Published Jan 22, 2014Lots of bands have released their own beers and wines in recent years, but far fewer have entered the world of hard liquor. Scottish post-rockers Mogwai, however, are breaking from the trend by issuing their own scotch whisky.
The beverage is dubbed RockAct81w and it's limited to 324 numbered bottles. A press release explains that they were "distilled in September 2004 at Glenallachie Distillery, Speyside, and bottled this month by the Creative Whisky Company."
The band will release the whisky on January 28. Before their show at Glasgow Concert Hall that night, they will be signing bottles at the city's Good Spirits Co. liquor store. They cost £55 per bottle, which is just a few cents shy of $100.
A website for the whisky is here.
Sadly, the whisky won't be available on this side of the ocean. The Good Spirits Co. tweeted that it is UK-only and explained, "Shipping alcohol to the U.S. is a nightmare just now and there is a very small number of bottles."
The drink is being issued to celebrate the release of Mogwai's new album, Rave Tapes, which came out this week through Sub Pop.