Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Motorhead to launch own line of whisky

As part of their 40th anniversary celebrations, Motorhead will launch their own brand of Whisky on October 1.

The band has teamed with beverage partner Brands For Fans and award-winning Swedish distillery Mackmyra for the new product, which will initially be released at Systembolaget in Sweden.

Batch one of Motorhead whisky is a limited edition Swedish Single Malt Whisky with an oaky and slightly fruity character, characterized by ageing five years in new American oak barrels, where parts of the whiskey has got a final touch from oloroso oak barrels the last six months.

Alcohol strength is 40% and the whisky is cool filtered, so no cloudiness should occur in the bottle or the glass, if the whisky is served at a lower temperature.

"Life is less painful with Motörhead Whisky,” says Lemmy. “I may consider having a sip now and then."

"We think it’s great fun to launch a whisky in collaboration with a Swedish, world-famous distillery, Mackmyra,” adds drummer Mikkey Dee. “The whisky is incredibly good, with full character and fully flavoured with a superb bourbon touch, as it’s been aged in new American oak casks. All of us in the band have been active in the production process and are very proud over the result, and are happy to now launch such a great, characteristic whisky, Motörhead-style."

Motorhead will wrap up a current North American tour in support of their new album, “Bad Magic”, in Pompano Beach, FL on September 26 before launching their second annual Motorboat cruise.

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