Japanese Distillery to Release Limited Edition Whiskey
to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of the Rolling Stones -
As the Rolling Stones approach their 50th anniversary, and as
rumours of a possible anniversary tour still loom, a Japanese
beverage manufacturer has announced a limited-edition blended
whiskey to mark the milestone event, reports
The Suntory Group, which was established in 1899 and is based in
Osaka, will release the limited edition whiskey on October 30th.
There will be only be 150 bottles available at the recommended
retail price of 500,000 yen (£4,500).
There will be a variety of blends available, with each
representing significant years in the Rolling Stones' storied
history. For example, the 1962 Yamazaki is in memory of the year
the band formed, and the 1971 Yamazaki represents the year the
Stones' adopted their logo. Other whiskeys to be included in the
blend are the Hakushu malt and Chita grain ones from 1990, when the
Stones made their first trip to Japan.
The beverage will be available in a unique bottle shaped in the
band's iconic tongue and lips logo.