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The Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary Whisky


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The Whisky

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 aloeswood, and a soft smokiness.

Some Rolling Stones milestones and corresponding malts used:

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

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This commemorative whisky is bottled in a crystal bottle designed around the iconic lips and tongue logo. The bottle features the logo cut in relief on the front of the bottle, and a diamond-shaped decorative stopper. The bottle comes in a stylish box modeled after a black sofa.