Forged By Sound
Blackened American Whiskey employs a sonic-enhancement method that utilizes a variation of the band’s song-determined frequencies to disrupt the whiskey inside the barrel, causing increased wood interaction that kicks up the wood flavor characteristics in the whiskey. We call this proprietary sonic-enhancement process BLACK NOISE™.
Sonic-enhancement is the process of using certain sound waves to affect the spirit inside the barrel. When applied properly, the sound waves actually cause movement of the barrel and the liquid inside. This movement increases the interaction between the liquid and the barrel, resulting in a deeper penetration of the spirit into the wood. Whiskey gains a great deal of character from the barrel, with flavors such as clove, cinnamon and nutmeg, as well as a variety of
aromas like vanilla and caramel. Sonic-enhancement kicks these
characteristics up a notch or two, depending on the sound waves being deployed.
A Collaboration Of Bourbons, Ryes, & Whiskeys
BLACKENED is a marriage of the finest bourbons, ryes & whiskeys, hand selected by Dave himself. Each of the whiskeys offer unique flavor that play a key role in the final spirit. Predominately bourbon, the sweetness of BLACKENED pairs perfectly with the savory spice offered by the high rye composition.
Dave is renown for his whiskey finishes—an aspect he calls
“flavoring for adults”. By resting the whiskey in the barrel
of another spirit during the maturation phase, the whiskey
picks up some of the unique, residual flavors left behind in
the barrel. For BLACKENED, Dave chose to finish the whiskey
in black brandy casks. The result is an added apricot note that
plays perfectly alongside the honey and caramel tones of the
The process the whiskey undergoes is intense; the flavor
is anything but. The spirit has a warm, honey-amber color.
Burnt caramel, oak and honey are present on the nose, with
moderate hints of spice upon first taste. The flavor builds
with notes of honey, cinnamon, allspice, clove and mint, with
unexpected apricot lingering underneath. Expect a long and
smooth finish with slightly creamy hints of butterscotch taffy,
maple and honey.