By DON KAPLAN
Last Updated: 1:06 PM, February 8, 2012
Posted: 1:08 AM, February 8, 2012
Those grins the Giants were sporting yesterday during their trip through the Canyon of Heroes may have gotten a boost from a nip or two of “Blue” booze.
Moments before the Giants left the Meadowlands to celebrate their incredible Super Bowl win, each member of the team — including the coaches and the front office — were given a custom engraved 750 milliliter bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue whiskey, a gift from gregarious defensive end Justin Tuck.
“I wanted to give the guys on the team, the coaches and everyone who got us to Indianapolis a personal gift to thank them for everything that they’ve done,” Tuck said.
$220 bottles of Johnnie Walker
Each bottle had the player’s name and Super Bowl XLVI champions engraved on it. The total tally for 80 bottles was $17,600.
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“Johnnie Walker is kind of a working man’s drink,” fellow defensive end Dave Tollefson said of the premium scotch, which goes for $40-$50 a drink. “Johnnie Walker and some Coke. It just speaks to the attitude of our team, and the type of guy he is.”
An eyewitness said minutes after Tuck delivered the bottles to his pals around 8 a.m., some players were seen scrambling to their cars to stow the precious bottles, which sell for around $220 each.
“To be a Super Bowl champion, not once, but twice is a dream, and I wanted to give something special to the teammates and coaches that made the dream possible,” Tuck said. “My hope is that they share this with the friends and family who helped them achieve not only this individual win, but the journey to it!”
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By DON KAPLAN