Sunday, 17 February 2013

Scotch Cinema Johnnie Walker Cufflinks Giveaway!

I realize that the scotch sightings and articles have been fewer and farther between in recent months but that is about to change.  As I mentioned a few months ago, the site will be slowly going through some changes and will be branching out.  I started by posting a few bourbon sightings as opposed to scotch.  Later, I became a contributor to DrinkWire over at  Next up, I plan to write more in-depth articles about whisky, film, and drink culture in general.

In keeping with the spirit of new beginnings, I've decided to have  our first giveaway to kick things off.  This is probably the easiest contest you could ever participate in.  All you have to do to win the Johnnie Walker cufflinks is retweet any of the Johnnie Walker scotch sightings posted at  They shouldn't be hard to find considering there has been 16 Black Label, 9 Blue Label, 5 Red Label, and 2 Gold Label clips since the site launched 2 years ago.

Not every one of Scotch Cinema's readers are on Twitter so there is a second way to enter.  Simply like any of the Johnnie Walker posts on the Scotch Cinema Facebook page to enter.  I will compile a list of every person who likes or retweets and pick a winner randomly based on whichever name my one year old daughter points to.  I will then contact the winner via Twitter or Facebook to tell you you've won and to get your mailing address.

A pair of cufflinks isn't exactly the same as winning a bottle of Blue Label or a shiny new car but hey, ya gotta start somewhere.  Perhaps if any other whisky ambassadors are reading this (and I know you are) then they could send me some other promotional giveaways for future contests. 

Good luck!


Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Ben Affleck Drinking Macallan in "Argo"

I'm just going to come out and say it.  Argo will win best picture this year.  I've only seen 6 of the 9 nominated films so far but I have a funny feeling that Argo will win despite the Ben Affleck best director snub.  The film was brilliant.  Not quite as good as Django Unchained, but great none the less.

It is always great to see a Macallan sighting in a movie and fortunately this delicious Speyside (Highland?) single malt has been popping up more and more as of late.  This clip takes place at the 1:19 mark in the film when Tony Mendez (Affleck) snatches a bottle from the Canadian ambassador's house.  He has a big decision to make and needs some liquid courage to help him do the right thing.  Always works for me.

I've added some alternate artwork below.  Including the original fake CIA production poster used during the mission.
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