Rock legends Queen have released a vodka named ‘Killer Queen’, in tribute to the late front man singer Freddie Mercury.
The vodka is officially endorsed by Queen, and band member Brian May is supposedly behind the branding, naming it after the famous singer who was a fan of the spirit and used to carry a dry ice cooler full of vodka with him around on tour.
They released the vodka for the bands 40th anniversary of the hit single, Killer Queen, which was first released in 1974.
The drink is produced by Stoli spirits producer SPI and RnR Brew. It is bottled at 40% abv and has been described as “seven times distilled using an ancient original vodka filtration process of quartz sand and birch charcoal with a unique filtration process at the final stage.”
The vodka is made using water from a 600ft well at source, which gives it a smooth taste.
Queen have now sold over 300 million albums worldwide, and are a band that continue to proudly hold their place within the Top 10 bestselling recorded acts of all time. Their frontman Freddie Mercury once proclaimed, “’I am not going to be a star. I am going to be a legend” and he has stayed true to his word with the release of this drink, more than 40 years on.
Alongside the release of the vodka are some reprints of the bands greatest live performances, including the multi format release on September 8 of Queen Live At the Rainbow ’74; a rare recording made at legendary London venue The Rainbow in 1974. It has been held in the archive for 40 years and is now being heard live for the first time. Among the unique material contained in this DVD and CD release are over a dozen tracks never previously released on any official Queen live album.
See the website for more information, and to find out where you can get your hands on this legendary taste to rock out, as well as enjoying the voice of the legend himself below.