Last Updated on June 12, 2022 by Lydia Martin
Grammy-award-winning rock star guitarist John Petrucci partners with whiskey distiller Iron Smoke as he announces the launching of the newest batch of their signature “Rock the Barrel” bourbon product lineup – Rock the Barrel 2. This launch follows the success of the first batch of bourbons which sold out in less than 18 hours.
Petrucci, the founding member of Dream Theater and a true blue fan of bourbon whiskey, is delighted to collaborate again with Iron Smoke’s Tommy Brunnet and his talented whiskey artisans. Iron Smoke’s new batch of bourbon focuses on distinctive flavors comparable to John’s music – all killer, no filler.
This pure and unfiltered cask strength bourbon bottle is 93-proof to honor the year John and his wife Rena were married. It has a strong and smooth finish with hints of apple wood smoke sweetness, making it the perfect whiskey for any occasion, according to Petrucci.
The legendary guitarist is excited for his fans and other bourbon lovers to try this latest rendition from the Rock the Barrel lineup . He declared that whether you’re a top-shelf enthusiast or a casual drinker, you’re sure to appreciate this spirit’s delectable complexities and nuances.
Brunett, Iron Smoke’s CEO and founder, quips, “We knew we crushed it with John on the first batch, but for the second batch, we wanted to make it memorable in a different way. A lower proof with higher expectations. This batch is a life changer! Getting to know John through this process has been an amazing experience personally and professionally.”
Each 750ml bourbon bottle is hand-signed by Petrucci and comes with a custom label and a tamper seal. Every order will also receive a set of special bamboo coasters adorned with the Rock the Barrel 2 logo. It also includes a rare invitation to join Brunett and Petrucci in an exclusive virtual bourbon tasting session.
The average online price is $193 per bottle. Purchases are limited to four (4) bottles per customer.
Rock the Barrel bourbon products and merchandise are available for in-person purchase at Iron Smoke Distillery’s World-Famous Spirit Factory, Watering Room & Side Show in Fairport, NY.
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