in the black brandy casks for finishing, they’re jolted back to life by the unmistakable, earth-shattering music of Metallica. Using our proprietary sonic-enhancement system BLACK NOISE™, the whiskey is pummeled by sound, causing it to seep deeper into the barrel, where it picks up additional wood flavor characteristics.