Scorpions have teamed up with Swedish top distillers Mackmyra to create their own whisky. The single malt is bottled at 40% and it will be available through Mackmyra’s website.
The following description was shared:
“This whisky is matured in American ex-bourbon barrels as well as former oloroso sherry casks – but with an additional finish in German sweet cherry wine casks. The use of the German ex-sweet cherry casks gives the whisky an added cherry sweetness and complements the vanilla of the ex-bourbon casks and the nutty buttery flavours of the casks. The result is a whisky with rich tones of vanilla, dried fruit and roasted nuts and an elegant berry sweetness from the cherry wine casks. The odds are you’ll love this whisky at first sting!”
The band commented:
“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!”
Master Blender Angela D’Orazio added:
”Lovely guys to work with! Klaus, Rudolf, Matthias, Mickey 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.”