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The long lived Motörhead Single Malt Whisky, created by the band and distilled by Swedish top whisky creators Mackmyra and a long-standing favourite with both fans and connoisseurs, is looking at its last and final release.



A passion project for the band - fronted by lead singer Lemmy Kilmister - the original recipe has continued to mature and improve uninterrupted in the barrels since 2008. After first release in 2015 and five years on the market, the blend has come to an end with the last barrels being produced as a Special Release Last Batch in smaller 50cl bottles. This means more fans can lay their hands on a piece of Motörhead history before they’re out of stock, and this is one bottle they won’t want to miss out on. With the extra years aging in oak barrels, this final bottling is whisky of an exceptional quality and smoothness, yet still distinctly recognisable as Motörhead Single Malt Whisky – or as we called it – Swhisky.


There are still a few remaining original 70cl bottles available, but when they’re gone, that’s the saga come to an end. Stone Dead Forever, or, one could argue Killed By Death.

Mackmyra Master Distiller Angela D’Orazio says: “Creating a whisky with legendary rock band Motörhead was a dream come true and it’s been a blast.

But all good things must come to an end, even a great whisky like this”. Mikkey Dee, drummer of Motörhead says: “The only problem with this last release of whisky is the size of the bottle. With whisky this good I’d prefer it to be in multi-gallon containers. This is not the end for Motörhead and whisky though – we’ll be working on something else that will proudly continue this spirited legacy”.

For Motörhead Spirits, nostalgia is not on the table. Only time can tell what’s next, but we can all rest assured it will be a no bullshit, no compromise and take-no-prisoner affair, as you would expect from the loudest band on earth. Lemmy’s words from Motörhead classic “Ace of Spades” have never rung more true: ‘…that's the way I like it baby I don't wanna live for ever…’ Motörhead Single Malt Whisky

Special Release is released on December 7:th at Systembolaget and will retail for SEK 499.

Motörhead Single Malt Whisky Monopoly Reference: 8072802 Alc. Vol: 40.0% Origin: Sweden Volume: 500 ml Price: 499 SEK Read More

Motörhead Whisky – by the band and for the fans

The Motörhead Whisky is the perfect tribute to one of the greatest rock’n’roll bands in music history. Lemmy himself was really proud of the Swedish Whisky and even had a nickname for it: Swhisky.
With a 7th batch hitting the shelves all over Europe and Canada the spirit of Motörhead lives on.

 

It was not an easy task to create a whisky that would deliver the goods in the same uncompromising way legendary front man Lemmy did throughout his career. Motörhead is, without a doubt, one of the most classic rock bands of all time and the whisky needed to be just as characteristic. The answer to their rock’n’roll prayers was found at Mackmyra, the praised Swedish single malt distillery, and the task was clear; make a unique Swedish single malt whisky with inspiration from American bourbon whiskey. Angela D'Orazio, master blender at Mackmyra, took the task to the fullest and managed to capture the band’s raw energy and characteristic attitude in what became an amazing whisky.

It took no less than three years of trying out different samples before they finally got everything right. Motörhead’s drummer Mikkey Dee remembers how he brought a sample to the studio. The band was in the middle of doing the mixes for the album “Bad Magic” when he presented the whisky to Lemmy and guitarist Phil Campbell. “The whisky is incredibly good and all of us in the band have been active in the production process and are very proud of the result. We tried different samples but there was no doubt which one we all preferred. Lemmy’s reaction after trying it? - This one taste fucking great!

For Brands For Fans and Mackmyra this was clearly a day to remember. They had finally created the right whisky and the founders at Brands For Fans - Sari H Wilholm and Yvonne Wener - recall the enthusiastic call from Mikkey as a truly happy moment that they will never forget. But the design of the bottle and label remained to be decided. No detail was left unturned during the making of this unique “Swhisky.” Sari remembers “It was very important, both for us and for Motörhead, that all three members had their say. Especially Lemmy had very strong opinions and was extremely involved in the process from beginning to end. When we met he spent a lot of time watching and touching the label. He really wanted it to be something special.”

When you know about the effort all members put into choosing casks and blends you understand why the result of Motörhead whisky has been appreciated as much by the fans as the connoisseurs. In 2016 it was even awarded with a medal at Stockholm Beer and Whisky Festival.

Barry Drinkwater, group executive chairman at Global Merchandising Services (with Motörhead on their roster) and a legend within merchandise, says the Motörhead whisky makes perfect sense. ”A great liquid and the loudest rock band in the world is a perfect combination. Rock and whisky go hand in hand. Lemmy always wanted to develop a range of quality alcoholic beverages under the warpig brand as part of the Motörhead legacy after Lemmy and the band were no longer around.”

Today the whisky is available in large parts of Europe and in May 2017 it will be launched in Canada. The whisky is hailed by fans on social media under hashtag #cheerstolemmy and was seen on the altar during Lemmy’s funeral ceremony in Los Angeles.

Lemmy died December 28th 2015, but his spirit lives on. Both through his music and the Motörhead Whisky – or Swhisky as the man himself used to call it. Phil Campbell sums it up in a few words. ”If you’re a rocker or a scholar, enjoy our whisky.... And it will enjoy you.”

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