He has sold over 250 million records worldwide and now Sir Rod Stewart is selling his own peaty, warming cinnamon, fresh vanilla and baked apple whisky in the UK and Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland.
Made at the Loch Lomond Distillery, the 40% ABV Wolfie’s Whisky is a blended whisky “that embodies reputation as ‘the Cockney Scotsman’ and pays tribute to his Scottish heritage and cheeky chappie image” and is “designed to reflect Rod’s rock ‘n’ roll heritage with subtle nods to Americana.” Wolfie’s was inspired by the legendary musician’s early hell raising days with the Faces.
“Wolfie’s is a rascal of a thing and with just a sip the whisky takes you back to the good old days. Fine-tuned and perfectly balanced, Wolfie’s is a delight both over ice and mixed into a favourite cocktail,” rasps Sir Rod.
“It’s a fine tipple, whether you’re partying with friends, celebrating a Celtic win or reminiscing with family. For me, Wolfie’s depicts the carefree behaviour of my more mischievous days, and the excitement of what life still has to offer – let the good times roll!”
Referencing the opening track from Rod’s 1991 album Vagabond Heart, the lyrics ‘Rhythm of My Heart’ are emblazoned on the base of the bottle. Rod’s recording of the song was a nod to his own Scottish heritage having adapted the melody from the traditional folk song, Loch Lomond.
Wolfie’s will be available to buy online for £35 from Monday 19th June and in the meantime, fans are encouraged to sign up at: www.wolfiesiscoming.com to gain access to an exclusive presale from Friday 16th June. They’ll also be in with the chance of finding one of 1,000 bottles of Wolfie’s that have been signed by Sir Rod himself.
With the initial limited run of bottles marked as first releases, Wolfie’s will initially be available to buy online across the UK and Europe before launching in America in July as Rod embarks on his North American tour.
Kevin Pilley is a former professional cricketer and chief staff writer of PUNCH magazine. His humour, travel, food and drink work appears worldwide and he has been published in over 800 titles.
Photographs courtesy of Wolfie’s Whisky