SCORPIONS Forced To Cancel Tonight's Melbourne Show With DEF LEPPARD - "It Breaks My Heart," Says KLAUS MEINE

November 8, 2018, 7 months ago

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SCORPIONS Forced To Cancel Tonight's Melbourne Show With DEF LEPPARD - "It Breaks My Heart," Says KLAUS MEINE

German heavy rock legends Scorpions were forced to cancel their performance tonight, November 8th, at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

Singer Klause Meine has issued the following: "We came a long way to finally ROCK Australia for the very first time (except for Melbourne ) together with our friends Def Leppard. We have had a fantastic run so far, and it breaks my heart to let you know that I can’t sing tonight at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. The Doc has recommended that I rest my voice until Sydney and I cross my fingers that it all works out."

Find the Scorpions' tour itinerary here.

Scorpions continue to make waves, teaming up with Swedish top distillers Mackmyra to release a 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!”

Order your bottle in Sweden, here.

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