"Give me a scotch I'm starving". One of many great lines uttered by the Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) in 2008's Iron Man. I've watched this film several times and it is definitely one of the bestestest superhero movies ever.
Anyone familiar with the history of the Iron Man saga knows that Tony Stark is an old school whisky aficionado. The character itself dates back to 1963 when he first appeared in the Tales of Suspense comic book series. The first issue of The Invincible Iron Man debuted back in '68 and Tony has been sipping his way through countless adventures ever since. I should probably point out that Tony often takes his imbibing a little too far and has a history of difficulty in controlling his alcohol intake. Stark's troubles with alcohol are featured prominently throughout the comic book series and even on the cover of the November 1979 issue seen here.
Jon Favreau stated in a May 14th, 2008 interview with Howard Stern that he planned to delve deeper in to Iron Man's alcoholism in future films, but that aspect of the plot never seemed to materialize in the 2010 sequel.
Check out the clip below which features all three whisky sightings. I had to watch the first Blue Label scene four or five times in order to spot the bottle. You might also be able to barely spot a Black Label to the right of the Blue. Let us know if you can name the others.Follow @ScotchCinema