Single Malts in the Movies

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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby rogerdodger » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:43 pm

jazz lover wrote:My wife went to watch Morning Glory. She told me about them
drinking Bruichladdich 40. No Kidding.


Harrison Ford pulls put a bottle and delivers the best line of the film:

"This is a bottle of 40-year-old Bruichladdich. I only drink this when I'm feeling suicidal!"

Enjoyable film, but I'm guessing the whisky was more enjoyable!

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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby johan brugge » Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:18 am

Just watched 'Edison' with Justin Timberlake. Morgan Freeman poured himself a Balvenie. I couldn't see which edition thoug. Now I'm watching 'Oxygen' and there it's Cutty Sark that a police inspector is drinking.

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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby dramtastic » Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:57 am

While watching School Ties, Matt Damon orders a scotch and soda and one of the alumni says, no Dewars and soda, like it's the pinnacle of the whisky drinking experience.

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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby scotchdrinker » Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:32 pm

Ganga wrote:Hm, I couldn't tell but Fairly Legal featured "a great scotch". Bottle shape would indicate Springbank/Longrow or Balvenie. Label was somewhat indistinct and creamy colored so if it was Springbank it was one of the single cask bottlings.



I saw that too but could not figure out what it was either.

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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Drammed » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:57 pm

johan brugge wrote:I'm watching 'Constantine' at this very moment and I've seen Keanu Reeves pour himself a dram of Ardbeg Ten. Yeah, right on!! :iwbrnt:


i love it when he finishes that glass and traps the spider saying "welcome to my world." smokey whiskey and about 6 cartons of cigs, lol.

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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Lefty » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:42 pm

OK, not a film but...

The West Wing has a few whisky references.

When Leo (John Spencer) was labour secretary he had a thing for JW Blue.

During the election campaign in series 7, the Santos staff are all in a bar and they have a bottle of Glenlivet (12yo I think).

Toby and Lord John Marbury shuffle away from the White House to find a Lagavulin, described, to my great annoyance, as an Is-Lay malt!

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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby LeoDLion » Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:35 pm

Tom Selleck made a series of movies as Jesse Stone, a policeman working in a small town called Paradise. He buys a bottle of JW Red, perhaps everyday and brings it home in a brown paper bag. He lives by himeself with a quiet dog. Must really be paradise!

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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Jobi » Thu May 12, 2011 5:27 am

In Greenberg it looks like Ben Stller pours a Laphroag 25.

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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby malthound » Mon May 16, 2011 5:45 pm

Bottle of Glenlivet featured in The West Wing (Series 7).

Not a movie I know but I love The West Wing!

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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby johan brugge » Thu May 19, 2011 5:09 pm

JW Red in 'Screamers'. Terrible movie and according whisky. Sorry to all JWR lovers.

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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby johan brugge » Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:16 pm

The Balvenie ( not sure which edition but I think it was the 10yo) in 'The Day After Tomorrow'.

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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby johan brugge » Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:19 pm

Black and White in Dolores Claiborne.

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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby jeffolk » Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:33 pm

Just getting into the whole whiskey passion, I doubt I would even pay attention to any labels on bottles in movies, except when they are like "in your face" kind of product placement thing.

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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Nu2Whisky » Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:38 pm

les taylor wrote:
Jobi wrote:
lockejn wrote:In last week's Burn Notice ("Noble Causes") there was a pour of Glendronach (or Glendullan? I don't remember now) though strangely they referred to it as Dalmore.


I saw that too. I paused on the shot and the bottle said Glencallan. I don't remember the reference to Dalmore, though.



Jobi the characters name was Dal. As he poured for his guest, the guest said " Dal, more." :)


In the latest episode of Burn Notice Season 5 Episode 17, 29 minutes in, I saw this bottle they used (apparently its made its appearance before) and it said GlenCallan.
Upon trying to find it, here what I discovered:-

http://www.scotchcinema.com/2011/07/gle ... -burn.html


:oops:

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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby dramtastic » Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:52 am

In a movie called Chloe Liam Neesons character drinks and enjoys a Laphroaig of some kind

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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby lawschooldrunk » Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:04 pm

water for elephants- laphroaig in first and last scene. can't tell the age statement.

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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby duende » Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:18 pm

In Malice, the great Anne Bankroft is drinking Dalmore 12 and she states:

"Blended whisky is crap no matter what colour the label is".
That statement, directed obviosly at Johnny Walker's range, is so true.

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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Jobi » Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:54 am

A recent episode of "30 Rock" featured a bottle of Glenmuckle Bairndavis, though the neck of the bottle had a familiar looking "Est 1824" imprinted on the glass.

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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby johan brugge » Fri May 04, 2012 11:39 am

Oban 14yo in 'Butterfly on a wheel'.

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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby deepbluereason » Wed May 16, 2012 5:09 am

Jobi wrote:A recent episode of "30 Rock" featured a bottle of Glenmuckle Bairndavis, though the neck of the bottle had a familiar looking "Est 1824" imprinted on the glass.


JW Black and Jameson make regular cameos on that show as well. I still remember being exasperated when Jack poured Liz a glass from what looked pretty obviously like a bottle of Jameson and she called it scotch...

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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby cavalier66 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:58 pm

The Macallan 50 Year Old is apparently Bond's favorite in Skyfall. (Wonder how much that cost Macallan...)

Great film BTW (so longs as you like Bonds)

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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby whiskgeek » Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:34 am

Any single malts sighted in The Hobbit?

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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby scotch_noob » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:46 pm

Ganga wrote:NCIS: LA - "greatest whisky....." Shows statement. Bottle looked like a Lagavulin (labels were placed in the same place with the same shape) but the bottle was clear. 18 not 16 and stated "Islay Single Malt Whiskey" Yup, a mistake in the photoshop.


Yupp, noticed that too!!
Hetty says it's the best scotch ever made.

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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby scotch_noob » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:49 pm

dramtastic wrote:In a movie called Chloe Liam Neesons character drinks and enjoys a Laphroaig of some kind


I remember. He takes a sip, and calls it 'Nectar'.

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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Jobi » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:14 pm

The TV show Brooklyn 99 features a bottle labeled 'Old Crow Crotch'. Can't seem to find it on shelves anywhere...

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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby peergynt323 » Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:55 am

Don't know if these have been mentioned yet.

I was really impressed with the authentic old fashioned Talisker bottle that was gifted to Tom Hanks' character in Charlie Wilson's War. Impressed and jealous. I want one.

Also, I remember distinctly in Ocean's Twelve when the Chinese acrobat character is fighting with his girlfriend, there are a grip of liquor bottles on the bar, and among them is a bottle of Ardbeg. Good choice.

For "How I Met Your Mother", the single malt they often order is called "Glen McKenna", but the writers admitted to being fans of Macallan.

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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby peergynt323 » Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:31 am

cavalier66 wrote:The Macallan 50 Year Old is apparently Bond's favorite in Skyfall. (Wonder how much that cost Macallan...)

Great film BTW (so longs as you like Bonds)


It is a great film for sure -- wish I could have partaken in the sampling of the actual whisky with them.

On a distantly related topic, the James Bond of Ian Fleming's novels preferred Black & White, but also drank Haig & Haig and especially Pinch/Dimple in later novels. I don't believe that there were many single malts bottled in the late 50s/early 60s.

Contrary to popular notion, the literary Bond preferred whisky over martinis.

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Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Postby Plan-B » Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:29 pm

Anyone watch HBO's True Detective? Vince Vaughn's character in season 2 seems obsessed with JW Blue. There've been two scenes so far where he'll pour a glass, take a sip and then walk away from it. I'll scream at the TV "what the hell are you doing??" and my gf will just look at me and roll her eyes.


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