Wednesday, 27 January 2016

The Dram From U.N.C.L.E.

Here's a great set of scotch sightings from an equally great film.  The first one is a mystery malt which appears at around the hour and 11 minute mark in The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

I'm pretty certain that was the first time we've seen someone being poisoned with scotch.  And after nearly 350 posts I thought I'd seen it all.

The next sighting is from the very end of the film and contains a spoiler, so tread lightly.  The scene features a bottle of Black Label.  Hard to believe it has been over a year since the last Black Label sighting.  Seems like at one time I was posting a clip of the ol' Johnnie Black every other day.

Saturday, 23 January 2016

THREE Sightings in the Jessica Jones Premiere!

The new Netflix original series Jessica Jones is off to a great start from a whisky aficionado's standpoint.  I spotted a bottle of Jim Beam, Cutty Sark, and Maker's Mark.  Something tells me there will be lots more to come.  Stay tuned...

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Macallan 12 in F**king South Park?

Well this one was certainly a surprise.  I haven't been watching South Park regularly over the last 10 years or so and I'm not quite sure why.  Every time I catch an episode here and there it ends up making me laugh my ass off.  Someone recently told me that season 19 was not to be missed.  In fact, they said it might be even better than all of the previous seasons combined.  They were right.  Season 19 has an entire narrative arc which revolves around the town of South Park going through changes (for better or worse) in an effort to keep up with our modern times.  Each episode could be seen as either a stand alone story, or a part of the bigger story of the town's evolution.  All of the wit, humour, biting sarcasm, and political satire we've come to expect are exploding all over the screen.  And once again, just like old times, Canada catches some shrapnel.

The clip above is from episode 4.  Sergeant Harrison Yates is up late working on his Yelp review and drinking a brutally misspelled "Makallann 12".