Get ready to relax by the fire with a smooth glass of whiskey, as Anthrax has unveiled their latest creation that was inspired by Dimebag Darrell.

If you ever needed a drink in your life, the year 2020 has been that time to drown away the world with a smooth glass of comfort. Luckily some of the best musicians in the heavy metal business are rolling out a new libation for us to sip: Anthrax has unveiled ‘The Healer’.

Made only to a small batch of one barrel, equalling 360 bottles, the new drink is credited to the late Dimebag Darrell, as Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante details: “The first time I heard Dimebag refer to booze being a healer was when we were on tour together and I was really sick. He came onto our bus, opened my bunk curtain, gave me a shot of whiskey and said ‘booze is the healer.'”

Guitarist Scott Ian soon added: “If we arrived for soundcheck a little hungover, Dimebag would be standing there with a knowing Cheshire Cat smile, a shot of whiskey at the ready and the words ‘booze is the healer.’ And goddamn if it didn’t work. Put us right back on the horse.”

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ANTHRAX TIPS ITS HAT TO DIMEBAG DARRELL WITH THE BAND’S BRAND NEW SIGNATURE BOURBON, “THE HEALER” ⁣ ⁣ “The Healer,” the band’s brand new, high-end, limited edition bourbon, Solera-aged in a King’s Barrel, and produced by @HillrockEstateDistillery, situated in New York’s Hudson Valley Highlands. 🙌 LINK IN BIO 🙌 ⁣ With one barrel – 360 bottles – produced of this cask strength, 115.6-proof elixir, “The Healer” available exclusively online now, Charlie Benante, “The first time I heard Dimebag refer to booze being a healer was when we were on tour together and I was really sick. He came onto our bus, opened my bunk curtain, gave me a shot of whiskey and said ‘booze is the healer.’” ⁣ Scott Ian, “‘If we arrived for soundcheck a little hungover, Dimebag would be standing there with a knowing Cheshire Cat smile, a shot of whiskey at the ready and the words ‘booze is the healer.’ And goddamn if it didn’t work. Put us right back on the horse.” ⁣ ⁣ Last November, when Anthrax played the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut – the band’s final concert before COVID-19 shut everything down – they enjoyed a tasting of about a half-dozen bourbons, all produced at a variety of New York state distilleries and the Hillrock Estate’s won hands down. ⁣ ⁣ “This bourbon got my vote right away,” said Frank Bello. “When I took the first sip, the mix of flavors really came out in a big way. It was more like a cool smooth vibe that made me pour a second glass. Second glasses are fun.” ⁣ “To my uneducated palate,” said Scott, “this high rye content bourbon with notes of toffee, molasses, cinnamon, and mint was incredibly well-balanced. The depth of the flavor was intense. In layman’s terms, it’s some damn-good hooch!” #anthrax #bourbon #hillrockestatedistillery @cathyffranklin

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Produced by Hillrock Estate Distillery in New York, the new bottle is set to run at $140USD, and boasts an incredible 115.6-proof.

The name came about after enjoying a post-gig dinner and bourbon tasting last November at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut, as bassist Frank Bello detailed: “This bourbon got my vote right away. When I took the first sip, the mix of flavours really came out in a big way, and it was obvious to me that this bourbon had to become my new best friend. It was like a cool smooth vibe that made me pour a second glass. Second glasses are fun.”

Noted to be a “high rye content bourbon with notes of toffee, molasses, cinnamon and mint,” according to Scott Ian, “The depth of the flavour was intense. In layman’s terms, it’s some damn-good hooch!”

This isn’t the first time Anthrax have stepped out of the music scene and into the liquor world, as 2014 saw them debut ‘Indians’ bourbon, and in 2015 they revealed ‘The Devil You Know’ bourbon.

Keen to get your mitts on a bottle? Head to the Mash&Grape website to order yourself a bottle of Anthrax’s bourbon ‘The Healer’.