Slipknot released its very own craft spirit, Slipknot No. 9 Iowa Whiskey, this past August. The band collaborated with Iowa-based Cedar Ridge Distillery, which was awarded Distillery of The Year in 2017 (American Distilling Institute), to produce the No. 9 and No. 9 Reserve Iowa Whiskeys. Made with corn from the Cedar Ridge farm in Winthrop, Iowa, these whiskeys celebrate the band’s own Iowa roots. The release included bottle signings along the Slipknot headlined Knotfest Roadshow, leading to sell-outs across the country.
In his piece for Forbes, noted Whiskey critic Fred Minnick said: “Slipknot’s No. 9 single-handily puts Iowa whiskey on the map and is the best liquid distilled there.”
SLIPKNOT No. 9 Iowa Whiskey, 750 ml, 45% ABV (90 proof)
SLIPKNOT No. 9 RESERVE Iowa Whiskey, 750 ml, 49.5% ABV (99 proof)
SWEET & SPICY – Complex flavors are due to the amount of corn and rye in the mash bill, 56% corn, 36% rye, and 8% malted barley. All corn is grown at Cedar Ridge’s family farm.
BOLD FLAVOR – Finishing these expressions at higher 90/99 proofs leads to more robust, complex sipping whiskeys.
Additionally, this past August, Slipknot returned to the top of the charts with their new album WE ARE NOT YOUR KIND. This release marked the Grammy Award-winning group’s third consecutive #1 album on the ‘Billboard Top 200’. Furthermore, the album made an impact worldwide with #1 debuts in the United States, United Kingdom, Mexico, Australia, Canada, Japan, Russia Ireland, Belgium, Portugal and Finland, as well as Top 5 debuts in Germany, France, Norway, Italy, Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Poland, Spain and New Zealand.
WE ARE NOT YOUR KIND is highlighted by the current single “Nero Forte,” “Solway Firth,” and the LP’s first single “Unsainted.” Slipknot’s own M. Shawn Crahan directed official music videos for “Unsainted” and “Solway Firth,” both of which trended worldwide on YouTube. The “Unsainted” video held the #1 position worldwide for a full 24 hours. Combined, videos for the new album have amassed over 87.2 million views in only three months.
Resonating with rock fans on a massive global scale, WE ARE NOT YOUR KIND tapped into universal demand for unapologetic and groundbreaking heavy rock across the board. NME called it “an astonishing record,” Forbes called it “a Masterpiece,” The Fader proclaimed, “Slipknot is a band whose music will always be relevant,” and Vice wrote, “Slipknot have become a pop culture phenomenon.”
More recently, Knotfest, the music and lifestyle phenomenon created by Slipknot, announced its first-ever cruise event, Knotfest At Sea.
Furthering the global expansion of the Knotfest Experience, the inaugural voyage of the Knotfest At Sea cruise will set sail from Barcelona on August 10th, 2020, returning on August 14th.
The cruise will be headlined by Slipknot, who will perform two sets on board the ship with the full line-up and onboard experiences announced soon. For more info, head to KnotfestAtSea.com.