Friday, 31 October 2014

Buffalo Trace is NOT Scotch

After watching the movie Loosies and doing a little bit of research for this post, I noticed a few things that were rather odd.  The film goes by a completely different title is some foreign markets.  For some reason it was released with the title "Run or Die."  The stars also had guns badly photoshopped into their hands on the alternate poster.  But the strangest thing about this film is the fact that when the main character asks for a scotch he proceeds to share a bottle of Buffalo Trace bourbon instead.  Not cool.

Shout out to Whisky Throttle for providing us with this sighting.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Hibiki 17 Japanese Whisky in "The Wolverine"

The man has good taste.
In this brief scene from The Wolverine, Logan (Hugh Jackman) can be be seen drinking a glass of Hibiki 17 to calm his nerves during a rather bumpy flight.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Macallan 25 Sighting in an Episode of "Forever"

Here is the first of what will hopefully be many scotch sightings from the fantastic new TV series Forever on ABC.  There have been dozens of Macallan appearances on this site throughout the years but the 25 year old has only reared its head twice before now.  Check out the two previous posts here and here.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Enormous Douche Drinks "Sco-Ro's" on New Girl

Seriously.  If I ever start talking like this guy you have permission to throw my *scotch & soda in my face.  This clip is from season 4 episode 4.  Jess starts dating a guy who is terrible...just terrible but she's made a bet and has to keep the relationship going for a month regardless of his shortcomings.


Sunday, 12 October 2014

Twin Scotches in Twin Peaks

With the recent announcement that Twin Peaks will be making a return, it's high time we brought you this clip from waaaaay back in season 1. In this scene, Ben Horne's brother Jerry orders two double scotch on the rocks at One Eyed Jack's.  I can't believe that this show is actually coming back.  I got so excited when I heard the news that I actually started watching the whole series again from the beginning.  The entire Twin Peaks Mystery has been released in this Blu-ray box set.  So do yourself a favor...

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Quick Scotch Sighting in "The Knick"

With the season finale airing tomorrow night I thought i'd throw this clip up here for y'all.  The Knick is a show unlike any other and I highly recommend giving it a chance.  Any fan of Steven Soderbergh should be more than impressed with his first foray into tv.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Lagavulin 16 Makes History...Drunk History

If you haven't been watching Drunk History then we might've gotten to the bottom of why you have no friends and why nobody likes you.  This show is absolutely hilarious and is not to be missed.  This clip is from season 2 episode 5.  You can also watch full episodes over at the Comedy Central website.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Scotch Cinema's Top 5 Scotches Under $40.00

This wasn't easy.  Narrowing my top 5 scotches is difficult enough without being limited by price.  A few different regions are represented here and I hope you won't be disappointed by my selections.

5. Tomatin Legacy: Tomatin distillery's new no-age-statement release uses virgin oak as well as bourbon casks. It provides a new entry level to the Tomatin range but the use of different casks make this a unique expression. $36.95 

4. Johnnie Walker Black Label: I'd be lying to you if I said this wasn't a staple of my whisky selection since day one.  You can't go wrong with this guy on the shelf.  It might seem like an obvious choice, but you know you love it too. $39.99

3. Bowmore Legend: No list would be complete without Islay being represented at least once.  For my money, nothing beats this peaty bad boy. $39.95

2. Glenfiddich 12 Year: One word...Consistency.  This may seem like another painfully obvious choice, but when it comes to Glenfiddich, taste trumps pretension every time.  I've never had a less than stellar dram and if I only had $40 in my pocket to purchase a can't-miss single malt, it would be an easy choice.  Somehow the world's most popular single malt manages to remain underrated. $39.99

1. anCnoc 12 Year:  As a Canadian it is nearly impossible to find a bottle of anCnoc at a decent price.  It is criminal what we pay for alcohol in this country.  Therefore whenever I'm in the good ol' USA I make it a priority to track down a bottle of this delicious Highland single malt and make it last.  This is my "special occasion" dram and an easy choice to top this list.  $39.95

Friday, 3 October 2014

A 1926 Macallan Gets Wasted in House of Cards

Yet another great sighting from the Netflix original series House of Cards.  This scene featuring a $40,000 bottle of Macallan is from the 5th episode of season 2.  Some of you may remember a 1926 Macallan selling for $54,000 a few years back.  Watch the video and try not to cry when you see what happens.  I'd be devastated if someone treated my 12 year Macallan like this.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Glenlivet Spotted in House of Cards

It has been over a year and a half since the first House of Cards sighting and that one didn't even feature an actual scotch.  We've finally found the first of several bona fide single malt appearances from this spectacular Netflix series.  This clip is from the final episode of season one.  Enjoy!