Anthrax “The Healer” Limited Bourbon by Hillrock Estate Distillery
Anthrax: “The Healer,” Anthrax’s brand new, high-end, limited edition bourbon, Solera-aged in a King’s Barrel, and produced by Hillrock Estate Distillery. Limited to 360 bottles – 115.6-proof elixir, “The Healer” available exclusively online now
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!”