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Re: Irish Whiskey in the movies/tv

Postby Pudge72 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:21 pm

Started watching "Copper", on Showcase here in Canada, on Sunday. It is a police drama set in the Five Points slums of New York City in 1864. The show focuses on an Irish American (I think the dialogue implied that he came over to the US as a young child) detective by the name of Corcoran who appears to be one of the law-abiding cops of that time period. It's focus is split between crime fighting and the ongoing bribery and other general skullduggery going on within elite society at that time, as it pertained to the "management and re-development" (i.e. how to make the most money) of the slums of New York at that time.

No, Daniel Day Lewis and Leo DiCaprio do not make a cameo in this show (they died the previous year in "Gangs of New York").

Whiskey is the primary drink of choice throughout the first two episodes, though with no brand specific references. I would also think that it would be a safer drink of choice than regular water, given the lack of sanitation in most of NYC during that time period.
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Re: Irish Whiskey in the movies/tv

Postby shanel23 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:56 pm

Mentioned earlier by another poster about Jameson in Sons of Anarchy - In season 3 there are some episodes shot in Belfast where Powers features in some scenes being drunk by O'Farrel ( the IRA arms dealer ) - also in the clubhouse are some nice shots of whiskey mirrors - interestingly with both whisky and whiskey featured .
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Re: Irish Whiskey in the movies/tv

Postby varizoltan » Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:24 pm

just watching the Garda,

the young lads drinking Lidl's Dundalgan Irish whiskey
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Re: Irish Whiskey in the movies/tv

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:38 am

I was watching Good Will Hunting earlier, a favourite of mine, I seen Sean McGuire (Robin William) drinking Bushmills after his first meeting with Will. I think it was more the Irish stereotype than product placement.
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Re: Irish Whiskey in the movies/tv

Postby Bradhenry » Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:33 am

When i watch movies i love whiskey at this time. Because whiskey is full of entertainment.
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Re: Irish Whiskey in the movies/tv

Postby damienmcguigan » Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:40 pm

2nd Episode in the new series of Dexter has Quinn pouring a measure of Jamesons's
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Re: Irish Whiskey in the movies/tv

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:32 am

I was watching NCIS earlier and noticed Jameson on the shelf in the Director Vance's office.
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Re: Irish Whiskey in the movies/tv

Postby varizoltan » Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:54 am

Happiness is having a rare steak,a bottle of whiskey, and a dog to eat the rare steak!!!
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Re: Irish Whiskey in the movies/tv

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:19 pm

I just seen Emerdale Farm for the first time in years and seen they have Tullamore DEW on optic. I was surprised that Jameson hadn't availed of the product placement opportunity. Then I used sky plus and rewound and spotted a Redbreast lurking in the background.
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Re: Irish Whiskey in the movies/tv

Postby IrishWhiskeyChaser » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:19 pm

Saw Jameson in the Irish series RAW. In all shots of any of the characters talking at the bar no matter what angle it was visible.
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Re: Irish Whiskey in the movies/tv

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:54 pm

Tonight's movie on RTE 2 "The Town"
The local bank robbers drinking Jameson by the neck, they are meant to be Boston Irish of course.
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Re: Irish Whiskey in the movies/tv

Postby matt » Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:11 am

Have a good laugh lad`s....
The priest with the Jameson!

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Re: Irish Whiskey in the movies/tv

Postby IrishintheUSA » Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:45 pm

If you have not watched HBOs "The Wire", youre truly missing out. Amazing show. They did 5 seasons. It is about a Narcotics/Homocide unit in the Baltimore Police Department. The main character, McNulty, is an Irish-American detective that can been seen drinking Jameson in almost every episode throughout the entire series. There is one fantastic scene involving McNulty and an open bar...

McNulty: Jameson's, please.
Bartender: Bushmills alright?
McNulty: Bushmills?! That's Protestant whisky...
Bartender(glibly): The price is right, ain't it?
McNulty: ....Make it neat.

If you can find the clip on youtube, its pretty funny. I suggest watching the entire series though, its a fantastic series.
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Re: Irish Whiskey in the movies/tv

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:09 am

I've just watched episodes of "The Newsroom" and "Ray Donovan" , both are very entertaining. Jameson features in both. I expect it in Ray Donovan but noticed they have the principle female lead drinking it in The Newsroom.

Just as I'm writing I'm looking at an earlier recording of "Hardy Bucks" and the viper is necking a Jameson 1 ltr bottle. Probably not a great advertising.
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Re: Irish Whiskey in the movies/tv

Postby IrishWhiskeyChaser » Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:46 pm

Just started watching the Kevin Spacey political series "House of Cards".

In the very first episode near the end (Circa 50mins) there is the Presidents inauguration ball or something like that and as he briefly chats to another politician at the bar we get a side shot of Jameson Gold.

Nice to see more up market versions of the Jameson Brand knocking around our screens ;)
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Re: Irish Whiskey in the movies/tv

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:44 pm

Watching Righteous Kill. Spider reaching for he Jammie.
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Re: Irish Whiskey in the movies/tv

Postby IrishWhiskeyChaser » Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:52 pm

Watch the "The Sons of Anarchy" series currently. A bit wooden at times and cliché'd but giving it a go to see where it goes. Anyway there is an IRA interest in Season 2 and on episode 8 we see a bottle of Black Bush in a White Nazi's house of all places and then an in you face shot of Powers Gold blend in front of an IRA arms smugglers face as he gets a bullet removed from his behind :roll: :x


Seen bushmills in a good few things but Good to see the Powers instead of the usual Jameson for a change.
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Re: Irish Whiskey in the movies/tv

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:51 am

Watching the Butcher Boy. Power's appears regularly but it's from the wrong decade. It's meant to be set in the early 60's but it's the screw cap blend from the 80's or 90's that's used.
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Re: Irish Whiskey in the movies/tv

Postby Stephen » Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:13 pm

I would hazard a guess that you are one of the very few people that would notice that fact .... :salut:
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Re: Irish Whiskey in the movies/tv

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:40 am

I watch Veronica Guerin last night. At the scene when she's murdered, the a shot of John Gilligan clutching a Jameson while sitting partially comatose on a sofa. There is effort to hide the identity of it.
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Re: Irish Whiskey in the movies/tv

Postby Anjinsan » Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:52 pm

Hi all,

Seem to remember that there were crates of Jameson being unloaded at the docks in 'On the waterfront' which you probably all know from Marlon Brando's famous role in it as Terry - 'I coulda been somebody, I coulda been a contender!' and all that. This is going back a bit alright...

Was watching 'Broken City' the other night (stars Russell Crowe and Mark Wahlberg), not a great movie but I think I remember MW calling for Jameson in a bar?

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Re: Irish Whiskey in the movies/tv

Postby IrishWhiskeyChaser » Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:51 pm

Anjinsan wrote:Hi all,

Seem to remember that there were crates of Jameson being unloaded at the docks in 'On the waterfront' which you probably all know from Marlon Brando's famous role in it as Terry - 'I coulda been somebody, I coulda been a contender!' and all that. This is going back a bit alright...



Your spot on I just could not remember the films name ... :scratch:

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Re: Irish Whiskey in the movies/tv

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:04 am

I'm watching Broken City with Mark Wahlberg & Russell Crowe. Jameson played a large part in the movie.
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Re: Irish Whiskey in the movies/tv

Postby Henni » Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:07 pm

At the funeral in "P.S. I love you" they raise the glass with Jameson
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Re: Irish Whiskey in the movies/tv

Postby IrishWhiskeyChaser » Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:51 pm

In the series Peaky Blinders they use a period bottle of Bushmills regularly.
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