Saturday, 4 February 2012

Meryl Streep Drinks The Famous Grouse in "The Iron Lady"

    Many thanks to my friend Jim at The Malted Muse for sending this over.  The article below is an interesting story about the several appearances of the Famous Grouse in The Iron Lady.  We'll have to wait for it to hit the shelves so we can watch the sightings here but in the meantime check out the post from The Famous Grouse official blog.

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Stay tuned for another Lagavulin sighting coming up next!

The Famous Grouse hits the big screen

Meryl Streep collecting the 'best actress' golden globe for The Iron Lady
Love her or loathe her, Margaret Thatcher is undisputedly one of the most famous British Prime Ministers of recent times, and a new filmThe Iron Lady has been airing here in the UK where she is played by the Oscar-tipped Meryl Streep.
Many of our eagle-eyed Famous Fans have spotted that Maggie appears to enjoy the odd dram of The Famous Grouse throughout the film, and we have to admit to having had a bit of a tip off on that score….
Last year, we were approached by the makers of film who set us a bit of a challenge. They wanted us to send them bottles of The Famous Grouse use on set.
A simple enough request you might think? However, the film is set at different times through her life, and of course our bottle has changed several times since the 1970s, and they needed bottles that would match each of the different eras being covered in the film.
This prompted a search through our archives to find the designs and artwork from the past (it’s amazing what you find when you delve in the cupboards here at The Famous Grouse!) and then our packaging teams set to work on bringing some of these old designs back to life.
Our bottles have changed many times over the years...
It not only involved recreating the labels but also ensuring we used the correct bottle shapes and closures for the bottle. Attention to detail is everything and we knew we had to get it right for such a high profile film.
So, whatever your thoughts on Thatcher and the accuracy of the plot, we hope you agree it was great to see Scotland’s Favourite Whisky up there on the big screen!

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