Metallica announces ‘Black Album’-themed edition of Blackened Whiskey


Metallica‘s Blackened Whiskey is getting a Black Album twist.

Blackened, which the metal legends first launched in 2018, is made using “Black Noise,” a method that involves playing Metallica songs during the distilling process. Apparently, the low-frequency sound waves of the band’s music help “shape the flavor” of the whiskey.

For this latest batch of Blackened, the Black Noise soundtrack was made up of each song from Metallica’s iconic 1991 self-titled record, aka The Black Album.

“So many things changed for us externally after The Black Album release,” says frontman James Hetfield. “The perception of the importance of Metallica changed greatly. Obviously with songs like ‘Sandman’, ‘Unforgiven’, ‘Nothing Else Matters’, becoming embraced by a lot of the world, we became a household name. It changed our lives and hopefully helped the world connect.”

You can order your bottle of Black Album Blackened Whiskey now via

Meanwhile, Metallica has been teasing something related to The Black Album on the band’s social media. Over the past couple months, they’ve shared posts with the hashtag #BlackAlbum2021, leading fans to believe that some sort of 30th anniversary announcement, such as an album reissue or maybe even a tour, is in the works.

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