Mumford & Sons to make own whiskyBy Becky Paskin
Folk band Mumford and Sons are reportedly planning on producing their own whisky.
The Grammy award-winning band, who are known for being big whisky fans, recently said that they would be interested in creating their own whisky in the future.
“It’ll happen,” pianist Ben Lovett told The Sun. “It takes a few years to make, so we better get cracking.”
The band, also consisting of lead singer Marcus Mumford, banjo player Winston Marshall and bassist Ted Dwane, recently enlisted former music moguls-turned whisky lovers Caskstrength to create whisky cocktails backstage at their recent Gentlemen of the Road tour for VIPs, friends and family.
Caskstrength – formed by Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley – created a bespoke blend for their Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park gig featuring over 200 whiskies, some almost 60 years old. Visitors were invited to bottle their own 100ml miniature of the blend, the label for which featured the gig’s poster.
A Mumford & Sons whisky wouldn’t be the first created by renowned names in the music industry. Former Athlete bassist Carey Willetts released his own blended whisky Boxes Blend in February 2013 to mark the launch of his solo career, while Bushmills recently created a bespoke Irish blend for Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men. Country musician Willie Nelson also has a Bourbon created by Drinks America in his honour.