Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary Whiskey
The Japanese beverage manufacturer Suntory Group is honoring the Rolling Stones with a limited-edition blended whiskey. It’s sold in a bottle molded with the band’s iconic tongue and lips logo. And it’s not just the container that pays homage to the band, it’s what’s in it.
There’s a blend of six different whiskeys, each coming from significant years in the Rolling Stones’ history. For example, the 1962 Yamazaki is in memory of the year the band formed. Then there’s the 1971 Yamazaki which represents the year the Stones’ adopted their logo. And, a 1972 Yamazaki malt marks the year the band’s landmark album ‘Exile on Main St.’ debuted. (Suntory has used ‘Rocks Off,’ a song from that album, in its commercials.) Others whiskeys slated to be used in the blend include Chita grain and Hakushu malt whiskeys from 1990, the year the Stones made their first trip to Japan.
The Rolling Stones limited-edition Suntory whiskey goes on sale October 30th and when they say “limited-edition,” they’re not kidding. Only 150 bottles will be made, and this potent potable will have an especially hard impact on not just your sobriety, but your wallet as well – the recommended retail price is $6,300.
Nonetheless, we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones, than to pour this exclusive blended whiskey over one of our handcrafted whiskey stones. So, here’s to you boys, thanks for half a century of great rock and roll. Cheers!