Sunday, 20 November 2016

Glenfiddich 30 in "Star Trek Beyond"

Now THIS is an awesome scotch sighting right here.  clips like this are what this site is all about.  I was barely 6 minutes into Star Trek Beyond when all of a sudden McCoy (Karl Urban) strolls in with a bottle of 30 year old Glenfiddich.

Don't bother trying to find this bottle anywhere.  It appears to be a custom job specifically designed for this film.  The closest you'll come to getting your grubby mitts on this bad boy is right here at Master of Malt.

Am I the only one who finds this scene to be oddly reminiscent of the scene from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan in which Kirk and Bones have a birthday drink together?
-Both scenes have a somber tone
-Both talk about the alcohol being "illegal"
-Both take place during a brief period of calm before the storm.
Perhaps this is another example of intertextuality which Evan Puschak discusses in his amazing video essay.

See for yourself.  Skip to the 2:23 mark.

The latest Star Trek film is definitely worth seeing and Glenfiddich is definitely worth sipping.  Hard to believe that, even though Glenfiddich is the world's most popular single malt, we haven't been able to spot it on screen in over 3 and a half years.  The most recent clip goes all the way back to the original Jack Reacher.

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