One of the most popular movies of the season is “The Gentlemen” directed by Guy Ritchie. One of the most frequently asked questions from that movie is:
“What is the Scotch they’re drinking?”
They’re drinking the Glenfarclas “Grant Edition” 1976 40 year old/ 43.7% abv.
A coveted & rare release, with only 1500 bottles made available.
It’s the 6th in a series, profiling 6 generations of members from the Grant family, responsible for some of the finest Highland Scotch you’ll ever taste: Glenfarclas.
In my opinion, the Scotch qualifies for star billing as much as the fantastic performances by the stars.
This particular bottling was in honour of the 40th Birthday – in 2016 – for
George S Grant, Sales Director/ Glenfarclas.
The packaging of the series is sensational, with each of the 6 Grant Editions of Glenfarclas highlighting either age or finish & a nameplate to honour its namesake:
I. John Grant (1805-1889) 1966 Fino Casks
II. George Grant (1830-1890) 1956 Sherry Casks
III. George Grant (1874-1949) 50 Years Old
IV. George S. Grant (1923-2002) 1981 Port Cask
V. John L.S. Grant – Chairman: 1986 Refill Sherry Butts
VI. George S. Grant – Sales Director: 1976 40 years old Scotch
In my conversation with George S. Grant – the whisky’s namesake – he mentioned that he and the movie’s director, Guy Ritchie, share mutual friends & interests.
Mr. Ritchie loves the Glenfarclas Grant Edition 1976 40 years old Scotch.
That’s how it wound up in the film & facilitated a pivotal role in the character development between Ray – played with right proper bravado by Charlie Hunnam –
and Fletcher – brilliantly acted by Hugh Grant.
#TheGentlemen … a must-see movie!
Glenfarclas 1976 Grant Edition 40 years old Scotch – a celebratory whisky!