Three Floyds to Release Dark Lord Malt Whiskey


May 3, 2024

Three Floyds Dark Lord whiskey bottle

Three Floyds, known for craft beers, will release an ultra-exclusive Dark Lord Straight Malt Whiskey this month. The spirit is the first extension of the Dark Lord brand – a highly-rated and extremely sought-after Imperial Stout that has gained a cult-like following since its debut in 2004.

“We wanted to create something memorable to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of Dark Lord,” Three Floyds’ Head of Innovation, Erik Ogershok, said in a news release. “Barrel-aged beer variants have been an integral part of the Dark Lord legacy and our natural progression was to translate that into a spirit. ”

Dark Lord Whiskey is distilled from barley, wheat, oats, and corn, then aged for five years and finished in the same barrels used to age the award-winning beer variants. The whiskey features notes of chocolate and cocoa – reminiscent of Dark Lord Imperial Stout – with an added richness from the finishing barrels.

Three Floyds Brewing partnered with the family of legendary artist Frank Frazetta, a pioneer of modern fantasy illustration, to commemorate 20 years of Dark Lord. The whiskey label features art from his 1973 Death Dealer painting.

Dark Lord Straight Malt Whiskey will be sold at Three Floyds Brewing’s retail kiosk beginning May 14. Bottles will be priced at $66.60 and sold on a first come, first served basis.

Three Floyds will host its annual Dark Lord Day beer and music festival on May 18 at the brewery. The event is the one and only place where fans can obtain bottles of the whiskey’s namesake Imperial Stout. Thousands will gather at the brewery to purchase Dark Lord and its barrel-aged variants, while experiencing the “Not Normal” beer and metal fest alongside one of the country’s biggest bottle shares.

Tickets for Dark Lord Day beer and music festival are available at