METALLICA: Whiskey in a Jar -- For Real

Metallica's whiskey, which they announced back in the spring, will finally be available in September.

The group, which had a rock hit 20 years ago with a cover of "Whiskey in the Jar," teamed up with former Makers Mark distiller Dave Pickerell for Blackened American Whiskey. The public will get its first taste tomorrow (Thursday) at two locations in Madison, Wisconsin -- where Metallica launch their North American tour on Sunday. It will be made available in most of the cities where tour stops before it wraps up in March.

The band says, "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." You can listen to the playlists that "emblazoned" each batch on either Spotify or Apple Music.

  • Considering James Hetfield is sober, this must be a weird deal for him.
  • I hope the next one is called Rye the Lightning.


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