As if new masks, a new mystery band member, a big new stage production, a hit new single and a forthcoming new album aren’t enough, Slipknot have now unveiled the details of their own craft spirit, named No. 9 Iowa Whiskey. A collaboration with the Iowa-based Cedar Ridge Distillery, No. 9 Iowa Whiskey (90 proof) will go for $39.99 per bottle while No. 9 Reserve Iowa Whiskey (99 proof) will set Maggots back $69.99. The spirit will be available August 10th at select retailers across the U.S., as well as at the band’s Knotfest Roadshow North America tour.
Slipknot’s co-founder M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan said of the partnership, “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.”
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 commented. “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.”
Slipknot will be announcing special events surrounding the launch of No. 9 Iowa Whiskey including bottle signings and bar takeovers in the coming weeks. For more information, visit slipknotwhiskey.com.