You fancy yourself a Kingsman- dressed in a crisp suit, oxfords (not brogues) on your feet, a smart pair of black spectacles frame your face and of course, the nifty Connected Modular 45 KINGSMAN Special Edition TAG Heuer adorns your wrist.
However, one small detail is missing – the drink.
In Kingsman: The Golden Circle, we see Eggsy and Merlin down an entire bottle of American bourbon whiskey by The Statesman in honour of their slain compatriots. Let’s be honest, that amber liquid looked mighty tempting even through the silver screen. And the good news is that you can quench your thirst with a similarly dignified whisky fit for a Kingsman.
Coming right from the film’s director Matthew Vaughn, The GlenDronach is his single malt whisky of choice and he has personally selected the 1991 vintage to salute the birth year of Kingsman agent Galahad aka Eggsy.
So what is a whisky fit for a Kingsman? Going by the The GlenDronach Kingsman Edition 1991 Vintage, he prefers a blend of single-malt whiskies that spent a quarter of the century aging in sherry casks to emerge a deep walnut brown liquid. On the nose, he gets whiffs of black grapes on a woody vine and as he takes sip, the fruity flavour of a ripe Victoria plum dances on the palate. Setting the glass down, he feels a warm, lingering finish.
Enticed? Then you best set forth on a mission to procure the eminent scotch as only 2,000 bottles are available across the United States, United Kingdom and parts of Asia with an impressive price tag of a little over USD 700. Each hand-numbered bottle is signed by both GlenDronach master blender Rachel Barrie and director Matthew Vaughn. Oh yes, the custom Kingsman gold metal charm is sure to impress any fan of the smart spy film.
A Kingsman is smooth, elegant and packs a punch, as does The GlenDronach – so it felt like the perfect fit. – Matthew Vaughn