JUNE 18, 2019 – SLIPKNOT have unveiled details of their very own craft spirit, No. 9 Iowa Whiskey, which will be available August 10th at select retailers in all 50 states and at the band’s headline Knotfest Roadshow North America tour. No. 9 Iowa Whiskey can also be obtained at select markets on the North American tour ahead of the August 10th official launch. A collaboration with the Iowa-based Cedar Ridge Distillery, No. 9 Iowa Whiskey (90 proof) will retail for $39.99 and No. 9 Reserve Iowa Whiskey (99 proof) will retail for $69.99, both which are made with corn from the award-winning distillery’s family farm in Winthrop, Iowa.
SLIPKNOT’s M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan expanded on the partnership stating, “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 noted, “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-toearth, 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,” added Cedar Ridge Head Distiller Murphy Quint. “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.”
Today bestselling whiskey writer, tasting expert and renowned critic Fred Minnick spoke with Crahan for Forbes about No. 9 Iowa Whiskey exclaiming, “Slipknot’s No. 9 single-handily puts Iowa whiskey on the map and is the best liquid distilled there.”
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 availability and more information on No. 9 Iowa Whiskey, visit www.slipknotwhiskey.com.
About Cedar Ridge
In 2005, Cedar Ridge became the first licensed distillery in the state of Iowa since Prohibition, when owners Jeff and Laurie Quint aimed to follow a long family tradition of Iowa farmers and distillers, including Jeff’s father and grandfather, who produced locally made brandies. Cedar Ridge produces wines from its own estate-grown grapes and crafts its award-winning spirits in its four custom engineered German pot stills. The lush 5,000 vines and 15,000 square foot winery, distillery, tasting room and event center provide quality wines, spirits and an exciting entertainment experience for Eastern Iowa.
SLIPKNOT emerged at the back end of the 20th Century from America’s midwestern town of Des Moines, IA and quickly established themselves as the most enigmatic, provocative and aggressive music collective of the modern era. To date, the band have been nominated for 10 Grammy Awards (winning in 2006 for ‘Before I Forget’), as well as scoring 13 Platinum and 44 Gold record certifications around the world, and 1.7 billion YouTube views to date. SLIPKNOT’s fanbase is as unwavering as it is ubiquitous – the band’s most recent studio album, 2014’s ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’ debuted Top 5 in the Official Album Charts of 19 countries around the world, including the US (#1), UK(#2), Japan (#1), Australia (#1), Russia (#1) & Germany (#2).”
SLIPKNOT PR CONTACTS:
Ross Anderson | Roadrunner Records
Sarah Goldstein | Roadrunner records
NO. 9 IOWA WHISKEY CONTACT:
Clay Busch | SIX18 Media