Sunday, 31 May 2015

Porn Star-Flavored Whisky. Yes, You Read That Correctly

I'm not really sure where to begin.  Ummm...alright here goes. So apparently there is a company called Whisky X which has invented something called "body blending" which, according to the commercials seems to mean that porn stars are showering with whisky before it is bottled.  I assume that this means the whisky will taste somewhat like the lovely ladies in the ads.  I also assume it will taste like two or three thousand men as well.  

The porn stars in question are Joy Van Velsen and Tori Black.  I recall seeing Ms. Black's name in the news a few years back when she got arrested for being drunk in a Las Vegas hotel and beating up her boyfriend because he ran out of baby formula.  Let's hope he didn't pour that in the whisky too.

Call me old fashioned but when I'm enjoying a nice glass of Macallan or Lagavulin, the last thing I'm interested in tasting with it essence of AVN starlet.  This kind of thing might turn me off to whisky all together and make me switch to rum.

on second thought

Here's the latest Whisky X commercial which was filmed at my favourite hotel on Earth, The Aria in Las Vegas.  So that means TWO things I love got ruined today.  The commercial should end with LVPD kicking in the hotel room door.

Mmmm. Tastes like peaty tears!

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Here's The Whiskey Category From Last Week's Jeopardy!

I rarely miss an episode of Jeopardy and it was great to see this category pop up during the episode which aired on May 19th.  A few whiskies (Jim Beam, Johnnie Walker, Jack Daniel's, and Russell's Reserve) were mentioned in the category too.  Care to guess which answer I got wrong?

Friday, 15 May 2015

LAGAVULIN WEEK: Here's Every Glorious Lagavulin Sighting From "Parks & Recreation"

This wasn't easy.  There have been many Lagavulin mentions and appearances throughout the 7 season of the brilliant NBC comedy Parks and Recreation.  I believe what you are about to watch is the final tally of all of the sightings of this peaty bad boy.  There have been rumors of another sighting from season 3 but I've yet to find it.  If anyone out there is aware of this elusive scene please let me know and it'll be added immediately.  Here we go.

 Season 3 Episode 6

Season 2 Episode 15

Season 4 Episode 19

Season 4 Episode 22

And last but not least, here is the greatest scotch sighting in history...

 Season 6 Episode 1

Thursday, 14 May 2015

LAGAVULIN WEEK: Harrison Ford Drinking Lagavulin in "Hollywood Homicide"

This scene begins at the 18:29 mark when Detective Joe Gavalin (Ford) comes home from a long day's work and cracks open a bottle of Lagavulin.  There is also a bottle of Balvenie Doublewood clearly visible in the scene.

His lady friend Ruby (Lena Olin) joins him later in the clip.  Be sure to watch it all the way to the end.  Looks like Ford enjoys donuts almost as much as he enjoys single malts.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

LAGAVULIN WEEK: A Spooky Lagavulin Sighting in "Friday the 13th"

This is from the 2009 remake of Friday the 13th.  The scene is a little dark but still pretty funny.

LAGAVULIN WEEK: Johnny Depp Enjoys Lagavulin (And Many More Spirits) in "Mortdecai"

Dude does a lot of drinking in this film.  I mean A LOT of drinking.  As you can see from the screenshots below, Mordecai is rarely seen without some type of spirit in his hand.  He's constantly consuming everything from brandy, to wine, to scotch.  He even sips a mint julep during the scene where he meets Olivia Munn's character.  But the most interesting scene (of course) is when Mordecai wakes up in LA's Standard Hotel with a bottle of Lagavulin 16 on his bedside table.

Monday, 11 May 2015

LAGAVULIN WEEK: Lagavulin Sighting In "This Is 40" Starring Paul Rudd

Just a quick glimpse of the Lagavulin here but it was a pretty funny scene so I had to include it.  Kinda hard to tell what year is written on the box from watching my DVD copy.  Anyone with a Blu-ray copy and way too much time on their hands might have more luck than I did. The clip takes place around 1:41 in This is 40 and features Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, and John Lithgow.
P.S. Meagan Fox is in this movie. 

Thursday, 7 May 2015

JAMESON WEEK Day 5: Two Vintage Jameson Sightings from "Boardwalk Empire"

This was not an easy bottle to identify.  Thank goodness for my 52" 1080p television and digital cable signal.  After watching this scene from season 4 episode 7 several times, I was barely able to read "John Jame---" at the top of the label on the bottle in Eli's (Shea Whigham) hand.  I tracked down a photo of the vintage "John Jameson & Sons" bottle and posted it below along with some alternate artwork. 

I'd just like to mention that this was a great scene from a great episode.  I love the fact that an actor as talented as Whigham is starting to pop up in great movies like American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street.  His performances throughout the last four seasons of Boardwalk Empire have been superb. But we can all agree that his most badass role was the police officer in this amazing Run the Jewels video.

Here's a quick clip from the final episode of season 4.  This one features Al Capone who happens to be one of the best characters on television and is played to perfection by British actor Stephen Graham.  I'd love to see Capone get his own spinoff series now that Boardwalk Empire is finished

This is the 4th post from this series and the 2nd appearance of this vintage Jameson bottle.  Scroll down to see a pic of the actual bottle.

JAMESON WEEK Day 4: 50 Cent Drinks Jameson in "Righteous Kill" Starring DeNiro & Pacino

Great actors. Great whiskey, Terrible movie.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

JAMESON WEEK Day 2: Colin Farrell Orders Jameson in "Phone Booth"

Quick clip of Colin Farrell instructing his assistant to send a bottle of Jameson to his girlfriend in the 2002 film Phone Booth.  I promise these sightings will get better as we go along.  I might've had a little too much Jameson while researching this series of posts.  Please bare with me.

Monday, 4 May 2015

JAMESON WEEK Day 1: Jack Nicholson in "As Good As it Gets"

For those of you who have been complaining about a lack of Irish Whiskey sightings on this site over the years, it's your lucky day.  In fact, it's your lucky week.  We've been stockpiling Jameson sightings and mentions and will be pumping new clips out each day.  Here Jack Nicholson ordering a Jameson & soda in this funny scene from As Good As it Gets.