Saturday, 31 December 2011

Ralfy's Whisky of the year!

     Just wanted to say happy new year to everyone who has visited this page since I started it back in April.  The overwhelmingly positive response from the whisky community has been...well...overwhelming.  I look forward to many more sightings and interactions with you fine folks in 2012.  I'll leave you with the latest video from www.ralfy.com which features his pick for whisky of the year.  The photo below would show that I tend to agree with him.  Cheers!

-Curtis



Friday, 30 December 2011

Bruce Willis + Black Label = "Striking Distance"


    Here's a quick clip from the 1993 action thriller Striking Distance starring Bruce Willis and Sarah Jessica Parker.  Nothing more frustrating in movies than when someone wastes perfectly good scotch and you can kind of see Detective Tom Hardy (Willis) cringe in this scene because he has to to just that.

    After pulling over a group of teens for speeding in their boat, Det. Hardy confiscates the Johnny Walker and reluctantly dumps it in the river.  The scene takes place at the 30 minute mark in the film.

Click here for our previous Black Label sightings.






Thursday, 29 December 2011

Jack Nicholoson Drinks Glenfiddich in "The Pledge"


     Jack Nicholson turns in yet another great performance in this 2001 thriller directed by Sean Penn.  Glad to finally add Jack to our growing list of on-screen scotch drinkers.  Though this scene is probably a good example of how NOT to drink scotch.

     Didn't take long to spot the Glenfiddich Special Reserve in this particular film.  The close-up of the bottle being drunk by detective Jerry Black (Nicholson) shows up during the opening title sequence.  Check out the video below for a condensed version of the opening scene.

Click here for our previous Glenfiddich sightings.





Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Lagavulin Sighting from "The West Wing"


     It has been nearly six months since we've come across an honest-to-goodness Lagavulin sighting.  Seems like an eternity, doesn't it?  Well the wait is over because the powerful peaty Islay* malt has shown up in an episode from season three of The West Wing entitled "Dead Irish Writers".  It is one of the typically well-written, well-acted scenes one would expect from a series of this caliber.  The scene involving the Lagavulin takes place at the 14:50 mark in the episode.  Check out the video below...

*Please try not to cringe at British Ambassador Lord John Marbury's (Roger Rees) pronunciation of "Islay".


Thursday, 15 December 2011

The Fourth Hennigan's Episode From Seinfeld

     Finally!  After months of searching the wait is over.  Here is the clip from the fourth episode from Seinfeld.  The episode aired a full four years (nearly a hundred episodes) after the previous one.  The sighting itself is very brief however.  The entire scene clocks in at just over 30 seconds.  We spotted the bottle at the 19:52 mark in the film.

     All thanks and praise goes out to the one and only Simon Seaton over at www.somanywhiskies.com.  Click here to follow Simon on twitter and be sure to check out his site.

     Check out the clip below and click here for the previous Hennigan's sightings.



Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Scarlett Johansson Talks Scotch With Letterman


     Just a quick clip of Scarlett Johansson discussing scotch on The Late Show with David Letterman this past Monday.  Johansson actually appeared in two interview segments during the show and discussed many topics but we cut it down to just the important stuff.

     No need to build it up too much as the mention is very brief.  Click below to watch the video and click here for the previous Scarlett Johansson sighting.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Christina Hendricks' Johnnie Walker Holiday Party

     Christina Hendricks served up a few Johnnie Walker drinks at her annual holiday party. The busty Mad Men star decked the halls as she celebrated at a private residence in Los Angeles, California.

     The redheaded bombshell flaunted her assets in a cleavage-baring holiday dress and kept all her guests’ glasses full at the soiree.

     A few weeks ago, the actress dished about the fifth season of Mad Men, revealing it’ll be worth the wait.
     “I know it’s been a little bit of a wait, but it will be worth it,” the actress said on Access Hollywood. “We’re already shooting our tenth episode.”
Article courtesy of Celebuzz.com










Sunday, 11 December 2011

Ryan Reynolds Drinks Red Label in "Definitely, Maybe"


     One might assume that there have been countless Johnnie Walker Red Label sightings on this site but a quick search would reveal quite the opposite.  Even though it is a very popular blend there has been only one appearance prior to today.  We make an effort not to overdose on the more popular brands if possible but it has been six months since the previous Red Label video so here goes.  The scene takes place 23 minutes into the film.

     A second scene has been added after the Red Label sighting.  Will Hayes (Ryan Reynolds) orders a "scotch rocks" and a bottle of Glenlivet & Glenfiddich can be clearly seen behind the bar.














Thursday, 1 December 2011

Every Suntory Scene From "Lost In Translation"


     Let us begin by apologizing for "taking so f--king long" to post the Suntory scenes from Lost in Translation.  After all, a film like this is perfect for Scotch Cinema.  The whisky is prominently featured in several scenes and it is actually the primary reason why Bill Murray's character embarked on his journey in the first place.  It is a movie about a cinema legend who is selling whisky on celluloid.  What more could we ask for?

     There are a few reasons why it is only being posted now.  The first is because Suntory isn't even scotch.  Let's not forget that important detail.  Before now Japanese whiskies have only been featured here in goofy retro commercials like these as opposed to films and TV shows with the exception of the mystery malt in Training Day.  Another reason is because there were many other scenes to get to first.  But the most important reason is because it is such a great clip that after a while it seemed more appropriate to save it for a special occasion.  Since this is our official 100th post here at SC there is no better time than now to present it.

     On a side note, the first scene in the video below is actually the inspiration for the films title because a lot of the direction being given to Bob Harris (Murray) is literally getting lost in translation*.  Can't say enough about Murray's performance here.  He clearly showed range that we've never seen from him in the past and it paid off with an Oscar nod.  Damn you Sean Penn!
 



*Thanks to Allison (aka The Whisky Woman) for breaking down the actual Japanese/English translation for us over at her site.   Check it out here and click here to follow her on Twitter.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Slow Motion Exploding Cocktails




Is it just me or does 5000 fps really make everything more awesome?
This video is actually an amalgamation of deleted footage. Created by Ty Migota on aPhantom High-Speed Camcorder, these scenes—each between 5,000 and 89000 fps—were intended to become part of the opening credits for Nik Perleros' movie "How To Get Laid" but didn't quite make the final cut. Instead, Migota stitched them together, overlaid a soundtrack by the Beastie Boys, and voila—super slo-mo shots of shots being shot. 
Big thanks to the folks over at Gizmodo for putting this on our radar.

Monday, 28 November 2011

George Clooney & John Krasinski Share some Balvenie


     You never know where The Balvenie is going to pop up or who will be drinking it.  In the past we've seen Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConnoughey, and Ian Holm among others enjoying this delicious Speyside single malt.

     Our latest sighting comes from the 2008 film Leatherheads.  At the 1:01:17 mark in the film we see George Clooney and John Krasinski splitting a bottle of Balvenie after a a fairly brutal (yet oddly respectful) fist fight.  Who wouldn't want a dram of Balvenie after being repeatedly punched in the face?

     Click here for our previous Balvenie sightings and be sure to "like" Scotch Cinema on Facebook.




Thursday, 24 November 2011

Macallan 25 Year Old in "The Change Up"



     Our latest Macallan sighting was sent to us from @fr1day (aka Mark Hughes) on Twitter.  Check out his amazing whisky related site here.  Anyone else who has submitted sightings will definitely have their videos posted asap.  

     This is actually Scotch Cinema's first MacAllan 25 year old sighting.  Our five previous sightings can be found here.  This one takes place at the 1:18:35 mark in the film and the scene features Olivia Wilde and Ryan Reynolds.  The film itself was actually funnier than expected considering the poor reviews.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

The Second "How I Met Your Mother" Sighting


     Just a quick clip of the second Glen McKenna appearance from CBS' How I Met Your Mother.  This is also the second John Lithgow appearance on our site.  Check out his previous scene in Dexter from a few weeks ago here.

     In this scene from episode nine from season six entitled "Legendaddy" Lithgow plays Barney's (Neil Patrick Harris) long lost father.  While getting reacquainted they discover that they have a lot in common including their taste in scotch.

     Click here for our previous How I Met Your Mother sighting.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Time For Another "Supernatural" Sighting!


     Our first sighting from season 7 is from episode 4 entitled "Defending You Life".  Looks like there's no Johnnie Walker Blue or GlenCraig in this particular scene but what we do have is another example of Dean Winchester's undeniable ability to charm the ladies.

     Thanks to all of you fellow Supernatural fans out there who have spotted these scenes and sent them to us by email and on Twitter. There are too many sightings in this series to post them all but we love getting them.

     Click here for the previous Supernatural sightings and check out the video below.





Monday, 14 November 2011

The Macallan 18 in an Episode of "NCIS"


     Its been four months since we last featured this delicious Speyside single malt and it was beginning to look like there were no more sightings out there.  Luckily it popped up in this episode of NCIS titled "Conspiracy Theory".  This one goes all the way back to season 2.  The bottle featured in the first clip is nearly impossible to spot and it appears as though an effort has been made to conceal it behind a plant.  We've featured screenshots at the bottom so let us know if you suspect something other than Macallan.

     The Macallan is mentioned by name in the second part of the clip.  Click here for previous Macallan sightings.





Saturday, 12 November 2011

Our First "How I Met Your Mother" Sighting


     We're finally getting around to posting the scotch sightings from the great CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother.  Scotch is featured prominently throughout the series thanks to the exquisite taste of womanizer extraordinaire Barney Stinson (played by Neil Patrick Harris).  Oddly enough Barney is barely even in this clip and has no dialogue.  Those of you with a sharp eye might have spotted an 83 year old Barney at the 30 second mark in the video.  Long story.  Don't ask.

     This is one of several appearances of the fake Glen McKenna scotch throughout How I Met Your Mother.  We'll post the rest soon.

UPDATE: Click here for the most recent sighting!!