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Slipknot are bringing out their own branded American whiskey

Slipknot have announced they’re about to release their very own branded American whiskies.

The band have joined forces with Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery for the products – and they report it’ll be available from August.

Slipknot say: “Announcing No. 9 Iowa Whiskey, available August 10 at select retailers in all 50 states and across all Knotfest Roadshow North American dates (opens in new tab)

“A collaboration with the Iowa-based Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, No. 9 Iowa Whiskey (90 proof / 45% ABV) and No. 9 Reserve Iowa Whiskey (99 proof / 49.5% ABV) are made with corn from the award-winning distillery’s family farm in Winthrop, Iowa.”

Both bottles carry no age statement and have a mashbill consisting of 56% corn, 36% rye and 9% malted barley.

The No. 9 Iowa Whiskey will retail for $39.99, while the higher strength No. 9 Reserve Iowa Whiskey will sell for $69.99.

Slipknot’s Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan adds: “Slipknot and Cedar Ridge Distillery – two groups of people born and raised in Iowa, and committed to 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.”

To find out more, visit the Slipknot Whiskey website (opens in new tab).

Slipknot will release their new album We Are Not Your Kind on August 9.

Metallica launched their Blackened American whiskey in 2018 (opens in new tab), while both Scorpions (opens in new tab) and Motorhead (opens in new tab) collaborated with Swedish distillery Mackmyra for their own branded whisky.

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Slipknot's brand new album We Are Not Your Kind will be released through Roadrunner Records in August. The follow-up to .5: The Gray Chapter features the lead single Unsainted.

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