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

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"

Friday, 3 March 2017

Why is There a Fake Scotch in "Ray Donovan"?

Why why WHY?  There have been more real scotch sightings in Showtime's "Ray Donovan" Than nearly any other series on television.  Yet for some reason this scene from the end of season 1 episode 9 features a bottle of something called The Stafford Twin Wood 12 year old single malt scotch.  The Stafford is, of course, 100% fake and has never appeared in any other show or film.  Or perhaps it has....

Stay tuned for tomorrow's post.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Ray Donovan Swallows Some Black Label

So there seems to be no end in sight when it comes to the "Ray Donovan" scotch sightings.  This Black Label appearance is from season 1 episode 10.  Somebody just sent me a hot tip about an overlooked Balvenie appearance from the previous episode as well.  More on this story as it develops.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

MACALLAN MONTH: Daniel Craig Demonstrates How NOT to Drink Macallan in "Layer Cake"

Hope y'all enjoyed our month of Macallan sightings.  Let us know what whisky you'd like to see more sightings from in the future.  There's likely enough Glenlivet, Black Label, and Glenfiddich out there to fill the rest of 2017.

If you're a fan of gangster movies and you haven't seen "Layer Cake" then you oughta be ashamed of yourself.  This 2004 flick really packs a punch.  Great directing by Matthew Vaughn (who also directed Kick-Ass) and awesome acting by James Bond himself.

There is a Macallan sighting at the 1:00:50 mark which you can watch below.  Daniel Craig (whose character doesn't have a name) needs some help coming to terms with the fact that he just committed his first murder.  He decides to pulverize some recreational pharmaceuticals and washes 'em down with a bottle of Macallan.  What a waste of perfectly good scotch.

Monday, 27 February 2017

MACALLAN MONTH: Olivia Wilde Ordering Macallan 25 in "The Change Up"

This was actually Scotch Cinema's first MacAllan 25 sighting.  It was originally posted way back in 2011.  This one takes place at the 1:18:35 mark in the film and the scene features Olivia Wilde and Ryan Reynolds.  The film itself was actually funnier than expected considering the poor reviews it initially received.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

MACALLAN MONTH: Macallan 25 in "Forever"

Here is the one and only scotch sighting from the short-lived ABC series "Forever".  Although it was considered one of the networks best new shows of the 2015 season, it was cancelled due to less than stellar ratings.  Oh well, At least we got this scene featuring a Macallan 25.

Saturday, 25 February 2017

MACALLAN MONTH: Macallan 18 in "Suits"

This scene is so great that it could practically be used as a Macallan commercial.  Except for the whole headstone thing of course.  I suppose nobody wants their product associated with the grim spectre of death.

The clip below is from episode eight of season two entitled  "Rewind".  It's also very similar to this Glenlivet scene from Grosse Pointe Blank by the way.