Friday, 29 April 2011

Chivas in "Mrs. Doubtfire"

Here's a one-off scene from the 1993 comedy "Mrs. Doubtfire" where Daniel Hillard (Robin Williams) knocks back some Chivas with Mr. Lundy (Robert Prosky) who is the head of a TV station and is looking for ideas for a kids show.

The actual year of the Chivas bottling isn't mentioned in this scene, so let's just pretend it's the 18 year old shall we?

Thanks to Lorraine at LMDB for sending us this clip.

Keep 'em comin' folks.  Always on the hunt for new sightings!

Mrs. Doubtfire - Restaurant Scotch Scene by goldrausch

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Two Scotch Sightings in "Inglourious Basterds"

Two scotch sightings in this Tarantino classic.  The actual brands are unknown (trust me, I checked) so I'm forced to place this post in the "Mystery Malts" file.  The movie itself is so badass that it deserves a mention regardless of the lack of product placement.

The only description of the whisky itself is that it is a "Thirty-three-year-old from the Scottish Highlands".

The first scene (in the clip below) is very intense.  It has been cut down from it's original 25 minute length to the 2 minute clip here so you can get the gist.  It begins at the 1:28:33 mark in the actual film.

The second clip takes place at the 1:04:40 mark during the scene where General Fenech (Mike Myers) briefs Lt. Hicox (Michael Fassbender) on his mission to kill Hitler.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Johnny Drama Loves Johnnie Blue

In this scene from season 7 episode 6 of Entourage entitled "Hair" Turtle tries to convert Johnny Drama to the new brand of tequila he is promoting. Drama makes it very clear that he plans to stick to his Blue Label.

Check out the scene in the clip below.
There was also a Glenrothes sighting in this episode.  Very brief.  Only someone with a well-trained eye would spot it.

Can't wait for season eight...

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Here's another shot of the Blue Label bottle from later in the episode

Had a chance to hang with Drama (Kevin Dillon) myself a few months back during a night of drunken debauchery and snapped this pic.  Pretty sure there was no Blue Label being consumed that night though.  Macallan and Highland Park were definitely on the menu from what I remember.
Nice guy too!

Tony Soprano Likes His Glenlivet on the Rocks

In This scene from season 6 episode 2 of the Sopranos, Tony orders up a scotch on the rocks while waiting for his missing luggage.

The bartender asks him if Glenlivet is ok to which Tony replies "Yeah.  Better than ok".

Couldn't agree more!

Monday, 25 April 2011

Laphroaig Sighting in "Chloe"

As soon as I spotted this bottle during a scene in "Chloe" it immediately reminded me of the time I went to a birthday celebration at a restaurant in Ottawa and ordered my first Laphroaig.  After letting it open for a few minutes, people at the table (myself included) began complaining about the smell.  Only after lifting the glass to take a sip did I realize that that the smell was coming from this pungent peaty bastard.  Make no mistake, Laphroaig is not for amateurs.
     At exactly the 27:00 mark in "Chloe"  David Stewart (Liam Neeson) and his wife Catherine (Julianne Moore) are having a rather heated discussion about Catherine's suspicion that David has been less than faithful.  David gets up from his chair and reaches for the bottle ofLaphroaig which Catherine recently purchased for him as a birthday gift.







Sunday, 24 April 2011

Sean Connery Dewars 12 Ad

Here's the first in our series of whisky commercials starring famous actors.  Believe it or not there are quite a few of them.  Mostly foreign ones which were never intended to bee seen by U.S. audiences.  Thanks to the internet we can now watch them whenever we want.

This particular one is an ad for Dewars 12 starring James Bond himself.  It also stars Sean Connery.
Get it?

The Elusive Clyburn 15 in "The Dark Night"

    Looks like the Joker is up to his old tricks again.  In this scene from "The Dark Knight" (at the 44:55 mark), Gordon (Gary Oldman) rushes to the office of Commissioner Loeb (Colin McFarlane) because he believes Loeb will be target of a Joker-orchestrated hit.  Turns out Gordon is a little late and discovers that Loeb is about to fall victim to the Joker's sick prank.
    The Joker had poisoned the trusty bottle of Clyburn 15 Year Old which the commissioner keeps in his desk drawer.  One sip and Loeb is out of commission...get it?...commission?   Sorry.
    Loeb and Gordon aren't the only ones being pranked in this scene.  We the audience are the butt of a joke too.  Can you guess what that joke is?

Ardbeg Ten Rears Its Head In "Constantine"

This Islay single malt is without a doubt the best scotch that I have ever sampled.  Safe to say Mr. Constantine's taste in whisky is much better than his taste in interior decorators.

The Ardbeg Ten pops up at the 36:45 point in the film.  Detective Dodson (Rachel Wiesz) comes knocking at Constantine's (Keanu Reeves') door to ask for his help in finding her sister's killer. 

On a side note: Im told the Ardbeg Uigeadail is even better than the Ten.  Winner of "Whisky of the Year" 2009.

Dodson is hoping that with Constantine's help she could prove that her sister's death was not a suicide, but murder.

Unfortunately for Dodson, he appears to be more interested in the dram than the in finding the killer.

Jon Favreau Shows Us How NOT to Order Scotch

Had to post this scene from the classic film "Swingers".  

Over a decade before he directed "Iron Man I & II "Jon Favreau was an awkward 20 something actor clumsily ordering a single malt in Vegas.  

Check out the clip below...

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Futuristic Black Label Spotted in "Blade Runner"

Apparently the year 2019 is going too look very very different from today.  Los Angeles is a twisted burning dystopian shadow of its former self. 

Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) is a police special operative known as a Blade Runner.  His job is to hunt down replicants, which are genetically engineered organic robots who have been banished from Earth to the "off-world" colonies. 

In this scene (at the 11:45 mark) Rick is summoned to his supervisor Bryant's (M. Emmet Walsh) office and is given an assignment to eliminate four escaped replicants.  They discuss the case over two shots of Johnnie Walker Black Label.

This bottle has become a bit of a cult classic itself.