Monday, October 29, 2012


Okay so we’ve had the Swedes merchandising Motorhead vodka. And now the Japanese are punting out Rolling Stones scotch. To celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary Suntory Liquors will release a limited edition Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary Whisky limited to 150 bottles. The press release doesn’t say how much the damned stuff costs, but with tickets for the upcoming Stones’ shows in London priced up to £400 you gotta figure the tab is more than a couple of yen. I wonder if it’s rock & roll and I don’t think I like it.

“This whisky is a blend of carefully selected malts distilled and casked in milestone years throughout the band's 50 year history, including a malt from the year the band formed that has been long-aged in mizunara (Japanese oak) casks. Its weighty, complex aroma calls to mind both dried and ripened fruits, and even cacao and espresso, and its rich heaviness and slight bitterness expand in the mouth with a velvety smoothness. The aftertaste is a pleasant and expansive woodiness akin to the fragrance of the finest aloes wood, and a soft smokiness.”

Yeah, right.

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Ralph said...

Hmmm ... no surprise really. Their 1972 (yep, forty years ago!)American tour contracts stipulated
these delights in the refreshment department to be in each dressing room: "Two bottles per show of Chivas Regal, Dewars or Teachers. Two bottles of Jack Daniels Black Label. Two bottles per show of tequila - lemon quarters, salt, grenadine and orange juice to make Sunrises with. Three bottles per show of iced Liebfraumilch. One bottle per show of Courvoisier or Hine brandy. Fresh fruit, cheese, brown bread, butter, cold meats, chicken legs, roast beef, tomatoes, pickles and Alka Seltzer."

JoHnny de-Lux ~ said...

get yourself a bottle of potcheen..Irish should put a spring in your step..wot it does to your liver no one will say..comes gift wrapped these days..enjoy _

tim rundall said...

Last time I checked The Stones were neither Scottish nor Japanese - a pint of Fullers name after them might be more to the point, and if this doesn't have laudanum or a cocaine suspension included it's a stone rip.... I see the hand of Sir Mick. When rock n roll holds hand with mammon it's time for the underground to start biting ankles.