Suntory Group, manufacturer of alcoholic and soft beverages, whose philosophy is “In Harmony with People and Nature” pays homage to the world’s greatest rock & roll band – of course Rolling Stones. To celebrate Rolling Stones’ 50th anniversary, Japanese company will find a harmony with all Stones fans offering a limited-edition blended whisky complete in a bottle shaped in the band’s familiar tongue and lips logo.
It’s not only a bottle dedicated to Rolling Stones, but also its contents. This limited edition version is actually a blend of six different whiskeys, each coming from significant years in the Rolling Stones’ history. A 1962 Yamazaki, for the year the band formed; a 1971 Yamazaki for the year the tongue and lips logo started to be used; a 1972 Yamazaki malt, for the year the landmark album “Exile on Main St.” was released, which contains “Rocks Off,” a song Suntory has used in their commercials. 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 Rolling Stones limited edition Suntory whiskey will go on sale on October 30. Only 150 bottles each containing 700 milliliters will be offered for the recommended retail price of 500,000 yen ($6,300). Cheers!