Following the trend of their contemporaries, the Scorpions are set to release their own brand of whisky.
The Rock’N’Roll single malt will be made in conjunction with Swedish distillery Mackmyra, the very same distillery that teamed up with Motorhead back in 2015.
The single malt non-age statement whisky is aged in both ex bourbon and oloroso sherry casks and then finished in sweet cherry wine casks from Germany.
When you weigh up the fact that drummer Mikkey Dee, who used to be Motorhead’s drummer, is now a member of German based Scorpions, and, was born in Sweden, you can’t help but think this was a marriage made in whisky heaven.
A statement from the Scorpions camp says: “Finally, we have our own Scorpions whisky ready to be released. We love it! This particular whisky gets to its perfect maturity in extraordinary German sweet cherry wine casks.
“We hope you all enjoy it. Let’s rock the night and taste the sting!”
Angela D’Orazio, Mackmyra master blender, said of the Scorpions: “Lovely guys to work with! Klaus, Rudolf, Matthias, Mikkey and Pawel were very nice and interested in the process.
“I think we managed to get a smooth whisky with a lovely aroma of fruity vanillas from the bourbon casks, soft buttery tones from the oloroso sherry casks as well as a sweeter touch from the cherry casks.
“The fact that we got a finish of both cherry and sherry gave the whisky a perfect balance.”
The Scorpions single malt will be bottled at 40% and will be available through the official Mackmyra website.