Some music ages like fine wine, but some fine whiskeys age to Metallica. The heavy metal band launched its Batch 100 limited-edition box set of Blackened American Whiskey today (May 18). The set pairs with two 12" vinyl picture discs of Metallica's playlist used in the distilling process.
The "Black Noise" custom sonic-enhancement process plays a unique mix of Metallica's rare, live and studio recordings from its wide-spanning career, which was curated by master distiller/blender Rob Dietrich, at such a low frequency that it assists in the actual making of the liquor. The low vibrations "pummel the black brandy casks during the finishing process, agitating the whiskey and extracting more flavor from the wood," according to a press release.
Dietrich, who's the first person outside of the band to blend the official playlist for one of its 19 batches of Blackened American Whiskey, adds a special personal touch by including the live version of "One," which he played during his deployment in Somalia.