Mark Dermul (°1970
He collects Auchentoshan whisky, for which he was dubbed
has been a Star Wars fan since the very beginning, being a wide-eyed seven year old kid. He collected the toys like most of his generation, moving on to autographs in his early twenties, visiting conventions and autograph shows all over the world. He took it to the next level by touring the Star Wars filming locations in
He collects Auchentoshan whisky, for which he was dubbed The Toshan Man.
is also a fan from the very beginning. Collecting toys, autographs and now artwork, he’s dealing with the fact that one room might not be enough. Ever since seeing the already deteriorated state of the Lars Homestead in 2010 he felt sad about the fact that it would be completely gone in a few years and other fans of the saga would not be able to visit this great set. And then, on May 25th 2012 he traveled to Ghent (Belgium) to meet his good friend Mark Dermul and the rest of the pitiful band of brothers and restored the Lars Homestead. His first whisky tasting was in 2009 and he bought a bottle of the local club’s bottling. Since then, all bets are off. A Belgian and a Dutch guy meet at Star Wars Celebration Europe in 2007, become friends, discover whisky in 2009, restore the iconic movie set in 2012 and present the Save Lars Whisky in 2013. What are the odds?
Mark and Manny first met at the Star Wars Celebration Europe in
The idea to bottle the exclusive whisky for the members of the Save Lars project came naturally to them.
They felt honored that many Star Wars and whisky aficionados clamored for a bottle, giving them reason to create the bespoke and limited Save Lars Whisky Series.