If you watched Chapter Six in the Disney+ hit, The Book of Boba Fett, and had a keen eye, you may have noticed something a little familiar with a Windsor, Ontario, connection.

First, I’d like to say how excited I am that I get to talk about Star Wars on WindsorEats. Second, the scene to watch was inside the bar on Tatooine, with the Mandalorian and Cobb Vanth and takes place about 30 minutes into the episode.

Placed on the bar is a bottle. For whisky fans, or just those with a great eye, the bottle had a familiar shape. While it didn’t have its original labels on it, the bottle in question was a limited edition 1969 bottle of McGuinness whisky in the shape of the CN Tower. In fact, the bottle today is a very rare collector’s item.

How Is That A Connection To Windsor?

L.J. McGuinness Distillers operated in Toronto from 1938 to 1988. Lawrence J. McGuinness started in the wholesale liquor business in Toronto in 1905. In the 1920s, McGuinness formed a partnership with brothers H.W. “Harry” and Herbert Hatch to acquire distilleries, starting with Gooderham and Worts. That’s the same Harry Hatch who owned Canadian Club.

After first moving production to Corbyville, when the distillery there was shuttered in 1989, all production of McGuinness liquors were moved to Windsor and the Hiram Walker & Sons Limited, North America’s largest distillery.

So while taking place in a galaxy far, far away, Star Wars feels a little bit closer to home now.