As previously reported on Metal Shock Finland, Swedish metallers WOLF will be releasing their own brand of absinthe, simply called Wolf Absinthe on 1st June 2013. The release party for the mind-blowing spirit will take place on founding member Niklas Stålvind’s 40th birthday in Örebro, Sweden, where the band was born 1995.
Vocalist Niklas Stålvind now comments:
”We got the idea two years ago when we wrote the song ”Absinthe” for the ”Legions of Bastards” album. Since then this little embryo of an idea has turned into a green manalishi. We are very proud to say that this product is the real deal. It’s a top notch Absinthe made by the award winning Santka Annas Distillery who is known for making the best absinthe in the world.”
”What’s so cool about absinthe is that it’s not like any alcohol beverage. It’s surrounded by myths and rituals and has been banned from most countries until recently. It’s associated with artists like Van Gogh, who supposedly drank it and lost both his mind and his ear. It’s something mysterious, something forbidden. And it happens to be very tasty when you prepare it the right way, and here’s where the rituals of absinthe drinking are still alive.”
”Other bands have their red wine and such and that’s fine… But when it comes to the band with the coolest product – I guess we won,” says Niklas laughing.
The Wolf Absinthe has an alcohol content of 66.6% and is described and featured on absinthes.com as follows:
“Wolf Absinthe is a project by a heavy metal band called WOLF – the idea of having their own absinthe has interested this group for a while, after all artists have always had this special attraction to absinthe.
In this absinthe, you will find floral notes and the taste of wormwood, anise and fennel (of course!), and a hint of coriander.”
WOLF is currently working on their seventh studio album which will be recorded later this year.
For most parts of the world you will be able to order the Wolf Absinthe from: www.absinthes.com/