Metallica Mourn Death Of Distiller Behind Their Blackened Whiskey

Dave Pickerell, the master distiller behind Metallica’s Blackened Whiskey, has sadly passed away. Pickerell was in San Francisco for the annual WhiskyFest when he died. A cause of death has yet to be revealed. The band said the following:

“The Metallica family is stunned and in disbelief at the loss of our friend and partner, Dave Pickerell. He was not only a mentor and friend, we considered him a member of Metallica. We learned so much from Dave in the all-too-brief time we had together. But more than anything, Dave was our good friend and we will miss him tremendously. In his passion for his craft, we found a truly kindred soul — Dave lived to see people enjoy what he created, and we enjoyed every minute of our collaboration on our Blackened Whiskey with him. And judging by the smile on his face whenever we were together, we think the feeling was mutual. Rest in peace, Dave.”

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