It's been announced the band Anthrax are to release a version of their own whiskey that was inspired by Pantera guitarist - Dimebag Darrell.
The whiskey is named "The Healer" and it's a limited edition bourbon. 'The Healer' was one of Dimebag Darrell's nicknames for the booze.
Dummer Charlie Benante explains “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.'”
Guitarist Scott Ian added “If we arrived for soundcheck a little hungover, 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.”
Bass player Frank Bello explains the choice of whiskey “This bourbon got my vote right away. When I took the first sip, the mix of flavours really came out in a big way. It was more like a cool smooth vibe that made me pour a second glass. Second glasses are fun.”
The Healer is limited to 360 bottles you can get it from Mash and Grape
The tragic death of Dimebag Darrell took place at the Alrosa Villa club in Ohio 8th December 2004. When he was shot and killed along four other punters. It was with a gig with Dimebag's band Damageplan.