Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Lagavulin Spotted in "28 Days Later"

Our second Lagavulin sighting in a row!

This one takes place 48 minutes into the film.  After London has been completely overrun by zombies*, a small group of people decide to venture out into the city to pick up supplies.  While looting a supermarket, Jim (played by Cillian Murphy) is scolded by Frank (Brendan Gleeson) for stupidly grabbing a bottle of cheap generic whisky.  Frank then proceeds to grab FOUR bottles of Lagavulin 16.

We'd like to give a quick shout out to @WhiskyBrother and @WhiskySponge for the hot tip.  Keep 'em coming folks.  We love getting your suggestions.

*Yes, we realize that they are not technically zombies.

"28 Days Later" Now Available on Blu-ray:

Monday, 27 June 2011

Lagavulin in "Hollywood Homicide" With Harrison Ford

This is our FOURTH Harrison Ford related post so far.  I'm beginning to think that this guy has a scotch clause in his contract whenever he does a film.  Dude probably had a few cases stored away in the cargo hold of the Millenium Falcon.

This scene begins at the 18:29 mark when Detective Joe Gavalin (Ford) comes home from a long day's work and cracks open a bottle of Lagavulin.  There is also a bottle of Balvenie Doublewood clearly visible in the scene.

His lady friend Ruby (Lena Olin) joins him later in the clip.  Be sure to watch it all the way to the end.  Looks like Ford enjoys donuts almost as much as he enjoys single malts.

Hollywood Homicide now available on DVD

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Two Talisker Sightings in Two Bond Movies

We're currently trying to nose out all of the scotch appearances in Bond films but there seems to be very few.  The only two that have been found so far are the Talisker ones featured here.

The first is from the "The World is not Enough".  The brand was all but impossible to identify from the scene.  Luckily for us, some sharp scotch spotters on the whisky magazine forums were able to discern that it was the old Talisker bottle design.

The sighting takes place at the 5:40 mark in the film when Bond (Pierce Brosnan) meets with M (Judy Dench) in her office.

Speaking of Judy Dench, looks like M is quite fond of the ol' Talisker.

The second sighting is from Brosnan's final Bond film entitled "Die Another Day" and takes place at the 49:25 mark.  It is another scene in M's office.  M takes a sip of Talisker after a heated video conference with Damian Falco (Michael Madsen) about Bond's rogue actions.

James Bond Collectors Set Now on DVD

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Our First "Mad Men" Scotch Sighting

Remember the good old days?  When a man could relax in the waiting room and share a bottle of Red Label with a fellow dad-to-be while his wife did all the dirty work in the delivery room?  Me neither.

You'd drive yourself crazy (trust me) trying to spot all the different brands that have appeared throughout the entire "Mad Men" series.  Canadian Club appears to be a favorite of Don Draper (John Hamm).

Can't believe that out of the dozens of posts here at Scotch Cinema, this is our first one featuring Red Label.  

This clip takes place at the 13:41 mark in the 5th episode of season three entitled "The Fog".

Mad Men: Season 3 now available on Blu-Ray.

Friday, 17 June 2011

Daniel Craig Demonstrates How NOT to Drink Macallan

If you're a fan of gangster movies and you haven't seen "Layer Cake" then you oughta be ashamed of yourself.  This 2004 flick really packs a punch.  Great directing by Matthew Vaughn (who also directed Kick-Ass) and awesome acting by James Bond himself.

There is a Macallan sighting at the 1:00:50 mark which you can watch below.  Daniel Craig (whose character doesn't have a name) needs some help coming to terms with the fact that he just committed his first murder.  He decides to pulverize some recreational pharmaceuticals and washes 'em down with a bottle of Macallan.  What a waste of perfectly good scotch.

BONUS SCENE!!!:  Two Irish Whisky Appearances
At the 37:49 mark The main character's friend Gene (Colm Meaney) sits him down for a heart-to-heart over some beer and two bottles of Irish whisky.  It was very difficult to determine the brands but after some investigation we discovered they were drinking Tryconnell and Locke's 8 year old.

Layer Cake now available on Blu-ray

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Macallan 18 in "The 25th Hour"

"The 25th Hour" stars Ed Norton as Monty Brogan, an ex-drug dealer who is trying to enjoy his last night of freedom before going to prison for 7 years.

Monty's friends Frank (Barry Pepper) and Jacob (Philip Seymore Hoffman) decide to take him out for a night on the town in order to help him forget his troubles.

The nightclub scene is actually 34 minutes long.  Not to worry though.  We've cut it down to the most important 43 seconds which of course is the Macallan 18 year old sighting.  Check out the clip below which took place at the 1:10:30 mark in the film.

"The 25th Hour" is now available on DVD

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Every Sean Connery Suntory Commercial

After scouring the depths of the internet (and by that we mean searching "Connery Suntory" on Youtube) we are pleased to present all of the Suntory ads starring Sean Connery.

Here's Mr. Connery's Dewars commercial.  We have also posted whisky commercials featuring Orson Welles and Robert Carlyle.

Stay tuned for more whisky ads from stars such as Sammy Davis Jr., Keanu Reeves, and some others.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Robert Redford Drinks Glenlivet With Brad Pitt in "Spy Game"

At exactly 39 minutes into the movie "Spy Game" agent Nathan Muir (Redford) teaches Tom (Pitt) the tricks of the trade.

One of the tips he shares with Tom is what kind of scotch a spy should drink.

The bartender in this scene pours Muir a few drams of Glenlivet Archive 18 which he seems to thoroughly enjoy.  Never had any Glenlivet older than the 12 year myself.  Might have to change that soon.

Check out the clip below...

"Spy Game" now available on Blu-ray:

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Glenlivet Featured in "Wedding Crashers"

At the 1:28:51 mark in this hilarious 2005 comedy,  Jeremy (Vince Vaughan) pours some Glenlivet before pouring his heart out during a chat with Father O'Neil (Henry Gibson) about his feelings for his new girlfriend.

Had not seen this movie since back when it first came out and it is still a riot.  I highly recommend sitting back with a glass of your favorite malt and watching it the next time you're in the mood for a good chuckle.

If you have any sightings of your own which you'd like to tell us about then leave a comment.  We'll definitely feature it at some point.  There are currently about 80 clips in our vault just waiting to be seen so stay tuned!

Wedding Crashers is now available on Blu-ray:

Friday, 3 June 2011

Scotch Cinema is Officially Ralfy Approved!!!

Just wanted to give Ralfy a quick thanks for the recommendation in his most recent video. I highly suggest you visit his site and subscribe to his channel. After watching all of his vlogs you will have an honorary Ph.D in Whisky.

 Or something like that.

Macallan in "Be Cool" (Don't Blink)

This 2005 sequel to "Get Shorty" finds loan shark turned movie producer Chili Palmer (John Travolta) branching out into the music industry.

The Macallan bottle appears so briefly in this scene (which begins at the 14:24 mark) that I had to pause the dvd to make certain it actually WAS the famous Speysider bottle on the table.

As per the rules of this site we typically wouldn't post a scotch sighting unless someone is actually drinking the scotch in question.  It would be a waste of everyone's time if, for example, we posted a clip of a bottle in a bar over some actor's shoulder.  However considering the fact that Edie (Uma Thurman) is clearly sipping a brown liquor consistent with the color of Macallan,  we'll let it slide and bend the rules just this once.  You'll see why when you watch the video.

I think Aerosmith fans might enjoy this scene as well...

"Be Cool" & "Get Shorty" now avalable on DVD.