Directed by Zack Snyder
Written by Chris Terrio
Starring (in this scene): Jason Momoa as Aquaman
Chef’s Note: I love Scotch. Give me a jar of good Scotch and a stack of comics and I am in heaven. So, when I first encountered this scene I was quite interested in the whisky that Arthur demands. I spent more than a little bit of time trying to examine the label – advancing frame by frame, looking for the best angle. McMurda’s Castle? McMurtis Castle? Never heard of it and cannot find a reference to it. I inquired with Google and I inquired with my local quite savvy liquor shop and… bupkis.
Thank goodness for Scotch Cinema setting me straight! This is the thing about scholarly work: it’s really about community resources. You don’t have to know everything yourself.
I am both puzzled and a little bit impressed that they decided to create a fake, yet quite believable and well designed, Scotch label, instead of just using an existing distillery. Don’t companies pay to have their brands featured in movies?
Chef’s Note: Happy National Scotch Day!