Metallica hat einen, Bob Dylan hat einen – und jetzt haben die Scorpions ebenfalls einen: Während auf der offiziellen Webseite der deutschen Band zur Zeit noch „coming soon“ steht, tauchen die ersten ausführlicheren Meldungen bereits im Netz auf.

In einer Kooperation mit Mackmyra aus Schweden hat man einen Scorpions Rock n Roll Star Single Malt Whisky Cherry Cask geschaffen. Nein, das ist kein Schreibfehler, sondern zusätzlich zur Reifung in amerikanischen Ex-Bourbonfässern und Oloroso Sherry Casks hat man den Whisky, der mit 40% abgefüllt wurde, zusätzlich in Fässern, die zuvor mit deutschem Kirschwein belegt waren, nachreifen lassen.

Der Whisky wird 59 Euro kosten – wann genau er in den Geschäften erscheint und in welchen Ländern das sein wird, ist im Moment noch nicht zu erfahren. In Schweden kann er allerdings bereits beim System Bolaget, dem staatlichen Alkoholvertrieb, bestellt werden. Genaueres wird man dann wohl aus einer offiziellen deutschen Pressemitteilung erfahren. Bis dahin „behelfen“ wir uns mit dem englischsprachigen Text:


Scorpions celebrate their German roots in brand new whisky! 

German heavy rock legends Scorpions continue to make waves, teaming up with Swedish top distillers Mackmyra to release ground-breaking whisky, adding a distinct and original German twist to the drink.  

The affectionate relationship between Scorpions and their Swedish audience is not only manifested with the addition of Gothenburg-based drummer Mikkey Dee a couple of years ago; with the release of Scorpions Rock´n Roll Star Single Malt Whisky Cherry Cask, the German-Swedish love affair is taken to the next level. 

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 meeting between German wood-influences and Swedish whisky-craft could not have had a better end result. While maturing spirits in casks that have held sherry, port wine or madeira wine is relatively common in the world of malt whisky, the use of the German ex-sweet cherry casks is guaranteed to pique the interest of the whisky aficionados. The added cherry sweetness to the character complements the vanilla of the ex-bourbon casks and the nutty buttery flavours of the sherry casks beautifully.

The band themselves are thrilled to see the whisky finally be released, and 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!!!” 

Angela D’Orazio, master distiller at Mackmyra said:

” 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.” 

Sari H Wilholm from Brands For Fans said:

“To be able to work with an iconic band like Scorpions has been a blast. They have a classic catalogue of music, to say the least, and we’re really excited to be a part of building a, hopefully, equally iconic catalogue of drinks with the band!”