Monday, 25 July 2011

Balvenie in "The Day After Tomorrow"

Nothing warms you up on a chilly day like a glass of 12 year old Balvenie Doublewood.  Be sure to remember that the next time you're stranded in an arctic wasteland during the apocalypse.  As a matter of fact, we recommend that everyone stock a few bottles of this delicious Speyside single malt in their panic rooms and bomb shelters for just such an occasion.  You'll be glad you did.

The Balvenie sighting takes place at the 1:06:30 mark in the film and features an appearance by the always excellent Ian Holm.

Click here for our previous Balvenie sighting.

"The Day After Tomorrow" now available on Blu-Ray:

Saturday, 23 July 2011

A "Supernatural" Johnnie Walker Blue Label Sighting

A near-perfect blend in a near-perfect show.  If you haven't had the opportunity to catch an episode of "Supernatural" yet then you are missing out on a great show.  If you have seen it then you know what we're talking about.  It is a combination of "True Blood", "CSI", "Buffy", "Die Hard", "Twin Peaks", "Knight Rider", and "The Twilight Zone" rolled into one.  Only funnier.

Another great thing about the show is that it features a plethora of scotch sightings.  This post will be the first in our "Supernatural" series.  It is also the longest clip we have posted so far.  This clip is from the 15th episode of season 3 entitled "Time is on My Side".  The Blue label shows up about 17 minutes in when Dean Winchester (Jansen Ackles) uses the bottle to pry information from a fellow demon hunter.  Awesome scene!!
Click here and here for our two previous Blue Label sightings.

Season 3 of "Supernatural" is now available on DVD:

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Three Different Brands Spotted in "Arthur"

If you were expecting to see the sightings from the updated version of "Arthur" starring Russell Brand you'll have to wait a bit.  These three sightings are from the original classic starring Dudley Moore and Liza Minnelli. Tons of hilarious one-liners in this movie and you'll catch a few of them in the following clip.  We've compiled all three appearances into one clip to save you some clicking.

The first scotch sighing takes place at the 17:37 mark.  It appears to be an ancient Glenlivet.  The second (at 42:31) is a Glenfiddich and was difficult to discern initially.  The third (at 1:18:21) is the same retro White Label we spotted in "Presumed Innocent" with Harrison Ford.

"Arthur" is now available on DVD:

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Cragganmore Appearance in "A Time to Kill"

Here's our first Cragganmore sighting.  Only tried this Speysider once but it was definitely memorable.

In this scene from "A Time to Kill" Jake Brigance (Matthew McConnoughey) is attempting to convince decertified lawyer Lucien Wilbanks (Donald Sutherland) to help him with his case.

Lucien seems to be clinging to that bottle of Cragganmore like it is an extension of his own body.

Check out the clip below from 27 minutes into the film.

"A Time to Kill" is now available on Blu-Ray:

Friday, 15 July 2011

A Bizarre Scotch Sighting in "Fringe"

Ok, where do we even begin with this one?  This sighting is like a fanboy/anorak/geek trifecta.  There is a scotch sighting in this episode from season 3 of "Fringe" which features an animated Leonard Nimoy and takes place on the top floor of the World Trade Center.  Try to stay with me here.  The episode is called "Lysergic Acid Diethylamide" (or LSD) which happens to also be what the characters are under the influence of in this scene.

But the most surreal thing about this sighting is the actual brand of scotch which Nimoy is drinking here.   It is a freakin' 60 year old MacCutcheon!  The very same fake scotch which appeared no less than six times in Lost.  Click here for the Lost sightings.

P.S. Both series were created by J.J. Abrams.

Season 3 of "Fringe" Now Available on DVD:

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Macallan Fine Oak Spotted in an Episode of "Royal Pains"

We've had three Macallan sightings before but this is our first post featuring the sublime Fine Oak.

This one comes from a tip courtesy of our fellow Canadian known as @Scotch_Dude who runs the great "Daily Dramaddicts" website.

The Macallan pops up at the 19:20 mark in this episode from season three entitled "But There's a Catch".  Dr. Hank Lawson (Mark Feuerstein) shares a bottle with his old friend Ken (played by guest star Michael B. Silver) while watching a tape of one of their old football games.

"Royal Pains" Season 1 now available on DVD:

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Harrison Ford Drinking Dewar's in "Presumed Innocent"

You'll never guess who we spotted sipping some Dewar's White Label with Brian Dennehy.

This is our FIFTH Harrison Ford post so far and likely won't be the last.

The brand of scotch in this particular scene (as with many sightings) was difficult to spot.  Especially considering the modern White Label bottle design is noticeably different from the one used in the film.

The Dewar's was spotted exactly 31 minutes into the film.  Click here to see the rather expensive discontinued White Label used in the scene.

A big thanks to Mike & Derek over at Dram of Scotch for the hot tip.

"Presumed Innocent" Now Available on Blu-ray & DVD:

Friday, 8 July 2011

Glencallan Spotted in an Episode of "Burn Notice"

Ya know what would be amazing?  Sitting down and enjoying a glass of 30 year old Glencallan to celebrate a job well done.  Know what would be even better?  If 30 year old Glencallan actually EXISTED!!!

That's right, folks.  We've found another fake.  After reading the label I got pretty excited thinking that this was some rare or discontinued brand.  Then I decided to do a little digging and it turns out that Glencallan is the the creation of a Hollywood prop company known as "Independent Studio Services" which specializes in these kinds of phony baloney products.  The two very convincing Glencallan labels can be seen on the ISS website.

The sighting takes place at the 39:49 mark in the 12th episode from season 3 of "Burn Notice" entitled "Noble Causes".

"Burn Notice" Season 3 Now Available on DVD:

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Tom Cruise Pours some Chivas in "Risky Business"

...Or should I say "Whisky Business".  See what I did there?  The word whisky rhymes with...Nevermind.

Of all the scenes we have posted thus far this is the most iconic.  Much more memorable than the Chivas sighting in "Mrs. Doubtfire".

I'm sure all of our readers remember the scene in "Risky Business" when Tom Cruise dances in his underwear to "Old Time Rock & Roll" by Bob Seger.  What you might not remember is what he drank (while eating a frozen TV dinner) to get himself revved up for his big dance number.

Please don't try this at home.  And by that we mean don't add Coca-Cola.
"Risky Business" Now Available on Blu-ray:

Monday, 4 July 2011

Judy Dench Drinks Laphroaig in "Notes On a Scandal"

Our second Laphroig sighting so far.  Click here to check out the previous one.  It is actually our third Judy Dench scene.  She is quickly becoming the female Harrison Ford of whisky.

The Laphroig was spotted the 45:58 mark in "Notes on a Scandal"

I haven't actually finished watching the movie yet but I do know that it involves two things.  Notes, and some sort of scandal.  That much I'm certain of.

Barbara (Dench) is seen here drinking Laphroig during an emotional conversation with her friend, Sheba (Cate Blanchett) about her pet passing away.

"Notes On a Scandal" now available on DVD:

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Denzel Drinks Japanese Whisky in "Training Day"

This is actually two separate scenes edited into one clip below.  The first part takes pace at the 21 minute mark in the film and the second part takes place at 1:04:25.

The filmmakers clearly went out of their way to hide the particular brand here, so we'll have to put this in the "Mystery Malts" category.  A closer look at the bottle shows that there is clearly no writing on the back label and only vague a Japanese logo on the front.  The label looks similar to Yamazaki 12 year but the bottle design is quite different.  Safe to say this is a made-up brand.  Like Clyburn or MacCutcheon

Alonzo (Denzel Washington) asks Roger (Scott Glenn) for some of his "$300 a glass shit", So I doubt it is Yamazaki.

"Training Day" now available on Blu-ray