They may be your dad’s heavy metal band, but the Scorpions know that some things get better with age. Having added Swedish drummer Mikkey Dee to the roster, it’s only fitting that the German legends teamed up with Sweden’s Mackmyra distillery to launch a single malt. The Scorpions join a herd of other pop stars tapping the whisk(e)y market, from fellow hard rockers Metallica to U2 frontman Bono.
Rock me like a hurricane
Rock ’n’ Roll Star Single Malt Whisky Cherry Cask goes its own way, reports Brands for Fans, a Swedish outfit that helps the band and other metal stalwarts such as Motörhead and Slayer market their booze. Mackmyra matures the Scorpions’ offering in American bourbon and Oloroso sherry barrels—plus German sweet cherry wine casks, an unusual choice.
The latter bring a sweeter touch to a smooth single malt that also delivers fruity vanilla and buttery softness from the bourbon and sherry wood, according to master distiller Angela D’Orazio. Rock ’n’ Roll Star, thanks to that Teutonic