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Glengoolie Black, a kind of Scotch whisky.

"Glengoolie. For the best of times."
Sterling Archer[src]

Scotch is whisky made in Scotland and aged in oak barrels for at least three years. It is one of Sterling Archer's preferred drinks. While playing baccarat in Monte Carlo, he orders Glengoolie Black and a bag of gummy bears in "Jeu Monegasque". While making peace with his loved ones after being diagnosed with breast cancer, Sterling offers Brett Bunsen a bottle of Glengoolie which he describes as a mid-range scotch, and he presents a bottle to Cyril as he is being arrested in "Stage Two". In "Skin Game", Archer drinks Cyril Figgis' bottle of Glengoolie Blue, which Cyril had been saving for a special occasion. In "The Honeymooners", Archer drinks 3 bottles of Glengoolie Blue in a jacuzzi in the Tuntmore Towers Hotel. Glengoolie Blue is also featured in "Sea Tunt: Part 1", shown in a scene where Cheryl Tunt's brother Cecil Tunt tries to convince Malory Archer about Cheryl's mental instability. In "Achub Y Morfilod", Lana drinks Glengoolie from Archer, which she finds fantastic, prompting the shot to temporarily turn into a television advertisement and Archer to declare "Glengoolie, for the best of times." In "Deadly Prep," Archer's bully, Richard Stratton IV, is seen pouring a glass of Glengoolie Blue as he greets Archer. 



Cecil serving Malory some Glengoolie Blue.

5x2 AKWD Ray Glengoolie

A twice-paralyzed Ray hushes Cyril and drinks Glengoolie Blue straight from the bottle.

  • The "Blue" label may be a reference to Johnnie Walker or Macallan where the blue label is the premium/most expensive variety (typically fetching over 200 dollars a bottle.) The name "Glengoolie" is most likely used to denote the drink as a fictitious Scotch, as many highland variety Scotches have names beginning with "Glen-", such as Glenlivet, Glenfiddich, Glenfarclas, Glencadam, Glendronach, Glengoyne, Glenmorangie, Glenturret, Glenugie, etc. Though its appearance gives the indication that it is most likely a nod to Glenfiddich.
  • The name Glengoolie is likely a reference to Svengoolie, a popular TV horror-movie host from the Chicago area in the 1970s.
  • Glengoolie Blue is 43% alcohol by volume.
  • Using the root words "Glen", an Irish word meaning "narrow valley", and "Goolie ", an English slang meaning "testicles", (likely from the Hindi goli meaning "ball" or other Indian cognate) the name literally means "narrow valley testicle".
    • This makes Glengoolie Blue mean "Very little blue balls"
    • In Sanskrit, golaka means "glans/penis" and golika means "small ball", so goolies (plural of gol- is perfectly apt).[1]


  1. Sanskrit root '"gol-"