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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!”

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In Flames release new gin and pay tribute to the hardest working people in rock: The Road Crew.

The Road Crew: the mythic, motley bunch of people who are arguably the hardest working crowd behind the scenes; making sure the wheels of the machine we know as rock stay well-greased and continue to roll no matter what. Gear is loaded onto stage, guitars are tuned, drums are assembled, pristine live sound is delivered and light shows of epic proportions are executed - all to enable the band to perform at the top of their game.

Such is the power of the Road Crew that artists have sung their praises, literally. Tom Petty crooned of his roadie named Bart, while Motörhead immortalised the hedonistic lifestyles of their men on the road in the anthem “We are the road crew”.

As we introduce the newest In Flames limited Gin, The Crew Batch, we must now ask the question, ‘Has anyone gone as far as In Flames to honour their road crew?’ In Flames Signature Craft Gin No. 13: The Crew Batch; Lingonberry & Cranberry sees the innovative and acclaimed series of craft gin from In Flames further push the envelope in terms of new, exciting flavours.

This new, limited batch follows multiple successful releases signed by the band members and a special bottling for the band’s sold out festival, “Borgholm Brinner” in July. The Crew Batch takes on the distinctly Swedish flavour of lingonberry and blends with the distinctive cranberry notes to create a new, original take on modern craft gin. Refreshing and, mixed with the juniper of the gin, an absolute perfect match for a well-made tonic.

In Flames singer, Anders Fridén, says: “We know how to create our way of heavy metal, but without some (or a lot of....) help we wouldn't survive many days on the road. This is our dedication to our friends, our family: The hardworking people of the In flames crew.

Yvonne Wener, business manager at Brands for Fans explains: “It’s been an incredible journey in the world of flavours together with In Flames. From an idea to launching five batches of world-class gin in one year's time, it's truly amazing. The fact that they choose to pay tribute to their crew with the fifth and final batch of 2018 shows warmth, heart, class and style. I would also like to take the opportunity to say thanks to the people without whom Brands For Fans couldn’t pull this off; of course all the guys in In Flames, but an extra big thank you to Anders Fridén. Then we have Patrick Holmqvist at Nils Oscar, Daniel Henriksson and Karin Jonsson and all the staff at Götene VSF, Jerker Josefsson / master of artwork and last but not least David Mortimer-Hawkins / master of letters and words. TNX!”

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