Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Oliver Samuel Reappears in an Episode of "Quantico"

Let me guess, you just watched season 2 episode 16 of Quantico and promptly Googled "Oliver Samuel" in an attempt to figure out what the hell Priyanka Chopra and Blair Underwood were drinking. Don't worry. You're not alone.  Nearly a million people have found themselves on this site at one time or another for the exact same reason.  Welcome to Scotch Cinema. The internet's clunky, anachronistic, barely-functioning, sporadically-updated website dedicated to whisk(e)y appearances on the big and small screen.

The Oliver Samuel bottle is a fake. Just like the countless other bourbon, rye, and scotch brands which have been featured throughout the years. There were also some Oliver Samuel appearances in episodes of Blue Bloods and Person of Interest.

Friday, 30 June 2017

Vampires Chugging Fake Scotch in "The Originals"

This might be the first example of a show featuring Balmoor scotch which hasn't promptly gotten cancelled. The phoney baloney scotch has popped up in countless discontinued series. Some of which include Revenge, The Grinder, The Defenders, and Lipstick Jungle. It also appears in an episode of Chicago Med but the jury's still out wether that series will be back for a 3rd season.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

And the First Scotch From Season 2 of "Billions" is...

Big shout out to all the readers who have turned us on to this great series.  It's about time (near the end of season 2) we get to see some scotch in a show which ostensibly appears to be the perfect setting for some premium brand appearances.  This is a great show to binge watch (even though it might be bad for you) when you get a chance.

The big Blue Label bottle shows up about 6 minutes into episode 11.  Hopefully there will be lots more seasons and more sightings in the future.  Keep sending the clips.  Each and every one will be posted.  Even if it takes a year.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Oban Spotted in Silicon Valley

We've been over this before and yet you're STILL not watching Silicon Valley. See? Ya see? It's things like this.  This is why nobody likes you and why you weren't invited to Eduardo's Bar Mitzversary.

This scene from season 4 episode 5 features Gavin Belson (Matt Ross) sipping on some Oban while discussing his tragic downfall with Richard (Thomas Middleditch). 

Monday, 29 May 2017

SOPRANOS MONTH (Part 21): This is the End

Here it is.  The last scotch ever to appear in The Sopranos.  Season 6 episode 15.  Tony steps out onto a balcony and polishes off a sad little bottle of Black Label from the hotel minibar.  

Hope y'all enjoyed this month of Sopranos sightings.  Keep the tips coming.  The clips are piling up at this point but every suggestion you leave in the comments (and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) will be posted here at some point.

Friday, 26 May 2017

SOPRANOS MONTH (Part 20): The Last Glenlivet

Season 6 episode 3.  Tony is still in a coma, still drinking Glenlivet, and he still thinks he's that weird Kevin guy who talks funny.  Check back on Monday for the final Sopranos post.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

SOPRANOS MONTH (Part 19): Tony (I Mean Kevin) Drinking Some Glenlivet

Back to The Glenlivet.  This is near the beginning of season 6 episode 2 during Tony's coma/dream thingy.  Hmmmm I wonder what scotch will be featured in tomorrow's post...

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

SOPRANOS MONTH (Part 18): Just Kidding...It's Black Label Again

I couldn't help myself. Season 5 episode 13.  The one where Tony almost killed Paulie on a boat over a joke he repeated to a guy about his wife which was told by another guy two years earlier and almost got the other guy killed in an elevator in Miami.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

SOPRANOS MONTH (Part 17): Back to Black...Again

This one is a short shot of Tony pouring/sipping some Black Label. The scene takes place near the beginning of the 10th episode of season 5. The next sighting will not be another Johnnie Walker. Promise.

Monday, 22 May 2017

SOPRANOS MONTH (Part 16): Tony Chugs Some Blue Label

We're already up to season 5. The sightings keep coming but there are only a few more left before the end of the month. This scene is from episode 2 when Tony and Carmella are going through a rough patch and he moves back into his mother's house. 

Friday, 19 May 2017

SOPRANOS MONTH (Part 15): The First Glenlivet Appearance

It appears as though the series had officially decided to branch out from the Black Label at this point. This scene is from season 4 episode 5.  Adriana serves Tony a glass of Glenlivet when he comes to check out her new nightclub.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

SOPRANOS MONTH (Part 14): Finally! Some Glenfiddich!

It has taken nearly 3 full seasons but we finally got ourselves a genuine Glenfiddich sighting.  A very pissed off Tony sits down to enjoy a glass of Glenfiddich but Paulie won't leave him alone.  The bottle shows up at the 15 minute mark in episode 12.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

SOPRANOS MONTH (Part 13): These Black Label Sightings Are Getting Ridiculous

This clip speaks for itself.  Season 3 episode 17 entitled "Pine Barrens".  This is the most critically acclaimed Sopranos episode and for good reason.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

SOPRANOS MONTH (Part 12): Another Christmas Sighting

Here is the second Black Label sighting from the classic Sopranos Christmas episode. This is from one of the many flashbacks Tony has throughout the episode.  Back to the less festive clips tomorrow.

Monday, 15 May 2017

SOPRANOS MONTH (Part 11): Johnnie Walker in a Winter Wonderland

Who could forget the classic Christmas episode from season 3 entitled "...To Save Us All From Satan's Power"?  During this episode we get to see several flashbacks to the Christmas of 1995 in which Tony begins to piece together the origin and causes of Big Pussy's betrayal.

Friday, 12 May 2017

SOPRANOS MONTH (Part 10): Degenerate Gambler Orders Black Label

Looks like this guy needs a little help coping with his bust out.  Fortunately, Benny and Furio are there to offer some moral support and a shot of Johnnie Black.  This clip is from season 3 episode 9.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

SOPRANOS MONTH (Part 9): Ralph Gets Tony a J&B

This is the second scotch scene from the same episode (Season 3 episode 4) as the last post. Had to include it since it features Ralphie Boy, the greatest character in the series.  Lots more to come.  Any guesses on which scotch will be in tomorrow's post? Here's a hint...its Black Label again.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

SOPRANOS MONTH (Part 8): Back to Black

After a brief break from Johnnie Walker Black Label with the previous post featuring Johnnie Gold, we are back with the 5th sighting (so far) in the series.  The scene takes place about 28 minutes into season 3 episode 4.  This is the first of two scotch related scenes in this particular episode.  the second one kinda sucks but I'll post it tomorrow because its a free country and I'll do whatever I want, now leave me alone.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

SOPRANOS MONTH (Part 7) The First Appearance of Johnnie Walker Gold Label

Bet ya didn't see this one coming.  This quick clip from season 2 episode 12 features Big Pussy gifting a bottle of delicious JW Gold to an undercover undercover FBI agent.

Monday, 8 May 2017

SOPRANOS MONTH (Part 6): Make That Four Black Labels in a Row

Here's a quick clip of Hesh and Moltisanti playing a friendly card game with a bottle of JW Black at the end of season 2 episode 11.  Some of the best scenes throughout the series are the ones in which the guys are just hanging out at The Bing or Satriale's.  This one barely counts as an official scotch sighting but tomorrow's post will definitely make up for it.  

Friday, 5 May 2017

SOPRANOS MONTH (Part 5): Three Black Labels in a Row

Another day, another Johnnie Walker Black Label appearance.  This one is from the 3rd episode of season 2.  Crazy Richie Aprile has just gotten out of the joint after 10 years and the gang are throwing him a welcome home party with a huge bottle of Johnnie Black.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

SOPRANOS MONTH (Part 4): Black Label in the Season 2 premiere

This is the second Johnnie Walker Black Label sighting and there are more to come.  The Sopranos actually has more scotch sightings than Mad Men, Supernatural, and Dexter combined! We're just getting started here.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

SOPRANO'S MONTH: Here's the 2nd Scotch Sighting From Season 1

A brief scene featuring Tony Soprano sipping Cutty Sark while trying to decide if he should kill his daughter's soccer coach. Typical Wednesday. This sighting is from episode 9.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Who's Ready for a Month of Soprano's Scotch Sightings?

Can you believe that next month will mark TEN YEARS since "The Sopranos" went off the air?  The final episode of what was arguably the greatest series in history aired over a solid decade ago and we've been stuck with a bunch of substitute teachers ever since.  On June 10th, let us all raise a glass of Johnnie Walker Black Label, or Blue Label, or Gold Label, or Glenlivet, or Glenfiddich, or Cutty Sark and toast to the 10 year Sopranniversary.  

Each of these clips will be posted in order of when they appeared throughout the show's 86 episode run.  The clip above is a classic scene from Season 1 episode 2 entitled "46 Long".  It features the boys at the Bing watching TV, counting cash, having a few laughs, and sipping some Cutty Sark.

Also, If any HBO execs would like to read my spec script for a Johnny Boy & Uncle Junior prequel/spinoff show, hit me up.  It's only 72,000 pages long and features very little Janice.  

Monday, 24 April 2017

Val Kilmer Drinking Vintage Jameson in "Twixt"

Here's three quick clips from the 2011 film "Twixt" starring Val Kilmer and directed by some Coppola guy you've probably never heard of.  I think he made some gangster movies back in the 70s. Or maybe it was a war movie.  Who cares?  Right?

The scenes feature a rare bottle of John Jameson & Son Dublin Whiskey which has only appeared two other times on screen.  Both original sightings were from "Boardwalk Empire".  Both videos are included below.

Scotch Cinema has officially been pumping out the sightings for SIX years as of today.  Many thanks to all of the malt maniacs who have visited (and contributed to) this site over the years.  Believe it or not, there is more than a million of you.  Stay tuned for big things coming up in the not-to-distant future. Including the most epic series of scotch sightings ever compiled from a single source.  Can anyone guess what movie or show I'm referring to?

Very Brief, Very Old Jameson in "Boardwalk Empire"

Another Vintage Jameson Sighting in "Boardwalk Empire"

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

A Futuristic Chivas 18 Sighting in "Passengers"

THIS IS NOT A BAD MOVIE!! I can't understand why this film has a 31% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.  The ending didn't turn out as I had hoped, but if it had, I'd probably be disappointed by the film's predictability. The RT audience score is 64% which still seems a little low.  The majority of criticisms seem to point out that the film's broader moral and philosophical themes are often suppressed by somewhat shallow/corny romance film cliches.

The Chivas 18 Pininfarina sighting takes place at the 13 minute mark when Jim (Chris Pratt) orders up some whisky from the android bartender played by Michael Sheen.  Does this scene remind anyone else of the Gold Room scene from "The Shining".  This is one of many Kubrickian references throughout the film.

Here's the latest Nerdwriter video in which Evan re-edits and rearranges scenes from "Passengers".  The end result seems to be an undoubtedly better product than the original and might move the Tomatometer up a few notches.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Jameson Distillers Find a 230 Year Old Barrel of Whiskey

In case you missed it. the makers of Jameson Whiskey have announced that while undergoing renovations to their Bow Street Facility in Dublin, Ireland they found a 230 year old barrel of Irish whiskey buried in the foundation of the building. The staff supposed that this was a very precious batch for it to have been hidden so well by the founder John Jameson, but upon pouring the contents, they discovered that angels had “taken more than their fair share” and left behind only a single glass of this precious whiskey.

Monday, 3 April 2017

Sean Penn, Elvis Costello, and Some Dalwhinnie in "Two and a Half Men"

This clip has been sitting in the vault for years.  There was no way to show all of the scotch sightings without simply pasting a link to the entire episode.  After careful consideration of several factors such as bandwidth, potential boredom, and copyright laws we are able to bring you a heavily edited clip which clocks in at under 2 minutes.

This scene is from the premiere episode of season 2 which originally aired all the way back in 2004.  The entire episode takes place in Charlie's living room during his annual meeting of his drinking society.  The clip features Charlie Sheen, Sean Penn, Elvis Costello, Jon Cryer, and Harry Dean Stanton tearing trough several bottles including Dalwhinnie (and possibly Talisker).  Can anyone help identify the other bottles featured throughout the episode?  Feel free to leave us a comment or a tweet with your best guess.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Macallan 18 in ABC's "Designated Survivor"

Big shout out to Steve Murphy for submitting this clip.  I haven't watched this new series yet but I'm fairly certain it has something to do with Kiefer Sutherland being designated to survive something.  Always great to see that some Macallan 18 has been designated to survive discontinuation of the spirit and live on on the small screen.

Macallan 18 in an Episode of Suits

Macallan 18 in "The 25th Hour"

Sunday, 5 March 2017

The First Scotch in "Californication" is a Fake

Hopefully this is the last we'll ever see of the Balvenie ripoff known as The Stafford Twin Wood.  The previous post featured this fake single malt being prominently displayed in an episode of "Ray Donovan".  Thanks to SC's loyal viewers we are now able to spot this bottle in the 9th episode from season 6 of "Californication".  There is a close-up of the label at the beginning of the clip but don't blink or you'll miss it.

The Stafford Twin Wood Scotch in "Ray Donovan"