15 Mar Hollywood star Javier Bardem visits Keith whisky distillery
A Hollywood star who won an Oscar for his chilling portrayal of an assassin was all smiles when he visited Moray’s “friendly town” to sample some of the region’s prize whisky.
Javier Bardem received the Academy Award for best supporting actor in 2007 after his performance as ruthless hitman, Anton Chigurh, in the Coen Brothers’ acclaimed No Country For Old Men.
And the red carpet was rolled out for the 48-year-old Spaniard when he visited Keith’s Strathisla Distillery on Sunday.
Mr Bardem arranged the guided tour in his role as global ambassador for the plant’s owners, Chivas Regal.
And he is believed to have a particular fondness for the whisky distilled at the 1786 building – which is the oldest of its kind in the region.