Blackened has unveiled its first Cask Strength whiskey, Volume 01. The new expression features the same blend of North American bourbons and ryes as in the original expression. The whiskeys are then married and finished in brandy casks, bottled at cask strength, and non-chill filtered. Each volume of Cask Strength is its own unique batch and limited in quantity.
Blackened Whiskey “sonically-enhances” its whiskeys to extract more flavor from the finishing casks, using a patent-pending scientific process co-developed by the sound engineers at Meyer Sound, a global leader in sound technology. Dubbed Black Noise, this sonic-enhancement process produces low hertz sound waves causing the whiskey to reverberate at a fast rate, interacting with the oak staves of the finishing barrel, measurably releasing wood compounds and flavors.
On the nose, Blackened Whiskey Cask Strength features notes of rolled oats, vanilla wafer, fig, maple sugar, and toffee. The palate finds hints of walnut, caramel, and vanilla creme with a brown sugar, ancho chile, and cinnamon spice finish.
“I absolutely love cask strength whiskey,” said Blackened Whiskey Master Distiller & Blender, Rob Dietrich. “You are drinking whiskey in its purest form; unfiltered, uncut and born straight from the barrel with one unapologetic purpose – to be savored.”
“When creating Blackened, we didn’t want to create just another whiskey. Our goal was to create something unique and refined that would appeal to even the top notch whiskey experts,” said Metallica bassist, Robert Trujillo. “We are so proud of Rob’s latest accolades with Rye The Lightning receiving the #14 spot on Whisky Advocate’s Top Whiskies of 2022. We know fans are going to be excited for the release of Blackened Whiskey Cask Strength, starting with the newly released Volume 01.”
The Cask Strength whiskey is priced at $69.99 per bottle. For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.
In September 2021, Blackened unveiled its Masters of Whiskey Series with its inaugural release, Blackened x Willett Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey Finished in Madeira Casks.