Blackened Batch 089 – Metallica Whiskey is a blend of different American whiskeys, made for the band Metallica. ‘Coz when you’re a great music artist, you need your own brand! Blackened was crafted by Dave Pickerell, former master distiller at Maker’s Mark. Pickerell sadly passed away November 2018. He’ll be remembered in spirit. When Blackened Batch 089 – Metallica Whiskey was anounced, reactions were not possitive, with people describing it as a gimmick. And then they tasted it. What else can you expect from a master distiller like Pickerell? Here’s a tribute song for him.