Ionic American metal band Slipknot are following in the footsteps of Bob Dylan and are releasing their own signature brand of whiskey.
Teaming up with Cedar Ridge Distillery, Slipknot have created a No. 9 Iowa Whiskey which will retail at $39.99 for a 90-proof whiskey and $69.99 for a 99-proof No. 9 Reserve Iowa Whiskey.
“Slipknot and Cedar Ridge Distillery — two groups of people born and raised in Iowa, and committed to quality and hard work,” stated Slipknot’s Shawn Crahan said in a statement. “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.”
“As we came to know the Slipknot guys, we realised 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,” said Cedar Ridge Distillery founder Jeff Quint. “Building this whiskey with them was an easy, natural process that resulted in a strong and spicy expression, just the way they wanted it.”
With plans to sell the whiskey on their upcoming tour dates, you can read more information by visiting their website, here.
In more recent band news, Shawn Crahan, a founding member of Slipknot, has revealed that his 22-year-old daughter Gabrielle has died at the age of 22.
Crahan, also known by his stage name ‘Clown’ did not detail that cause of death but did say that “funeral arrangements will be forthcoming,’ before adding, “My family and I ask that our privacy be respected moving forward.”
“It is with a broken heart, and from a place of the deepest pain, that I have to inform all of you that my youngest daughter, Gabrielle, passed away yesterday – Saturday May 18th, 2019,” Crahan wrote on social media.
Gabrielle is survived by her father, mother Chantel Crahan, sister Alexandria and brothers Gage and Simon.
Reacting to the news, Simon paid tribute to his sister, saying: “Today is the hardest day ever, I’m confused, I’m angry, I’m sad and I’m just sad just really sad,’ in a post on social media. “Gabri I miss you so much I miss you like no other we were best friends we had a good bond and now your not here anymore. I love you Gabri and I know you’ll know that forever,” he added.
Alexandria said: “I am in shock and have no idea how to process the wave of emotions I am experiencing,’ on social media. “The comforts I have in these moments are my family, friends, and cats. Please put good energy out for my parents and my brothers.”
Corey Taylor, Crahan’s bandmate and singer of Slipknot, took to Twitter to pay tribute: “My heart has broken for my brother. Please keep the Crahan family in your thoughts and love. She will be missed,” he said.