NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 02: Metal band GWAR performs live onstage for the Viva La Bam tour at Roseland Ballroom on November 2, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Roger Kisby/Getty Images)

Everyone’s favorite heavy metal band, GWAR, has announced that the group’s new “Ragnarök Rye” signature whiskey will officially arrive May 28.

The whiskey was actually supposed to arrive earlier, because the guys of GWAR apparently drank the whole batch, according to a release.

No big surprise. I mean, have you ever been out drinking with these guys? They’re out of control.

“We knew working on this whisky with the legendary shock rock band GWAR would be troublesome, but we didn’t realize it would be this troublesome,” said Scott Harris, Catoctin Creek founder and general manager. “Usually, we have the production process under control, but this time the band members drank everything we distilled, and then demanded we create bottle toppers using rare metal ore sourced from the fillings of trolls. (Who knew trolls have such great dental plans?)”

All’s well that ends well, right?

As for the status of the whiskey, up to 200 cases of Ragnarök Rye (92 proof/46% ABV) $99/750mL will be available via Catoctin Creek’s national distribution footprint starting May 28 with “more on the way soon.” It will also be available via the distillery’s online store for curbside pickup or direct shipping in Virginia only.

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Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson!