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mrgood
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 31-10-2018 at 17:34 pm

What are some good pairings of whiskies and movies?

The General News thread went on a tangent with this and it's a such a good idea I think it needs a thread all its own.   

The one in the General News started with a horror theme (and gotta give credit where credit's due...  https://scotchwhisky.com/magazine/culture/21379/the-ultimate-horror-film-and-whisky-pairings/ ) but we can branch into any genre.

mrgood
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 31-10-2018 at 17:37 pm

For Horror, I'd go with...

Zombie (or "Zombi 2", if you prefer to go by its original Italian title) from 1979. Nothing against the late great George Romero, but Fulci's Zombie is in my opinion the greatest implementation of the zombie theme ever created.  So many brilliant scenes (and all done with real practical effects, no CGI cheating in this one).   Shark!!  happy

I'd pair it with Lagavulin 16 with it's earthy tones, particularly during the shallow-grave scene when zombies start coming up out of the ground.

  Edited on 31-10-2018 at 17:39 pm
VaryingViewpoint
Moderator Moderator
Posted on 31-10-2018 at 17:48 pm

Halloween eve Near Dark (1987) with an Octomore 7.4 and Halloween day HÄXAN (1922) [Swedish Film Institute print] FULL MOVIE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkXlXc0lA9c Bruichladdich Black Art 04.1 

One life... Drink it well
VaryingViewpoint
Moderator Moderator
Posted on 31-10-2018 at 17:56 pm

mrgood wrote:

For Horror, I'd go with...

Zombie (or "Zombi 2", if you prefer to go by its original Italian title) from 1979. Nothing against the late great George Romero, but Fulci's Zombie is in my opinion the greatest implementation of the zombie theme ever created.  So many brilliant scenes (and all done with real practical effects, no CGI cheating in this one).   Shark!!  happy

I'd pair it with Lagavulin 16 with it's earthy tones, particularly during the shallow-grave scene when zombies start coming up out of the ground.

Couldn't agree more mrgood! Fulci's Zombie is hard to put into words on how great that movie is. There is something very unique, authentic and primal about Italian horror moves from the 70s. 


One life... Drink it well
karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 31-10-2018 at 19:17 pm

Bring me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974) This was made when Sam Peckinpah was a full blown alcoholic genius. The film is hot sweaty, dirty and violent. I actually watched this while drinking a few generous shots of Wild Turkey Rare Breed. A perfect match. 

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 31-10-2018 at 22:02 pm

Seen as it's Halloween tonight It's The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and a couple of glasses of 'As We Get It' Highland. I think this is what the good doctor said to his creation about his bride. happy 

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
mrgood
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 31-10-2018 at 22:17 pm

The Exorcist & Loch Dhu, because...


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karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 31-10-2018 at 22:41 pm
mrgood wrote:

The Exorcist & Loch Dhu, because...


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Ha ha ha that's hilarious  happy 

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
Ganga
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 01-11-2018 at 00:44 am

Some kind of cheap American whisky, corn dodgers and True Grit (1969).  

Ganga
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 02-11-2018 at 04:27 am

Aberlour A'bunadh and any Xmas film.  happy

mrgood
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 06-11-2018 at 17:10 pm

In honour of Remembrance Day and the poppy on my lapel...


The Longest Day and a young Kilchoman Vintage with it's power and over-the-top smoke.

Apocalypse Now and Laphroaig Quarter Cask... I love the smell of napalm in the morning.


(I've been watching the old Laurence-Olivier-narrated documentary The World at War lately.  Disturbing and terrifying in equal measure.  Would war have made me into a man?  No, I think faced with those kinds of atrocities I'd be cowering in the corner.  Those were brave souls who saved us from tyranny.  I raise a glass to them all)

Ganga
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 09-11-2018 at 07:01 am

Sunday I will watch a WWI film and honor those that fought, lived and died during the Great War.  Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

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