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"