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  • MacCutcheon is really not as valuable as Widmore claimed it to be. He just said that to Desmond to get the message across that permission will not be allowed to marry his daughter.
  • Widmore says that MacCutcheon whiskey is not for Desmond because he would never be a great man. However on the island Charlie and Hurley find a bottle in Sawyer's stash. Where the bottle came from is unknown. But because it was readily available to the Losties then it's reasonable to infer that the characters drinking it can be considered "great" men.
    • This, then, would also include Hurley. Hurley saved Sayid, Jin, and Bernard when he ran into Pryce with the van. Charlie saved Desmond and possibly the rest of the Losties when he sacrificed himself to disable the jammer in the Looking Glass. Desmond has yet to do anything great since drinking the whiskey.
      • To be fair, Desmond has done something great for the three years he has been on the island. Save the world.
  • In "Orientation", when Desmond ran from the Hatch the first time, when the computer was shot, he took with him, in the backpack, a half bottle of Whiskey that came from the food stash but it wasn't MacCutcheon whiskey. Actually, it might be the same bottle that washes up in "Everybody Hates Hugo" and Claire picks it up.
  • Desmond is not offered MacCutcheon. Locke is offered a glass, but does not drink it. Other survivors will have brushes with the Scotch, but none will drink it (prior to arriving on the Island).
  • The pouring of MacCutcheon is a bad omen, leading to a character's tragedy. Widmore refusing to give Desmond his blessing (then telling him he isn't a great man), Charlie finding out he's doomed to die, and Locke being thrown out the window - all happened after the bottle was opened.
  • The bottle in the stash once belonged to Anthony Cooper, proving he was on the plane
  • Christian Shephard may have also been a MacCutcheon drinker. When Jack was searching through his fathers belongings in White Rabbit, he found 2 bottles of whisky. The label on one of them could say Admiral MacCutcheon but the style is very different from the prop used in later seasons.
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