Slipknot to Release ‘No. 9 Iowa Whiskey’ Soon
Slipknot have just announced a signature whiskey in collaboration with Iowa-based Cedar Ridge Distillery. "No. 9 Iowa Whiskey" and "No. 9 Reserve Iowa Whiskey" are both set to arrive in every state in the U.S. on Aug. 10, one day after the release of Slipknot's new album, We Are Not Your Kind.
Each whiskey will be available at the Knotfest Roadshow North American tour this summer (seen below) in addition to retail purchase. "No. 9 Iowa Whiskey" will sell for $39.99 and is 90 proof, while "No. 9 Iowa Reserve Whiskey" will cost a bit more — $69.99 — and is 99 proof.
"Slipknot and Cedar Ridge Distillery - two groups of people born and raised in Iowa, and committed to quality and hard work," commented Shawn "Clown" Crahan. "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."
Critic Fred Minnick spoke about the whiskey with Clown in an interview for Forbes, and praised the spirit, boasting, "Slipknot’s No. 9 single-handily puts Iowa whiskey on the map and is the best liquid distilled there."
Owner and Founder of Cedar Ridge Distillery Jeff Quint added, "As we came to know the Slipknot guys, we realized we share a lot of the core elements of a good Iowa foundation - these guys are very down-to-earth, hard-working and care deeply about their followers. Building this whiskey with them was an easy, natural process that resulted in a strong and spicy expression, just the way they wanted it."
"Our challenge was to produce a whiskey that represents Slipknot’s style of music; something bold, something with distinguished character, something that you don’t exactly come across every day," Cedar Ridge Head Distiller Murphy Quint expressed, noting, "At the same time, it needed to be a whiskey that satisfies a true whiskey aficionado, regardless of its ties to the band. I feel that this blend of bourbon and rye hits that mark."
In celebration of the signature whiskey's release, Slipknot will be announcing special events such as bottle signings and bar takeovers in coming weeks. For more info, head here.
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