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.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

MACALLAN MONTH: Ordering a Macallan 25 in "Suits"

This one aired way back in 2013.  The Macallan 25 mention is from the final episode of season 2.  In the latest scene Louis (Rick Hoffman) orders himself a 25 year old Macallan.  The clip itself is rather short but I couldn't let it go since I'm such a sucker for Macallan.

Louis actually gets insulted for ordering this drink.  How insane is that?  Pretty hard to come up with a manlier or more sophisticated drink than a (neat) Macallan 25.  Ok, I'd better slow down before I run out and take the writers of Suits hostage.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Someone Spiked Adam Levine's Whisky in the New Maroon 5 "Cold" Video

It is always great to see a well-made, well-conceptualized music video nowadays.  The latest video for the new Maroon 5 track "Cold" is a welcome change from the lazy, rushed, low budget clips which have permeated the industry over the last decade and a half.

The short clip above shows a white-haired Levine ordering up a whisky while looking like a total badass, only to have it spiked with some unknown psychedelic by an unknown perpetrator.  Watch the full clip below to see the madness and hilarity which follows.  Remind me never to accept an invitation to a party at Future's crib.

MACALLAN MONTH: The Macallan in Lalique

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

MACALLAN MONTH: Every Macallan Sighting From "Skyfall"

I had to do a bit of shabby editing in order to avoid any spoilers, but ALL FOUR Macallan sightings are now compiled in the video below. This is definitely the first appearance of a 50 year old Macallan on film.  The closest we've had in the past was this 25 year old sighting a few months back.  Click here and here to check out the previous scotch scenes featuring Daniel Craig in other films.  I've also included a few screenshots and some great Skyfall artwork below.

Monday, 13 February 2017

How Many Whiskies Can You Spot in "P.S. I Love You"?

Check out this short clip from the 2007 film "PS I Love You".  We were able to spot quite a few bottles (Jameson being the most prominent) at the bar during a memorial service.  Can anyone name the bottle to the left of the Laphroaig?  Let us know in the comments.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Johnnie Walker Red Label in "The Blair Witch Project"

If you've never actually watched "The Blair Witch Project" you may be surprised to discover that it actually does look that bad.  The clip above is not from a flashback scene or a bit of alternative film formatting used for dramatic effect in a cut scene.  The entire film looks like this with the exception of the scenes which are shot in black and white.  That being said, I saw "The Blair Witch Project" in the theatre twice back in 1999 and it scared the bejeezus out of me both times.

The Red Label bottle shows up 11 minutes into the film when the documentary crew are in their hotel room getting ready to go search for the Blair Witch.  Check out the trailer for the 2016 sequel below.  Back to The Macallan sightings on Monday.  Promise.

Friday, 10 February 2017

MACALLAN MONTH: Who Noticed the Macallan Mention "Arrested Development"?

Well that only took nine years.  I can officially say that I have seen every episode of "Arrested Development" and there IS a scotch sighting.  Well, to be honest it's more of a mention than a sighting, but I'll take it.  If you have finished watching the final season then you are probably left dumbfounded and wanting more.  I'm seriously considering starting it over again because I have so many questions.  Questions like "What happened to Lucille 2?",  "What was Barry Zuckerkorn on trial for which involved a highschool?", and most importantly "Her?"

In this scene from the Maeby episode (aka "Senoritis*) we see Maeby order a Macallan 12 at around the 13 minute mark.  I would've thought GOB or Lucille 1 would be the Single Malt fan in the family.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

MACALLAN MONTH: A Quick Macallan Sighting From HBO's True Detective

Here's the brief shot of Macallan 12 from the first season of "True Detective".  I've bribed enough law enforcement types in my time to know that one can never go wrong with this bottle.  Though depending on the severity of the favor you're asking, you might want to spring for the 18. The clip above is from around the 30 minute mark in season 1 episode 7 episode titled "After You've Gone".

Johnnie Walker Black Label Spotted in "True Detective"

Every Johnnie Walker Blue Label Sighting in "True Detective"

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

MACALLAN MONTH: Uma Thurman Sippin' Macallan in "Be Cool"

This 2005 sequel to "Get Shorty" finds loan shark turned movie producer Chili Palmer (John Travolta) branching out into the music industry.

The Macallan bottle appears so briefly in this scene (which begins at the 14:24 mark) that I had to pause the blu-ray to make certain it actually WAS the famous Speysider bottle on the table.

John Travolta Drinks McCleary's Scotch in "Pulp Fiction"
As per the rules of this site we typically wouldn't post a scotch sighting unless someone is actually drinking the scotch in question.  It would be a waste of everyone's time if, for example, we posted a clip of a bottle in a bar over some actor's shoulder.  However considering the fact that Edie (Uma Thurman) is clearly sipping a brown liquor consistent with the color of Macallan,  we'll let it slide and bend the rules just this once.  You'll see why when you watch the video.

I think Aerosmith fans might enjoy this scene as well...

Monday, 6 February 2017

MACALLAN MONTH: Richard Gere and a Macallan 25 in "Arbitrage"

What you're about to witness is our first ever 25 year old Macallan sighting.  It takes place about 20 minutes into the 2012 film "Arbitrage" when Robert Miller (Richard Gere) pours himself a late-night dram to unwind after a stressful day at the office.  Lots more Macallan appearances to come throughout the month of February.