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Star Trek’s Montgomery Scott Now Has His Own Official Scotch

By Nino Marchetti / November 28, 2018

The use of fictional characters as tie ins for whisk(e)y brands is certainly nothing new in today’s world of looking for ways to get you to try a new brown spirit. An example of this tied to the Star Trek universe happened earlier this year with the debut of the James T. Kirk bourbon. Now, in perhaps an even more fitting connection, beloved Scottish starship engineer Montgomery Scott now has his own official blended Scotch.

The new Montgomery Scott Blended Scotch Whisky, according to those behind it, is, as the name implies, a blended Scotch product. A 40% ABV bottling, this three year old expression is said to be “produced in Glasgow by one of the most awarded distilleries in Scotland and is exceptionally smooth with just a slight smoky note.” It, like the Kirk bourbon, is an officially licensed product from CBS Consumer Products and is produced by Silver Screen Bottling Co.

Montgomery Scott Blended Scotch Whisky

Montgomery Scott Blended Scotch Whisky (image via Silver Screen Bottling Co.)

As the mythos of the Star Trek universe goes, Scott served aboard eleven different ships during the course of his Starfleet career, most notably as chief engineer for the Constitution-class Starship Enterprise. It is said that during “off duty, Scott was known to savor the experience of fine Scotch whisky, a traditional Earth beverage. During his travels, he enjoyed sampling Scotch from across the galaxy, but his discerning palate preferred the genuine article, made in his homeland from native ingredients. Aboard the Enterprise, one of his most prized possessions was a bottle of what he termed ‘very, very, very old’ Scotch whisky, which he kept hidden in a suit of ancient Earth battle armor. Scott shared this bottle with an adversary in 2268, part a brilliant ploy to help retake control of his ship when it had been captured by invaders from the Andromeda galaxy.”

This whisky is set to price around $50, and it should hit retail early next year. It is actually the fourth Star Trek licensed liquor out there. Others include the Kirk bourbon, a higher end version of the Kirk bourbon and something called Ten-Forward Vodka.