Metallica Releases ‘Black’ Album-Enhanced Whiskey


Metallica is adding to their Blackened brand whiskey with the Black Album batch, which comes in a limited edition pack. reports the band is again using their signature Black Noise sonic enhancement process and has tuned this new batch of whiskey to their 1991 self-titled album.

The Black Album pack includes a 750mL bottle of the new enhanced Batch 114 whiskey, which is described as having notes of burnt caramel, oak, honey, cinnamon and more. Other items in the pack are a collectible matte black whiskey coin and a Snakebyte Cocktail Booklet, which features several drink recipes. It was titled after James Hetfield's signature ESP Snakebyte guitar.

According to the Blackened website, Hetfield said, “So many things changed for us externally after the Black Album release. 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."

The limited-edition Black Album whiskey pack is available online at and in select stores in various states.