John Petrucci (Dream Theater) has joined forces with Iron Smoke Distillery to create a limited edition bourbon whiskey called “Rock The Barrel.” The 120 proof beverage will be available on May 3 at ironsmokedistillery.com. Notably, each 750ml bottle will be autographed by Petrucci and will come with an all-access laminate to gain access to an online tasting event with the guitarist and Iron Smoke CEO and founder Tommy Brunett.
“As soon as I tasted Iron Smoke’s Cask Strength, I knew I wanted to partner with this distillery. I take a craftsmanship approach with everything I do — whether it’s my guitar playing or the people I surround myself with. I care about details and caring to the fullest is what makes something great. Iron Smoke takes the same approach and that is why we forged what we consider the perfect relationship.”
“The name, Rock The Barrel, is perfect because it gives you a sense of the experience you will have when this smoky goodness slides over your taste buds. Being from New York myself, I love how they go to family farms to get ingredients and age their bourbon in barrels from our great state.”
“For me, it’s all about the experience — how the bourbon is made, where it is made, what it smells like, what it tastes like, and even how you talk about it when you are enjoying the moment. I can’t wait for the world to enjoy a Rock The Barrel moment!”
“We take the craft of making whiskey just as seriously as John takes appreciating a truly good bourbon. This collaboration is proof of that — 120 proof!”
“To join an award-winning distillery with one of the world’s greatest guitarists — it’s an amazing combination. There’s nothing like the age-old combo of bourbon and rock n’ roll! They go together like Elvis on velvet and we are more excited than a pack of weasels in a hen house!”