As a tribute to the iconic Rolling Stones, Suntory Group has launched a limited edition whisky, offered in a special bottle featuring the famous tongue and lips logo of the iconic British rock band. The Japanese manufacturer of alcoholic and soft beverages used six different whiskies for the blend, each one coming from important years in the history of Rolling Stones.
Celebrating the band’s 50th anniversary, the whisky contains a 1962 Yamazaki malt (the year when the band was formed in London), a 1971 to represent the year when the iconic tongue logo was introduced, a 1972 Yamazaki malt for the release year of the famous “Exile on Main St.” album (the “Rocks Off” song on the album was used by Suntory in its commercials), and 1990 Hakushu malt and Chita grain, representing the year of the band’s visit to Japan.
When the exclusive whisky will be launched on the market on October 30, it will be sold for 500,000 yen ($6,300) a bottle. Production will be limited to only 150 bottles containing 700 ml of exquisite whisky.