Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Was That a GlenKnolls Bottle in an Episode of "Scandal"?

Here is your first ever scotch sighting from the hit ABC series "Scandal" starring Kerry Washington. Unfortunately, the scotch is yet another fake. This particular sighting marks the fourth appearance of mystery malt known as GlenKnolls.  It has appeared in an episode of "The People V. O.J. Simpson" as well as two episodes of "Modern Family". In each scene the label on the actual bottle itself is barely visible but after enlarging a few screenshots it no longer completely indecipherable.

A Fake Glenlivet for a Modern Family

Another GlenKnolls Sighting in "Modern Family"

GlenKnolls appears in an Episode of "The People V. O.J. Simpson"

The clip above is from season 6 episode 13 entitled "The Box". Keep sending in these amazing sightings and we'll keep posting them. Hopefully the next few post will feature real brands and maybe these phoney baloneys will someday be phased out once and for all.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Some People Actually Want a Jim Beam Boycott Because of Mila Kunis

Jim Beam is one of the most popular bourbons in the country and one of the best selling in the world. So when the distillery makes the news, it’s usually because of its whiskey. However, spokeswoman Mila Kunis got herself (and Jim Beam) into the political fray after she revealed she’d been sending donations to Planned Parenthood in Vice President Mike Pence’s name.
While appearing as a guest on “Conan,” Kunis explained to host Conan O’Brien the practical joke was a way for her to express her disagreement with the vice president’s stance toward Planned Parenthood, contraception, and abortion. While Jim Beam hasn’t officially expressed any position on Planned Parenthood, Kunis’ advocacy for the reproductive healthcare provider led to what might be called a modicum of outrage on Twitter.

The aggrieved have started a #BoycottBeam campaign on Twitter, but an effective boycott seems dubious and pointless. Nevertheless, the tweets are pretty entertaining. NoMoreLiberals tweeted “After drinking Jim Beam for 30 years Im done. Your spokeswoman Kunis donates to Planned Parenthood in Prnce’s (sic) name. #BoycottBeam,” and Pickles n Cheese declared in a tweet “I will not drink another drop of Jim Beam! #BoycottBeam.”
As you can tell by the Twitter handles and the comments themselves, the #BoycottBeam initiative is unlikely to garner widespread support. Expect the bourbon to keep flowing from the distillery. Check out some of Kunis' Jim Beam Commercials in the video below.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Designing the "Blade Runner 2049" Johnnie Walker Bottle

With Blade Runner 2049, director Denis Villeneuve stayed true to the original film—right down to the whisky. In this video, he shares the creative process behind the bottle design for Johnnie Walker Black Label - The Director's Cut.

The First and Only "Monk" Scotch Sighting

The last time I had to dig this far down in the video barrel I used a Canadarm. It's been a while since you've been blessed with an honest to goodness scotch sighting so here's a mediocre clip of a fake brand from a decade old episode of a cancelled series. No need to thank me.  

This scene is from season 7 episode 2 entitled "Monk and the Genius. There is a very brief shot of the increasingly popular Stafford Twin Wood during a flashback. Check out the screenshot below incase it flies by too quickly to catch.

Here's a few other Stafford appearances from "How I Met Your Mother", "Ray Donovan", and "Californication".

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Ryan Gosling & Harrison Ford Sip Scotch & Lose Their Sh*t During Hilarious interview

Good luck trying to keep a straight face while watching this interview. Ford and Gosling stopped by "This Morning" and drank some mini bar Johnnie Walker Black Label from vintage "Blade Runner" glasses. The lady conducting (or trying to conduct) the interview had them in stitches nearly the entire time.

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Harrison Ford Drinking Bruichladdich With Jimmy Fallon

Wow. Now this was unexpected. It's safe to say that everyone's favorite peaty Islay single malt is about to see an increase in sales after last night's episode of The Tonight show. The undisputed king of scotch sightings himself, Harrison Ford showed up to sip some scotch and tell a joke with Jimmy. The movie he mentioned drinking this whisky in was the 2010 comedy "Morning Glory" co-starring Rachel McAdams. This scene and many other scotch sightings featuring Mr. Ford are listed below for your viewing pleasure.

Harrison Ford Drinks 40 Year Old Bruichladdich in "Morning Glory"

Harrison Ford & Brad Pitt Enjoy Teacher's in "The Devil's Own"

Lagavulin in "Hollywood Homicide" Starring Harrison Ford

Black Label in "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

Harrison Ford Drinking Dewar's in "Presumed Innocent"

Every "Bladerunner" Scotch Sighting

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Can You Remember the Scotch Sighting in Christopher Nolan's "Memento"?

I thought for years that this was a typical bottle of J&B and had been putting off posting the clip for quite some time. Upon closer examination it appears that this is actually a fake label which reads "L&D". Not sure if those letters have any significance. Guy Pierce's character is named Lenny but perhaps I'm reading too much into this.

Here's a couple of other sightings from Christopher Nolan films:  

Highland Park and Black Grouse Spotted in "Inception"
Clyburn Sighting From "The Dark Knight"

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Another Balvenie Spotted in "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

An honest to goodness Balvenie sighting doesn't come along too often. So when we spotted the first bottle back in the final episode of season 3 we kept our eyes peeled for another sighting. The clip from season 4 episode 7 entitled "Deals With Our Devils" was so quick that it was nearly impossible to catch. There is a (somewhat) hi-def screenshot below.

40 Year old Balvenie in Agents of 'S.H.I.E.L.D.".

Glencallan Spotted in "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

Hakushu Bottle in "Agents of "S.H.I.E.L.D."

The Haig Sighting From "Agents of  S.H.I.E.L.D."

There is a strong possibility that this is actually the same bottle of 40 year old Balvenie from the previous sighting. The same character is drinking it. Guess we'll never know for sure. Also, superheroes and TV shows aren't real.

Monday, 21 August 2017

The SIXTH Scotch Sighting From "How I Met Your Mother"

Yeah that's right. There was another fake scotch in HIMYM and this one is even rarererer. The clip above is from season 7 episode 24 entitled "The Stinson Missle Crisis" and features Robin (Cobie Smulders) drinking the mystery malt known as The Stafford Twin Wood. This bottle has shown up in both Californication and Ray Donovan

You were probably hoping for another Glen McKenna, but until someone tells us which episode it appeared in, we'll all just have to wait and hope and pray that it pops up eventually. Either that or we could carry on with our lives because finding whisky appearances in movies and TV shows isn't really important in the big picture. What with everything going on in the world and whatnot and so on and so forth.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

The FIFTH Scotch Sighting From "How I Met Your Mother"

Now here's one you didn't see coming. Just when you thought there were no more scotch sightings from this series, we come back and slam you across the face with this bad boy. All of the previous appearances from How I met your Mother have featured the fake scotch known as Glen McKenna, which makes this sighting even more special. Believe it or not, this clip from season 5 episode 21 entitled Twin Beds contains an extremely rare sighting of Clyburn 25. Clyburn is yet another fake scotch which has only been featured a few times in the over 6 year history of Scotch Cinema.
Clyburn 15 in "The Dark Knight"

Clyburn (And Other Scotches) in "Rock of Ages"

Clyburn in "The Place Beyond the Pines

The Glen McKenna sightings from HIMYM are the most popular posts on this site. Even though there haven't been any for years, they still manage to drive lots of traffic. Who knows? Perhaps there will be another one soon. Like really soon.

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