Heavy metal band Slipknot are entering into the spirits industry by launching their own brand of bourbons.
The band created a range of bourbons called No 9 Iowa Whiskey in collaboration with family-owned distillery Cedar Ridge Distillery in their home state of Iowa.
According to Forbes the blend is good, featuring notes ranging from honeysuckle, corn, and apple butter to chocolate, which is an intriguing taste for a whiskey.
Band member Shawn Clown Crahan said: Slipknot and Cedar Ridge Distillery – two groups of people born and raised in Iowa and committed to the quality and hard work.
We collaborated on No 9 Whiskey, which in addition to Iowa corn, gets some extra spice from its rye content.
I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Live life and always be safe.
Born and raised in Iowa, it is unsurprising that they joined an Iowa-based distillery to honour their roots.
Iowa is known for its vast corn and rye fields, and leads in the United States production of corn with every county in the state growing the product.
When asked why they went back home, Shawn told Forbes: Number one, theyre the only whiskey company in the state of Iowa using Iowa corn for whiskey.
I was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa, and were from Iowa.
Cedar Ridge is family run and feels like home.
In order for whiskey to call itself a bourbon its mash, the mixture of grains from which the product is distilled, must contain at least 51% corn with the rest of the mash usually filled out with malted rye or wheat.
The spellings vary geographically and involve specific rules for their barrelling process.
For example, Scotch whisky (spelled without the e) must be produced in Scotland and is made from mostly malted barley and aged in oak barrels for three years or more.
Tennessee whiskey, such as Jack Daniels, is different to Bourbon because in the distilling process is filtered through sugar maple charcoal, known as the Lincoln County Process to differentiate from the average Bourbon such as Jim Beam.
The No 9 Whiskey will be available in all 50 states on 10 August for $39.99 (Read More – Source