In celebration of The Rolling Stones’ 50th Anniversary Japanese brand Suntory Liquors released a limited edition whisky. As a part of the Stones Bar Series, which included beer, cocktails, and highballs, the whisky is bottled in a crystal bottle featuring The Rolling Stones’ iconic lips, tongue logo and a diamond-shaped decorative stopper. The bottle comes in a stylish box modeled after a black sofa.
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.
Some Rolling Stones milestones and corresponding malts used include:
1962: The Rolling Stones – formed Yamazaki malt
1971: Lips and tongue logo – completed Yamazaki malt
1972: Exile on Main St., the album including “Rocks Off,” used in Suntory TV commercials is released Yamazaki malt
1981: Signature song “Start Me Up” – released Yamazaki malt
1990: First performance in Japan’s Tokyo Dome Hakushu malt, Chita grain
The bottle alone is worth adding to your collection.
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