The members of ANTHRAX do love their bourbon, as evidenced by today’s announcement of The Healer, the band’s brand new, high-end, limited edition bourbon, Solera-aged in a King’s Barrel, and produced by Hillrock Estate Distillery, situated in New York’s Hudson Valley Highlands.
With one barrel — 360 bottles — produced of this cask strength, 115.6-proof elixir, “The Healer” is priced at $140, available exclusively online now, and arrives just in time for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday if you place your order right away. The Healer can be ordered here.
Charlie Benante comments: “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 added: “If we arrived for soundcheck a little hung over, 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.”