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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Kim » Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:44 pm

In 'The New Avengers' episode 'Obsession' a very young Martin Shaw gets an army general blind drunk by forcing a large amount of J&B down his throat.
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby evanstonwhisky » Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:21 pm

Kim wrote:In 'The New Avengers' episode 'Obsession' a very young Martin Shaw gets an army general blind drunk by forcing a large amount of J&B down his throat.


J&B is suprisingly drinkable......
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby blacksabb » Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:31 am

Does anyone mind if I broaden this thread (for the purposes of my post) to spirits?

I was watching an old James Bond movie with Sean Connery. I'm sorry, but I just can't remember the exact one now. And James Bond is at this health retreat. He walks into a room where he is met by this beautiful (of course) woman who tells him of his exercise and diet regime, including things like wheatgrass and colonic treatments.

James Bond is not impressed with the health foods and drinks and then opens his briefcase and proudly displays his wares to this woman. It includes cheeses and caviars-and you can clearly see a bottle of Absolut Vodka in the corner!

Btw, the woman looks at all this yummy unhealthy staff like a dog looking at a butchers window. And James Bond entices her to start sampling some.

Yep, the morale of the story is that cheeses and caviars beats wheatgrass, and spirits down the throat are better than liquids shoved up your bum! :shock:
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Kim » Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:57 pm

blacksabb wrote:I was watching an old James Bond movie with Sean Connery. I'm sorry, but I just can't remember the exact one now. And James Bond is at this health retreat. He walks into a room where he is met by this beautiful (of course) woman who tells him of his exercise and diet regime, including things like wheatgrass and colonic treatments.

Sounds very much like 'Thunderball'.
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Ganga » Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:02 am

NCIS, the CIA guy was sipping Macallan 18 from a flask or so he said.
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Kim » Sat May 09, 2009 12:00 am

A bit of channel surfing just now brought me to 'Mad Men' where Pete, in his office, pours himself a dram of whatever Glenlivet was available in the early '60s.
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby dramtastic » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:58 am

Probably been posted already but in Charlie Wilsons War, Philip Seymour Hoffmans CIA character gives politician Tom Hanks a bugged bottle of Talisker 12.
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby dramtastic » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:59 am

Oh and Tom Hanks is also seen drinking Chivas 12 in the bath after giving Julie Roberts a right rogering.
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby scotchdrinker » Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:25 pm

I was watching Two and a Half Men the other night. And there was an episode from the first Season where Charlie has his mens support group and they are smoking cigars and drinking single Malt.

It looks like there were a few Malts they were drinking. Not sure on all of them. But I think they had,
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Macallan

If anyone else has seen that episode and has other insight please let me know.
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby les taylor » Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:02 pm

In Ashes to Ashes this week Gene Hunt was drinking Jacobite. :shock:
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Beist » Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:52 pm

Okay, this one is not about Single Malts but whisky anyways....

In Frasier episode Niles and Frasier are simultaneously chasing after ladies Poppy and Regan and when they fail, they end up comforting themselves with a whisky. Niles orders "two bourbons" but bar tender takes Jack Daniels bottle and pours the drinks. :o
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby wolpertinger » Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:31 pm

Second Sight - with Clive Owen. The film is not very famous - but really worth seeing.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0187489/

Imagine my surprise when Clive gets served a dram of.....

Loch Dhu :yuk:

Well at least it was the bottle - the liquor in his glas was much to light to be that dreadful stuff.
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby laphroaig10_65 » Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:30 am

In "Män som hatar kvinnor" (Men who hate women), a bottle of Bushmills 21 yo is drunk.
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Caledonia » Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:10 am

Probably been said before but saw it again last night

Constantine - Keanu drinking Ardbeg
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby scotchdrinker » Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:52 pm

In Ironman Robert Downey Jr. is drinking an "Old Malt Cask" not sure which one but yeah.
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Ganga » Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:54 pm

OMC Laphroaig 17, 1987.

Weeds features Glenfiddich 12.
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby scotchdrinker » Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:59 pm

Ganga wrote:OMC Laphroaig 17, 1987.


Thanks for that Richard. It was bugging me what it was. How did you know what it was, its hard to tell in the movie??
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Ganga » Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:04 pm

Blu-ray, step function and lots of patience. :mrgreen:
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby scotchdrinker » Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:59 pm

Ganga wrote:Blu-ray, step function and lots of patience. :mrgreen:


Now I understand. :shock: Thank you
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby ClubSmed » Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:08 am

Glenmorangie 10 (not the new bottling of Original) in Two and a Half Men (not a film but on TV)
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Kim » Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:30 pm

Watched a third season episode of The X-Files today, 'The Walk'. The cupboard behind General Callahan's desk contained a bottle of Glenfiddich that put in two appearances.
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Kim » Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:42 pm

Not entirely clear what Gloria (Celia Imrie) was drinking in tonight's episode of 'Kingdom', but it looked very much like a bottle of Talisker 10yo.
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby borgom » Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:09 am

ClubSmed wrote:Glenmorangie 10 (not the new bottling of Original) in Two and a Half Men (not a film but on TV)

I've noticed they often have single malts on Two and a Half Men, someone on that set must actually be a malt drinker.
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby AdamMY » Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:20 am

I wonder if Charlie Sheen is a malt drinker, as he's the one always featured drinking it on the show, perhaps he insists they get these bottles for filming so he can partake? I haven't paid attention but are the bottles always within a certain price range? It could just be because his carachter is supposed to enjoy SMS's that they are cycling through the bottles in a certain price range.

Either way the shows good for a laugh now and then.
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby borgom » Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:29 am

AdamMY wrote:I haven't paid attention but are the bottles always within a certain price range?

They seem to be, I've noticed Dalwhinnie 15, Talisker 10, Glenmo 10 and I think a finished Glenmo too.
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Whiskytaster » Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:40 pm

Good to see so many SM's on screen, my favourite is the one which started this thread, Constantine - excellent film !! and the Ardbeg is a great dram !!
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby dramtastic » Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:36 am

Glenfiddich 15 or 18, Dexter series 3 Ep7.
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Ganga » Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:15 pm

In Highlander, MacLeod orders "Glenmoran". Makes you wonder.
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Kim » Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:58 pm

In The X-Files episode Avatar, Skinner reaches for a bottle of J&B after having been framed for murdering a prostitute (Amanda Tapping, pre-Stargate fame).
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby shoganai » Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:44 am

kyorke1 wrote:I think the Dark Knight had a bottle of Speyburn in it. This was the chosen bottle of an actor just after he just received the news he was to be the next murder victim. Of all the whiskies in the world! :lol:


It looks like a bottle of Speyburn, but the label actually says Clyburn 15. Difficult to see without freezeframe.
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby LeoDLion » Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:19 pm

I watched a recent movie named Knowing with Nicolas Cage. In the movie, Cage was drinking which I believe is whisky and he drank a lot of it in the movie. The bottle was prominently displayed as Samuel Coleburn. I googled and I found a whisky named Colburn but also sometimes referred to as Coleburn. But have'nt found one with the exact name Samuel Colburn. Anybody have any idea?
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Death by Whiskey! (In a movie)

Postby Pure Pot Head » Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:34 pm

Hi there, I stumbled across you're post with some interest as I too enjoy brand watching! Don't know if you saw Charlie wilson's War but there was Chivas all over it, almost to the point of ridiculousness, clearly the brand owner had paid for it. I tend to zone in on Irish Whiskies more as sightings are more rare, mainly Jameson. Some good examples are Jameson in State of Play with Russell Crowe where he offers the felame lead a glass of 'Irish wine' which is what Peter the Great used to call it, Milk with Sean Penn, Righteous Kill with AL PAcino, De Niro and 50 cent, most episodes of the Wire with The Glenlivet making an honourary appearance, most episodes of Madmen. Colin Farell orders a bottle of Jameson for his girlfriend in Phone Booth and on a note calls it some '"Some Irish Stew." Jack Nicolson orders a Jameson and Soda 'wash back' in 'As Good as it Gets." addressing the bartender with the imortal line, 'here I am talking to a moron selling the last legally available drug." Two soldiers share a bottle of Jameson in GI Jane. If you look at the scene in Trading Places where the two old guys make the deal, check out the back of the magazine one is reading, it's an old Jameson advert.
My favourite has to 'On The Waterfront," that old Oscar winning movie with Marlon Brando where they're unloading a shipment of Jameson (with the old boxes featuring the barrelman logo) from a ship. A pallet falls on one of the guys, possibly the only scene of death by whiskey in a movie!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gdgEp7u ... re=related

Later there is an intense argument in a workmans hut with a bottle of Paddy of all things sitting in the middle of the table.
If anyone else out there knows of other appearances by Jameson or other Irish whiskies I'd love to hear about them.

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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Ganga » Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:00 am

Wasn't single malt but they drink the Pinch in Tunnel of Love.
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby scotchdrinker » Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:41 pm

I am not sure what it was but I am sure it was whisky in The Big Bounce
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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Kim » Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:47 pm

Whenever there was drinking to be done in Dario Argento's "Bird With The Crystal Plumage", which I watched on DVD last night, a bottle of J&B was prominently on display.
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