New Wave of British Heavy Metal titans Judas Priest have released their first-ever signature spirit. Perfectly crafted for those defenders of the faith who are living after midnight, the Judas Priest Spiced Rum is, at 37.5% ABV, a warming and smooth rum with layers of flavor: spicy notes of arrack, vanilla, burnt sugar and raisins. The spirit is a collaboration between the band and Brands for Fans, who spent this past year working together on the product — from flavor profiling to bottle design — with Priest motivated in the project by a desire to give the fans something beyond the music.
“We are thrilled to announce the release of a new rum produced together with Brands For Fans,” Rob Halford and Co. said in a joint statement. “The complex nature of this new blend and the general versatility of rum goes hand in hand with the music produced by us over the last 50 years. It’s rum with a touch of evil.” Brands for Fans’ Sari H. Wilholm commented: “Judas Priest, a truly legendary band. Who’s not heard of them? Such an honor to be able to create this spiced rum with the band.”
As of now, Judas Priest Spiced Rum is available only as a limited batch of 5,000 500 mL bottles that retails at Systembolaget in Sweden for 349 SEK. Fans can purchase a bottle online here. News of the signature spirit comes in the wake of Judas Priest’s nomination for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame‘s 2020 class. The final list of inductees will be announced in January.