Suntory 50th Anniversary Special-Edition Whisky
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the legendary Rolling Stones, Suntory, a Japanese distillery, will release a special-edition blended whisky.
The whisky will go on sale on Oct. 30 and will come in a bottle shaped in the band’s familiar tongue and lips design.
The special-edition whisky is a blend of six whiskeys, each representing a year of special significance to the Stones.
A 1962 Yamazaki represents the year the band was formed, while a 1971 pays tribute to the introduction of the tongue and lips logo.
A 1972 Yamazaki malt has been chosen as the year that “Exile on Main St.” album was released of which Suntory used the song “Rocks Off” in its commercial.
The other whiskys in the blend will be a Hakushu malt and a Chita grain, both from 1990, when the Stones made their first trip to Japan.
Limited to 150 bottles, Suntory is planning a retail price of 500,000 yen ($6,300) for each 700-ml crystal bottle.