Following their headlining appearance at the Power Trip Festival in Indio, California, AC/DC gave their fans still another surprise. The band is releasing a limited-edition whiskey in conjunction with Ballantine’s Scotch whisky, according to the company’s release. In celebration of their 50th anniversary, AC/DC’s new whiskey boasts distinctive bottles with their thunderbolt logo shown in a vibrant neon red. Mathieu Deslandes, the global marketing director for Ballantine’s at Chivas Brothers, emphasized in the announcement the similarities between Ballantine’s musical heritage and AC/DC’s five-decade rock career. NME reported that Deslandes said: Ballantine’s has a long history in the music industry thanks to our True Music platform, and with this collection, the best rock stars and the best whisky are brought together. With this collectible design, we can’t wait to put the B into AC/DC and watch it rock shelves around the globe.
Ballantine’s has long supported people who think for themselves, and AC/DC epitomize this mentality with their distinctive and well-known musical style, which has maintained the band’s unwavering core for 50 years. Fans who want a bottle should move quickly, though, as there are only a few left. For fans of AC/DC, though, there is more excitement in the works. In conjunction with their appearance at the Power Trip event, AC/DC have established a temporary dive bar at 82971 Bliss Ave in Indio, which is 10 minutes away from the event grounds. From October 4 through 8, it will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Along with the AC/DC-specific elements, the dive bar offers a beer garden, a tattoo parlor, and regional food trucks. After a seven-year layoff, AC/DC made their live stage debut at the Power Trip Festival, which also featured Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, and Iron Maiden among other major rock acts. Fans may recall that lead singer Brian Johnson’s hearing loss issues required a temporary break from the band and contributed to the band’s hiatus. According to recent reports, Johnson has made progress in his recuperation and was more than prepared to perform at the festival.