Saturday, 29 December 2012

Don't Trust the Whisky in Apartment 23


This might not be an official scotch sighting but I think we can let it slide for two reasons.  The first being the fact that June (Dreama Walker) believes she is ordering an expensive whisky, and the second reason is because I have a crush on Krysten Ritter.  There, I said it.

The clip below is from the 6th episode of season 2 entitled "It's Just Sex..." and features June lying to a bartender about being an NYC whisky inspector in an attempt to score some free booze.  My girlfriend recently turned me on to this show and I have to say, it's pretty hilarious and very well written.  James Van Der Beek playing an exaggerated version of himself is reason enough to check it out.

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Sunday, 23 December 2012

Glenlivet Spotted in "Homeland"


There are two kinds of people in the world.  The ones who are watching Homeland and the ones who are sick of people asking them if they are watching Homeland.  I recently transitioned from being the former to being the latter.  Now I'm hooked on two Showtime serieseseses.  The other one being Dexter, of course.

The very brief Glenlivet appearance takes place about 19 minutes into the second episode from season one entitled "Grace".  I had to enlarge a few screenshots from the episode in order to confirm that it was, in fact, a Glenlivet bottle.  Hopefully there will be more sightings to come throughout the show.
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Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Seeking a Balvenie for The End of the World


Now here's something you don't see every day.  If you look closely at the clip below you might spot a rather obvious continuity error.  There is a Balvenie sighting about eight minutes into the 2012 film Seeking a Friend for the End of the World starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley.  In this scene, Dodge (Carell) visits his friend Warren (played by Rob Corddry) who pours two glasses of Balvenie.  At the 1:29 mark in the clip you can clearly see that the Balvenie has been switched with a taller, nondescript bottle.  A moment later the Balvenie returns.  How does this kind of thing manage to make the final cut in a major Hollywood movie?  Regardless, it's always great to see The Balvenie pop up on the big screen.  This was the first sighting in over a year.


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Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Here's the Fifth "Dexter" Scotch Sighting


We now have a tie in the race for the television series with the most sightings.  Dexter and Supernatural now have five apiece.  Hopefully Supernatural will pull ahead with another great Blue Label appearance soon.  Lord knows it's been a while.

Seems like every Dexter character with the exception of Deb has been seen drinking scotch throughout the show's 7 seasons.  Strange, considering Deb is rarely seen without a drink in her hand when she's off the clock.  Unfortunately, that drink is usually beer.

This clip takes place about 29 minutes into the latest episode entitled "Chemistry".  Watch the previous Dexter sightings here (1, 2, 3, 4).

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Saturday, 10 November 2012

The Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary Whisky


What do The Rolling Stones do to celebrate their 50th anniversary?  They drink some booze of course! Actuallt, they release booze, in the form of The Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary Whisky.  Crafted by legendary Japanese distillers Suntory, this special blend contains malts distilled and casked in milestone years throughout the band's history, giving it a very rich, complex flavor.  if you want one of the commemorative bottles, designed around the iconic lips and tongue logo, you'd best hurry -- Only 150 will be produced.   Did I mention is sells for $6,200?

Thanks to Uncrate for finding this.  Check out some pics below as well as the Stones' new single Doom & Gloom from their forthcoming album GRRR!






Sunday, 4 November 2012

Tom Cruise Drinks 150 Year Old Scotch In "Rock of Ages"


What can I really say about this film?  I mean, it is what it is.  I'm sure some of y'all out there love these kinds of movies but, in my opinion, quality musicals are few and far between.  The two things which make Rock of Ages worthwhile are the soundtrack and Tom Cruise's fantastic portrayal of 80's rock god Stacee Jaxx.  I'm one of those dudes who believes Cruise can do no wrong.  Probably because of his almost superhuman work ethic and balls-out commitment to a role.  He single handedly saves the movie.

The clip below contains all three scotch sightings and will give you a glimpse of Cruise's performance.  There is also an interesting appearance of the elusive scotch known as Clyburn.  You'll have to look closely to spot it.  I've added an enlarged screenshot below.  Some devoted readers may remember that Clyburn is the same fake whisky from The Dark Knight.  A little research revealed that Clyburn is a creation of a company called HPR Graphics which specializes in fake products for movies and TV shows.  Some of their whisky labels are pretty impressive too.

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