Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Another "Supernatural" Scotch Scene!


"Supernatural" is without a doubt the greatest show you're not watching.  Unless of course you are watching it.

This is our second sighting from this particular show so far and like we mentioned before it features too many whisky appearances to show on this site.  Whisky, and scotch in particular, are subtly woven into the fabric of the majority of episodes to the point where it is almost a character unto itself.  Everyone from demons, to angels, and even some humans consume it regularly.  Just like in real life!

In this episode a demon of Scottish descent named Crowley mistkenly gives up a clue to his identity by devulging his affinity for 30 year old Craig.  The show doesn't come right out and say it but it is clear that they are alluding to Glencraig.  Don't bother to make sense of the clip when watching it as much of the pertinent info has been edited out.  Click here for our pervious "Supernatural" sighting of Johnnie Walker Blue.  Season 7 premiers Sept. 23rd by the way.  Cant wait!



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3 comments:

  1. We just purchased one 29 year old bottle (Signatory, 52.5%) and one 35 year old bottle of Glencraig. Upon opening the 29 year old, we sniffed, we sampled and raised a toast to the "Second King of Hell" for his great taste in Scotch.

    As an aside, it happens that we live in Fergus, ON, Canada, and Crowley's real name: Fergus!

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  2. I don't think it was meant to be Glencraig as some background checks show that Glencraig production started in 1956. Crowley was born in 1661, and has "been drinking (Craig) since grade school." Even if you consider this to mean "demon gradeschool," Crowley probably has been on Earth for longer than 30 years (assuming he only drinks 30 year old).

    Beyond that the flavouring described on the show doesn't seem to match up with what I can find online.

    I expect it's not a legit reference, or it was meant to refer to Glencraig (which due to the closing of the still is only available in 30 yr old bottles), but I'd be curious if there is such a still that has been producing for 500 years.

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  3. I'd say it certainly is glencraig. Scotch as we understand it wasn't Scotch in the 1600. Anything that has been bottled in the 20th century is going to differ significantly from anything that existed when Fergus was "in gradeschool" which he MAY have attended, given that it was available to some extent of lower-classes in the 17th c.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_education_in_Scotland

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