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DREAM THEATER's John Petrucci Has His Own Bourbon Now

It will not make you better at guitar.

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When he's not making his own beard products, Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci is working with Iron Smoke Distillery on his first signature bourbon called Rock The Barrel. The bourbon clocks in at 120 proof and is pretty much perfect in the eyes of Petrucci.

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"As soon as I tasted Iron Smoke's Cask Strength, I knew I wanted to partner with this distillery," said Petrucci. "I take a craftsmanship approach with everything I do — whether it's my guitar playing or the people I surround myself with. I care about details and caring to the fullest is what makes something great. Iron Smoke takes the same approach and that is why we forged what we consider the perfect relationship."

"The name, Rock The Barrel, is perfect because it gives you a sense of the experience you will have when this smoky goodness slides over your taste buds," he added. "Being from New York myself, I love how they go to family farms to get ingredients and age their bourbon in barrels from our great state."

Rock The Barrel was created by Iron Smoke Distillery master distiller Drew Westcott, and will be available via the distillery's website starting May 7 for $200.

As for Dream Theater, they just wrapped up recording a new album due out later this year.

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