Thursday, September 07, 2006

Celebrity Sips - Scotch for Sir Sean

The American Film Institute (AFI) presented a very rare, award-winning 40-Year bottle of the celebrated Scotch whisky to Sir Sean Connery, winner of the 2006 AFI Life Achievement Award.

The AFI Life Achievement Award, established in 1973, honors an individual whose career in motion pictures or television has greatly contributed to the enrichment of American culture. Past recipients include Bette Davis, Fred Astaire, Jack Nicholson, Martin Scorsese and Barbara Streisand.

It was presented to Connery at a gala tribute at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles in June, 2006. Other famous personalities at the event included such as Calista Flockhart, Harrison Ford, Andy Garcia, Julia Ormond, and Steven Spielberg.

Laphroaig single-malt Scotch is distilled on the island of Islay and rests in European oak barrels, in a seaside warehouse. It is the only whisky to bear a Royal Warrant bestowed by HRH Prince Charles, in 1994.

Laphroaig has received high accolades including “Distiller of the Year” and “Best Whisky of Show” at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2006 and Best Single Malt in the World in Whisky Magazine 2005. The bottle awarded Sir Connery would retail for approximately US $1,800.

So, what I want to know is if he passed the bottle ‘round for sips to other celebrities in attendance at the AFI event!

4 comments:

The Senator said...

While I am not a single malt drinker normally, Laphroaig is a great one.

I'm sipping Black Label at the moment...and there is something great about the complexity of the blend.

Then again, I am no English Knight, only a guy who my friends call, The Senator.

Thanks for the drink!

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Jay Gatsby said...

That's a $1,500 bottle of scotch.

Black Label is okay, but I prefer a nice McCallen 18.

The Senator said...

McCallen 18 is better, old sport. Usually the older, the better. Walker Gold Label is even better than yours, but I would never make such a socially unacceptable comment. For I want my raised glass and toast to look in your favor.

Cheers.