In honour of the UK release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Scotch Whisky Experience Visitor Assistant Mike Doherty has selected some of his favourite themed Instagram posts featuring some classic Scotch whiskies that perfectly fit the bill. We hope you’ll agree they are pretty darn cool too…
“It’s that time of year again when whisky lovers are hoping to receive the perfect dram for their Christmas. For the movie lovers, the excitement is all about finding out more about Rey, Finn and Luke Skywalker in the biggest movie event of the year – Star Wars: The Last Jedi!
With that in mind, you can imagine my delight in discovering a whisky enthusiast and photographer, with a self proclaimed ‘Star Wars problem’…
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Brett Ferencz (aka The Scotch Trooper) has been combining his love of whisky and Star Wars brilliantly, in a series of photographs that have to be seen to be believed.
Here are some of my favourite posts from the Scotch Trooper Instagram feed (embedded with full permission, naturally)…
5. The Forest Moon of Balvenie
“Just enjoying a Speeder Bike ride through the DoubleWooded Moon of Endor.” – – – – – As the weather starts cooling down, it’s the perfect time of year to enjoy some extra time outdoors. What’s your favorite fall time drams? #TheBalvenie #Balvenie #BalvenieDoubleWood #Endor #StarWars #ScotchTrooper #SpeederBike #ScoutTrooper
4. This is Not the Droid You’re Looking For (however it IS a triple cask…)
"Supreme Leader Snoke will be pleased with what you have found in your travels." – – – – – As we put the finishing touches on a few whisky trips coming up in the next few months, I can't help but get excited for what awaits in the duty free shops. What recent bottles have you picked up in your travels? Also… don't mind the #regram, I'm still recovering from LASIK and I'm giving my eyes a rest. #Balvenie #TheBalvenie #BalvenieTripleCask #TravelRetail #Travel #KyloRen #stormtrooper #starwars #TIEfighter #TheForceAwakens
3. Step Away From the Laphroaig
"There's a problem on the horizon, this is the last dram." – – – – – Good whisky is meant to be shared. But when it comes to the final dram of a bottle, I'll fight you for it. Just kidding… but seriously. I will. Especially when it's the Laphroaig 10yr Cask Strength. Time to get another bottle. #Laphroaig #Laphroaig10 #caskstrength #StarWars #Stormtrooper #k2so #RogueOne
2. Christmas on a Starkiller base
1. Winter Storm (Troopers)
"Winter is here!" – – – – – The third installment in the Glenfiddich Experimental Series is officially here. Winter Storm is an amazing 21yr whisky finished in Icewine casks from @pellerwines. Originally the brainchild of the Canadian Glenfiddich Ambassador @whisky_beth and the first such collaboration for the distillery to work hand in hand with the winemakers to source the barrels and experiment in the making of this glorious whisky. #Glenfiddich #WinterStorm #GlenfiddichWhisky #gfexperiments #winteriscoming #StarWars #snowtrooper #Icewine #Scotchtrooper
We’ll be hoping to welcome the Scotch Trooper to the Scotch Whisky Experience one day, but for now, do check out www.instagram.com/scotchtrooper for more great whisky photos.
May the whisky be with you…”