Legendary wiskey distiller Dave Pickerell has passed away at the age of 70. Details about his death were not revealed.
According to recent report from Whisky Cast, he passed away Thursday in San Francisco, where he was scheduled to be at tonight’s WhiskyFest.
About a month ago, he joined forces with Metallica to create their signature “Blackened Whiskey”. Metallica has shared an emotional statement about his death on Instagram with this caption:
“The Metallica family is stunned and in disbelief at the loss of our friend and partner, Dave Pickerell. He was not only a mentor and friend, we considered him a member of Metallica.
We learned so much from Dave in the all-too-brief time we had together. But more than anything, Dave was our good friend and we will miss him tremendously.
In his passion for his craft, we found a truly kindred soul — Dave lived to see people enjoy what he created, and we enjoyed every minute of our collaboration on our Blackened Whiskey with him. And judging by the smile on his face whenever we were together, we think the feeling was mutual.
Rest in peace, Dave.”
You can check the Metallica’s Facebook post below.
The Metallica family is stunned and in disbelief at the loss of our friend and partner, Dave Pickerell. He was not only…