According to The Spirits Business, 288 bottles of the MOTÖRHEAD Limited Edition: Special Jack Daniel’s Selected Single Barrel Whiskey — which were made available at $99 — sold out almost immediately.
U.S.-based retailer Atlantic City Bottle Company, which selected a Jack Daniel’s barrel for release to “celebrate 40 years of the loudest rock band on this planet,” describes the drink as “dark, oaky, but still some corn and sweetness with that signature Jack smooth charcoal smoky finish.”
As previously reported, Food & Beverage Magazine officially named the industry standard call-out drink of Jack & Coke to “The Lemmy” in honor of MOTÖRHEAD legend Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister’s favorite drink which he made famous on the Sunset Strip at the Rainbow Bar And Grill.
Lemmy, who celebrated his 70th birthday on Christmas Eve (December 24), learned two days later that he was afflicted with an aggressive form of cancer. He died on December 28 in Los Angeles.
MOTÖRHEAD was revered by both metal and punk fans, and Lemmy was considered an icon for his musical talent and his embodiment of the rock and roll lifestyle.
Lemmy had been dealing with serious health issues for the past two years, including getting a pacemaker in 2013 and suffering from a hematoma in 2014. But despite 40 years of hard living and drinking, he continued to tour and record at a feverish pace.
The band was forced to cancel or postpone a number of shows last year due to Lemmy’s poor health, which also forced him to cut back on his drinking and give up smoking.