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Miller High Life

photo © MillerCoors
Miller High Life bottles are made of a clear glass that has a tapered neck like a champagne bottle.
photo © MillerCoors

James Bond seems to favor the “champagne of beers,” Miller High Life, whenever his job brings him to New York. 

In the novel Diamonds Are Forever, James Bond and Felix Leiter consume several bottles of High Life at a roadside restaurant called Chicken in the Basket en route to Saratoga. Bond enjoys his beer with a meal of scrambled eggs, sausages, and rye toast (chapter 10, although curiously, the reference is edited out of some American paperback editions).

Later, in Fleming’s short story 007 In New York Bond mentions Miller High Life as one of the components of the “best meal in New York,” which consists of oyster stew and crackers along with bottles of the beer at the Grand Central Oyster Bar.

During an interview for a New Yorker article in April 1962, Fleming himself orders a Miller High Life and Fleming comments "I like the name ‘High Life’. That’s why I order it." (read interview).

Called the “Champagne of Beers” for its golden colour, high carbonation, and elegantly shaped clear-glass bottle, Miller High Life is an American icon. Brewed primarily in Milwaukee, Wisconsin by the Miller Brewing Co. (now MillerCoors) since 1903, High Life is an American-style pale lager beer that is approachable, refreshing and sessionable at 4.7%ABV. High Life is unpretentious and easy to drink, but produced with an exacting standard of quality. It has a consistent, smooth taste, white, lacy head, and an iconic heritage.

Thanks to Kyle for the alert

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Summer Essentials 2024

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