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.
Pure Pot Head