Added on 15-Sep-2014
Officially branded spirit will be available from September 17
An official Queen-branded vodka is set to be released in the UK.
The premium Freddie Mercury celebratory vodka is named 'Killer Queen' and will be released in time to celebrate 40th anniversary of the band's 1974 hit single of the same name. The 40 per cent ABV spirit is produced by the Stoli spirits producer SPI and will be available from September 17.
Brian May described the Stoli vodka production plant in Riga, Latvia, as "the Willy Wonka chocolate factory for adults" following a recent visit. He also claimed that Mercury would have approved of the vodka being named after him, stating: "Freddie loved vodka and used to carry a dry ice cooler full of vodka with him on tour. Killer Queen Vodka is the perfect tribute."
A press release describes the vodka as "well versed in etiquette" which is "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."