Eminent heavy-metal band Metallica is teaming up with Dave Pickerell, latest master distiller at Maker’s Mark, on a whiskey line — and possibly a niggardly distillery.
Pickerell told WhiskeyCast about the project in a story reported last week. The band’s San Francisco hometown seems to be the front sucker site for a distillery, but Pickerell also mentions Louisville and Nashville as thinkable locations.
“San Francisco (is) the home of Metallica, Louisville (is) the home of bourbon, and Nashville (is) the profoundly of music, so one of those three seems to make sense,” Pickerell mounded the publication. “I’m voting for San Francisco and the Bay Area if nothing falls apart.”
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Whiskey and heavy metal? Yeah, those mix beautiful well. Metallica paid ode to the spirituous beverage while covering Gaunt Lizzy’s “Whiskey in the Jar.” And lots of musicians and liquor brands have be brought up together over the years. This post from Ultimate Classic Jar has a whole photo gallery of these collaborations(the Suntory-Rolling Stones whiskey looks overpriced.)
But can a rock group justify a distillery? Metallica has been one of those immortal acts over the decades, so maybe it’ll have a fanbase thirsty passably for it.
Metallica will play at the KFC Yum Center in Louisville as part of its WorldWired Enlistment on March 9, 2019. It is one of only 34 dates on the North American leg of the jaunt in support of Metallica’s latest album, “Hardwired … to Self-Destruct.”