The actor doesn't typically reach for the fanciest bottle of scotch on the shelf.
Imagine an accomplished television star—one who has, say, played a counter-terrorism agent and the president of the United States— sipping scotch on one of his few nights off and you probably picture a rare, expensive bottle sitting on the table next to the leather chair in which he is reclining. You’d be wrong—if the actor you’re picturing is Kiefer Sutherland at least. The actor (and musician—he’s an accomplished guitarist) recently sat down with the Daily Beast to discuss his favorite scotch—and as it turns out, Sutherland has cheap taste.
The actor revealed that he enjoys drinking a glass of J&B Blended Scotch neat when he gets the chance, a bottle of which costs about $24 on Shop Wine Direct.
“It was the old well whiskey in the ‘70s and ‘80s and I just got used to it,” he told the Daily Beast.
During the interview, Sutherland also mentions that he likes to bring a glass of whiskey out on stage with him while he’s performing with his country band, as a way to show gratitude toward his audience, and that his bandmates never give him a hard time for sticking to J&B because he always keeps the biggest stash of liquor on the tour bus.
Back in September, Harrison Ford revealed that his favorite scotch is Bruichladdich Single Malt Scotch Whiskey on Jimmy Fallon, a slightly more elevated brand than Sutherland’s choice, but then again Ford is the type of person who takes joy rides in his personal plane (and thank goodness he always ends up okay in the end). Ford shared a glass of the scotch with the talk show host (after getting permission from his wife, Calista Flockhart, to start drinking early) as the pair traded jokes. Seems like being a successful actor with unlimited access to your favorite scotch (no matter how inexpensive it is) has its perks.