Getting Hammered: Thor Single Malt Scotch Whiskey

May 24, 2012


This is Thor, a 16-year old single malt scotch whiskey from distillery Highland Park (best known for getting me really drunk that one time). It costs $245 and has nothing to do with The Avengers. Fun fact: Did you know the origin of 'Thursday' comes from the Old English 'Þūnresdæg' and Middle English 'Thuresday' (literally, "Thor's day"). That's true -- I didn't make that up. So yeah, remember that if you're ever on Jeopardy. Then yell, "What is 'BRING BACK THE STACHE', ALEX?!" I'll take 'Throw away your f***ing beard trimmer' for $200.

Thanks to Terry, who I taught to drink Blanton's and collect all the lil horsies that come on top with the letters on them.

  • Burnsblue

    I think you meant "Scotch Whisky".

  • Shouldn't it be mead instead?

  • AdamCoates

    In the book Eric Selvig reads in the movie Thor there is a page that says Thursday = Thor's day.

  • Spin

    "Friday" also comes from the norse god Freja.

    Wednesday is called onsdag in swedish so it's easy to se the connection there.

  • broodax

    The name comes from the Latin dies solis, meaning "sun's day": the name of a pagan Roman holiday. It is also calledDominica (Latin), the Day of God. The Romance languages, languages derived from the ancient Latin language (such as French, Spanish, and Italian), retain the root.
    French: dimanche; Italian: domenica; Spanish: domingo
    German: Sonntag; Dutch: zondag. [both: 'sun-day']
    The name comes from the Anglo-Saxon monandaeg, "the moon's day". This second day was sacred to the goddess of the moon.
    French: lundi; Italian: lunedi. Spanish: lunes. [from Luna, "Moon"]
    German: Montag; Dutch: maandag. [both: 'moon-day']
    This day was named after the Norse god Tyr. The Romans named this day after their war-god Mars: dies Martis.
    French: mardi; Italian: martedi; Spanish: martes.
    The Germans call Dienstag (meaning "Assembly Day"), in The Netherlands it is known as dinsdag, in Danmark astirsdag and in Sweden tisdag.
    The day named to honor Wodan (Odin).
    The Romans called it dies Mercurii, after their god Mercury.
    French: mercredi; Italian: mercoledi; Spanish: miércoles.
    German: Mittwoch; Dutch: woensdag.
    The day named after the Norse god Thor. In the Norse languages this day is called Torsdag.
    The Romans named this day dies Jovis ("Jove's Day"), after Jove or Jupiter, their most important god.
    French: jeudi; Italian: giovedi; Spanish: jueves.
    German: Donnerstag; Dutch: donderdag.
    The day in honor of the Norse goddess Frigg.
    In Old High German this day was called frigedag.
    To the Romans this day was sacred to the goddess Venus, and was known as dies veneris.
    French: vendredi; Italian: venerdi; Spanish: viernes.
    German: Freitag ; Dutch: vrijdag.
    This day was called dies Saturni, "Saturn's Day", by the ancient Romans in honor of Saturn. In Anglo-Saxon: sater daeg.
    French: samedi; Italian: sabato; Spanish: sábádo.
    German: Samstag; Dutch: zaterdag.
    Swedish: Lördag; and in Danish and Norse: Lørdag ("washing day").

  • Teej

    How do you get it out of the wood thing? Just pour it out? Seems messy. But alcohol normally is ;)

  • "Wednesday" also comes from the name Odin. That's two days of the week we have to thank the Norse for.

  • DomPearceDesign

    One of the various stems for Friday was Freja, so thats 3 for 3!

    Also, Highland Park is geeeewd scotch, so this would indeed be worth the money. Though for that much I imagine it's slightly more than just 16 years old, which goes for between £40-70 (about $60-100) on average.

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