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.”
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