Suntory to release limited-edition Rolling Stones blended whiskey

July 13, 2012

By KAZUKI KIMURA/ Staff Writer

Suntory Liquors Ltd. will sell a limited-edition blended whiskey--at a suggested retail price of 500,000 yen ($6,300)--to mark the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones, company officials said on July 12.

The whiskey will go on sale on Oct. 30 and will come in a bottle shaped in the band’s familiar tongue and lips design. Only 150 bottles each containing 700 milliliters will be offered.

Six whiskeys will be blended for the limited edition version, and each ingredient will come from a year of special significance to the Stones.

A Yamazaki single malt whiskey from 1962, the year the band was formed, will be included, along with Yamazaki single malt whiskey from 1971, when the finalized tongue and lips design was first used by the band. The blended version will also feature a Yamazaki malt whiskey from 1972, when the band released the album "Exile on Main St." that contains "Rocks Off," a song Suntory has used for its 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.

By KAZUKI KIMURA/ Staff Writer
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The limited-edition Stones Bar whiskey to be sold by Suntory Liquors Ltd. (Provided by Suntory)

The limited-edition Stones Bar whiskey to be sold by Suntory Liquors Ltd. (Provided by Suntory)

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