Thursday, 29 March 2012

Black Label in John Grisham's "The Client"

    Glad to hear all of the positive feedback regarding the previous video in honor of World Whisky Day.  Hope you enjoyed watching it as much as I enjoyed editing it.  I was trying to come up with a way to properly commemorate Scotch Cinema's one year anniversary.  The fact that it coincided with World Whisky Day seemed like a perfect excuse to put the video together.

    Now on to the next sighting.  This Black Label appearance is from the rather disturbing opening scene of John Grisham's 1994 thriller The Client starring Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, and the late Brad Renfro.

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Another Whiskey Related Scene From "Boardwalk Empire"

    This clip is from episode 9 of season 2 entitled "Battle of the Century" which features Nucky Thompson's (Steve Buscemi) attempted acquisition of a fictional Irish Whiskey known as Fitzgerald (not to be confused with Old Fitzgerald Kentucky Straight Bourbon).  An Irish mystery malt would not typically be featured in the pages of SC but we'll make an exception because this is such a great scene.

    Nucky travels to Belfast in an attempt to exchange guns for whiskey which is illegal in the U.S.A.  His negotiations are conducted in a mothballed distillery.  Check out the video below.

Click here for the previous Boardwalk Empire post.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Our First Grant's Sighting From the Movie "Four Brothers"

    Well its about bloody time we've had ourselves an appearance of the ubiquitous blend known as Grant's.  I've had a unopened bottle sitting in my barmoire* for three months and as I walked by it yesterday I was reminded about the sighting in this film.

    About 23 minutes into the 2005 John Singelton move known as Four Brothers, Mark Wahlberg makes a toast to his late mother and proceeds to down a glass of Grant's with Tyrese Gibson and Andre Benjamin (the 3rd greatest rapper in history) at a local bar.  The bottle might look a little odd but click here to see a vintage which is a dead ringer.

*Did I mention that I've converted an old armoire into a functioning bar complete with hanging wine glass racks and various acoutrement.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Harrison Ford & Brad Pitt Enjoy Teacher's in "The Devil's Own"

    Here's another one of those clips where you can't blink or you'll miss it.  Special thanks to Simon Seaton from SoManyWhiskies for sending me this sighting.  You can follow Simon on Twitter by clicking here.

    Normally I wouldn't include such a brief appearance but since it features Harrison Ford who is our de facto poster boy, it must not be ignored.  It is also our first Teacher's sighting so far.  Hard to believe that after 140 posts there has never been a teachers appearance.

Click here for the previous Harrison ford clips and here for the sightings featuring Brad Pitt.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Our First "Boardwalk Empire" Scotch Scene

    Considering the fact that Boardwalk Empire is a show largely based on the illegal smuggling/sale of whisk(e)y during prohibition, one might assume there would be many scotch references throughout the series.  However, any red-blooded American/Canadian knows that the majority of Yanks during that era drank Canadian Club which was shipped across lake Ontario under cover of night.

    New York businessman Arnold Rothstein planned to change all that by importing the "best scotch from Britain" with the help of some italian gangsters (including Lucky Luciano) as seen in this clip from episode 9 of season 1 entitled "Belle Femme".

Click here for a great new PBS documentary about the prohibition years.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

18 Year Old Bruichladdich in Roman Polanski's "Carnage"

    I know many of you have been waiting for this particular scotch sighting to be featured on this site and we finally have it.  Roman Polanski's Carnage will be released on DVD & Blu-ray on March 20th but we have the 18 year old Bruichladdich scene for you viewing pleasure today.

    The Bruichladdich first appears at the 47 minute mark in the film and becomes very integral to all of the events which follow.  I only included three minutes of it here but the characters proceed to drink it to excess right up until the closing credits.

Click here for the previous Bruichladdich sighting.

Friday, 9 March 2012

Glenfiddich Sighting in "The Wire"

    What a coincidence.  The world's best selling single malt showed up in what is arguably the best television show of all time.  Anyone who has watched The Wire from beginning to end knows that this series sucks you in unlike any other.  Each scene is like a domino which falls one after another toward an inevitable spectacular conclusion.

    There is a Jameson appearance in nearly every episode but it wasn't until the 2nd last episode of the series that we are treated with a single malt scotch appearance.  The scene  which features the Glenfiddich takes place at the 24 minute mark of the 9th episode of season 5 entitled "Late Editions".

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Bizarre Scotch Sighting in "Battle Beyond the Stars"

    I've heard of Cowboys and Aliens but this is ridiculous.  No.  Seriously.  This is absolutely ridiculous.  What you're about to see is a quick clip from the 1980 Star Wars rip-off entitled Battle Beyond the Stars.  The scene features actor George Peppard (The A-Team) as the Han Solo-esque space cowboy know as...Cowboy.  That's right.

    The film's only redeeming moment (in my opinion) is the scene at the 57 minute mark when Cowboy shows his lady friend his belt which dispenses scotch, soda, and ice.  You have to watch the clip to understand the awesomeness.  Where can I get me one of these?

P.S.  Cowboy has a confederate flag on his spaceship.  I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried.

Saturday, 3 March 2012

We Think You'll "Like" Our Facebook Page.

The Scotch Cinema Facebook page has been revamped and updated with lots of content over the past few months so feel free to check it out here.  Don't hesitate to click the like button so you can get real time updates as well.

I'd also like to give a big thanks to everyone who followed, contributed, commented, and wrote to me directly over the past year.  The site's traffic has begun to increase substantially in recent weeks and it is with the help of fellow whisky fanatics like yourselves that the growth has happened.  Suggestions for site improvement are always welcome of course.

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