The new packaging includes a 750 ml bottle of Batch 114 Black Album finished whiskey with notes of burnt caramel, oak, honey and cinnamon, among others. In addition, a collectible matte black whiskey and a Snakebyte cocktail with various drink recipes, named after ESP Snakebyte frontman James Hatfield’s guitar. This new batch of whiskey is inspired by the legendary 1991 self-titled album and uses the signature Black Noise™ process to enhance the sound. The limited edition “Black Album” whiskey is already available at and in select stores in several states. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the release of The Black Album. Metallica recently posted a cryptic teaser of “Black Album 2021” on their social media. Today, they announced a new expanded edition of “The Black Album,” which will be released in limited editions. “A lot has changed for us overseas since the release of The Black Album. The site also posted a video of bassist Robert Trujillo unwrapping the new whiskey packaging, which you can watch below. Metallica BLACKENED® whiskey debuted in August 2018, and several batches have been released since then. It has changed our lives and hopefully helped connect the world,” Hatfield said, as noted on the BLACKENED® website. “Obviously, through songs likeSandman,’Unforgiven’ andNothing Else Matters,’ we’ve been accepted by much of the world and we’ve become a household name. The perception of what Metallica stands for has changed a lot. Stay tuned to see what they have in store for the album. 2021 Loudwire, Townsquare Media, Inc.

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