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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby caman n dramin » Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:07 pm

Hey Guys,

Just to 'carry on' (sorry bad film pun) whisky spotting in films!!

In the Body Guard With Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner when they retreat to the log cabin in the snow Whitney cracks open a case of Springbank!! A woman with good taste!!

C 'n' D :D
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby LeoDLion » Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:42 pm

I was watching a real 'dumb' movie last weekend called 'Turistas' which is Tourist. A group of young people went to Brazil and got into big trouble in the forest. They found this house and was rummaging for food. This guy found a bottle of single malt and announced, "Hey, I found a bottle of 21 year old scotch.". I could not tell what kind it is. Later on, they were killed by the doctor who wants their organs for transplants. Ugh.
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby LeoDLion » Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:56 pm

We enjoyed a movie called "The Man From Earth". The title character produced a bottle of whisky (I think its JW) for the group to drink. Its quite interesting because the title character is supposed to be a person from the past (way past but I will not tell who he is so to not spoil the movie to others) but him producing a bottle of whisky is quite out of character! I recommend watching this thought provoking movie.
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby laphroaig10_65 » Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:02 pm

Glenfiddich 12 yo: a sequence at the beginning of Sean Penn's "The pledge".
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Jobi » Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:27 pm

Being the intellectual that I am, I was watching The Simpsons movie last night. At one point Bart is drinking whisky out of a mini bottle, and while the label doesn't have any words it has the distinctive red sash of JW Red.
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Postby Ganga » Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:46 am

jimidrammer wrote:In the new Harry Potter "The Goblet Of Fire", while no actual bottle, someone professes to only drink Single Malt Whisky. While the stories are far-fetched, I can't help but like the cinematography and special effects. :)


The dragons only drink single malt whisky.

I read quite a bit. I can't remember which book but in one of the Robert Ludlum thrillers from the 1980s, our hero drinks Springbank. In Michael Chabon's The Final Solution, they drink Glenmorangie 12.

In Malice, Dalmore 12 is delivered to Nicole Kidman's mother. She makes a comment that it is single malt and not blended crap. In Letters from Iwo Jima you can see the familiar red stripe of Red Label. I also saw the familiar red stripe of Red Label in the street bar scene from The Great Escape. I have questioned whether Deckard drank Black Label in Blade Runner because the label is the familiar stripe but the bottl has a bulge at the bottom not seen on Johnny Walker bottles.
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Gov » Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:56 am

I just watched Blade Runner and I also thought Deckard was drinking JWB.
I read Neil Peart's (Rush) book "Ghost Rider" and he refers to drinking The Macallan many times in the book.
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Dscotland » Fri Feb 08, 2008 2:12 am

forgive me if this has been mentioned before,

but in one of the sweeney films jack reagan is kidnapped by some fake police they force him to drink a whole bottle of Johnnie walker after he`s beem in the pub all night then send him out in a car

God Bless Him

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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby lohssanami » Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:41 am

In the movie "Notes on a Scandal" with Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett, they have a bottle of Laphoaig 10 on the table when they were talking over a drink.
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby lohssanami » Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:42 am

lohssanami wrote:In the movie "Notes on a Scandal" with Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett, they have a bottle of Laphoaig 10 on the table when they were talking over a drink.


Doh...spelling mistake. Laphroaig, not Laphoaig.. :headbang:

No edit button for me! :oops:
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Mr Fjeld » Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:45 am

In "The Pledge" which I saw this evening Jack Nicholson/Jerry Black drinks from a bottle of Glenfiddich (12?) .
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Ganga » Sun May 11, 2008 5:58 am

I started watching PS, I Love You (don't ask). Anyway, they repeated focus in on two single malts at the bar: Laphroaig 10 and Oban 14. No other single malts around them.
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Ganga » Mon May 12, 2008 4:44 am

In Iron Man, they open a case to celebrate the weapons test. In the case is an OMC bottling. I didn't get a chance to see if it specified a distillery though.
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby LeoDLion » Mon May 12, 2008 1:26 pm

Ganga wrote:In Iron Man, they open a case to celebrate the weapons test. In the case is an OMC bottling. I didn't get a chance to see if it specified a distillery though.

I saw Iron Man yesterday. In a latter scene, Jeff Bridges went to Robert Downey Jr. office, went to open his scotch decanter and said something like "He always have the good stuff" and proceeded to pour himself a drink and added plenty of ice.
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Ganga » Mon May 12, 2008 3:40 pm

Very good Leo. Actually, if you pay attention both characters drink quite a lot and always on the rocks. It's like an action version of the Big Lebowski with scotch on the rocks substituted for white Russians.
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Newbie » Mon May 12, 2008 3:47 pm

Was watching Anchorman last night and stumbled on to a new way to drink whisky!

"I am going to have 3 fingers of Glenlivet with a little bit of pepper and....

...some cheese"

Bet putting ice in your malt doesn't look so bad now :D
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby lohssanami » Tue May 13, 2008 7:03 am

I watched the 2nd National Treasures movie, and Nick Cage splashes some whisky from a mini of Jura in the scene at Buckingham palace.
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby LeoDLion » Tue May 13, 2008 1:43 pm

Newbie wrote:Was watching Anchorman last night and stumbled on to a new way to drink whisky!

"I am going to have 3 fingers of Glenlivet with a little bit of pepper and....

...some cheese"

Bet putting ice in your malt doesn't look so bad now :D

I hope he did not put the cheese into the whisky glass!
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Ganga » Mon May 19, 2008 6:08 pm

I was flipping through channels last night. A scene from Striking Distance was on. It is the one in which Willis and Parker pull over the boat where they've been drinking. There goes JWB into the river. Wonder what the fish thought about this contamination to the river.
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Reggaeblues » Mon May 19, 2008 7:24 pm

There's a non-specific "single malt" on offer in an episode of The Vicar Of Dibley...and I remember some "dame" in an old American black and white movie being offered a drink.

"Scotch on the rocks? bourbon? single Malt?"

Does anybody else (sad F*** that I am!) find themselves, whenever a "bar" appears in a scene, either on the "box" or at the movies, trying to identify the whiskies in the background???
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby LeoDLion » Mon May 19, 2008 8:45 pm

I was watching a movie called The Water Horse set in WWII but in Loch Ness in Scotland. The sargeant offered somebody a drink and I froze the frame to find out what drink it is. Sad to say it was labeld Brandy.
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Ganga » Mon May 19, 2008 9:27 pm

Reggaeblues wrote:There's a non-specific "single malt" on offer in an episode of The Vicar Of Dibley...and I remember some "dame" in an old American black and white movie being offered a drink.

"Scotch on the rocks? bourbon? single Malt?"

Does anybody else (sad F*** that I am!) find themselves, whenever a "bar" appears in a scene, either on the "box" or at the movies, trying to identify the whiskies in the background???


All the time. For the most part the whiskies are blurred (focal plane or some such), but I can usually identify them based on bottle shapes, colors and labels.
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Reggaeblues » Mon May 19, 2008 9:55 pm

Me too! Sad, innit!

My poor wife casts her eyes to the ceiling as I yell "Look! Lagavulin! Balvenie!" in the middle of some dramatic unravelling...
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Ganga » Tue May 27, 2008 6:53 am

Sorry, not the movies but TV. NCIS had an episode in which they find a bottle of The Macallan 18 at the murder scene. Must have died of sticker shock.
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Bulkington » Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:50 pm

I watched The War Room for the first time last night. Victory bottle of Aberlour sighted. 1964, they say.

Surprised I found this so quickly:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=4NlqGg2WVUA&feature=related
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Bulkington » Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:38 pm

I wonder if this is what they were drinking:

http://www.whisky-online.com/acatalog/info_272.html
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:55 pm

The last film I watched was Charlie Wilson's War.

In it Charlie Wilson(Tom Hanks) is given a bottle of Talisker 12yo as a present from the CIA guy in the film. And it appeared tat they used a nice 1980's period too which I thought was a good touch. He also guzzled some Chivas Regal
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Ganga » Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:00 pm

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:The last film I watched was Charlie Wilson's War.

In it Charlie Wilson(Tom Hanks) is given a bottle of Talisker 12yo as a present from the CIA guy in the film. And it appeared tat they used a nice 1980's period too which I thought was a good touch. He also guzzled some Chivas Regal


I've heard stories of the Tali 12 yo. Supposed to be some right good stuff.
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:23 pm

Ganga wrote:
irishwhiskeychaser wrote:The last film I watched was Charlie Wilson's War.

In it Charlie Wilson(Tom Hanks) is given a bottle of Talisker 12yo as a present from the CIA guy in the film. And it appeared tat they used a nice 1980's period too which I thought was a good touch. He also guzzled some Chivas Regal


I've heard stories of the Tali 12 yo. Supposed to be some right good stuff.


Yes I wouldnot mind having one myself ....

I nearly dropped when I saw it and then realised I watching a film :oops: :lol:
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Ganga » Mon Jun 30, 2008 4:56 pm

Ganga wrote:
irishwhiskeychaser wrote:The last film I watched was Charlie Wilson's War.

In it Charlie Wilson(Tom Hanks) is given a bottle of Talisker 12yo as a present from the CIA guy in the film. And it appeared tat they used a nice 1980's period too which I thought was a good touch. He also guzzled some Chivas Regal


I've heard stories of the Tali 12 yo. Supposed to be some right good stuff.


I watched Charlie Wilson's War last night. The actors specify Talisker. You can see on the label that it is a 12 yo but I couldn't read the label to see Talisker. It's a green bottle with a tax seal.
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby chriskelly87 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:47 pm

Hello
In the case of iron man Douglas Laing made a big deal of advertising in their trade file we get in the shop saying that there would be another film with OMC in it later this year.

Ohh and Angelina Jolie drinks Johnnie walker red in Mr. and Mrs Smith.
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Ganga » Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:08 am

DL didn't bother to mention which bottle it was?

Honey and I have been watching Grosse Point Blank. The ever intrepid hitman at his high school reunion pours Glenlivet (likely the 12) over his father's grave.
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Di Blasi » Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:34 pm

Ganga wrote:DL didn't bother to mention which bottle it was?

Honey and I have been watching Grosse Point Blank. The ever intrepid hitman at his high school reunion pours Glenlivet (likely the 12) over his father's grave.

What a great movie that is, I remember how much I enjoyed seeing it years back!
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Gov » Thu Jul 10, 2008 5:39 am

Di Blasi wrote:
Ganga wrote:DL didn't bother to mention which bottle it was?

Honey and I have been watching Grosse Point Blank. The ever intrepid hitman at his high school reunion pours Glenlivet (likely the 12) over his father's grave.

What a great movie that is, I remember how much I enjoyed seeing it years back!


Yes, it is very underrated I think!
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Jimmy321 » Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:51 pm

Not in the movies, but in 'Still game' a Scottish comdey show. Theres a few in Nadeem's shop behind the counter, ones that stand out are Macallan and 17yo Ardbeg. They are also some in Victors house.
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