WHISKEY + POP CULTURE

The intersection of showtime & spirits

I gave it a shot … Again, what solidified my trip was a bottle of Wild Turkey that was handed to me as I was standing on top of a bar during my recruiting trip. You know, I had a great time at Georgia, great memories. It will always be that one thing in my life that I’ll want to re-enact again.

How do you recruit a future WCW heavyweight champion—like Bill Goldberg—to play football? Wild Turkey is always the way to a man’s heart.

Bravo Johnnie Walker Blue, bravo. 

Bourbon + buffalo wings? Not sure why I never thought of it earlier, but why not? Bourbon (flavor at least) truly compliments all. 

Bourbon + buffalo wings? Not sure why I never thought of it earlier, but why not? Bourbon (flavor at least) truly compliments all. 

Harry Caray likes whiskey... and everything else.

The legendary broadcaster’s diaries have come to light, and the man spent 288 straight days at bars back int he 1970s. O_O

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The official whiskey of ESPN Fantasy Football

Rye whiskey is on the comeback, and perhaps no sign screams “relevant” as much as being the official advertiser of ESPN Fantasy Football. Cheers to you, JP Wiser.

Finally read Rum Punch on a recent vacation, so naturally a viewing of Jackie Brown soon followed. When you’re a badass bailbondsman like Max Cherry, a fine Irish Whiskey like Bushmills helps ease the pain from dealing with a life of crime.

Finally read Rum Punch on a recent vacation, so naturally a viewing of Jackie Brown soon followed. When you’re a badass bailbondsman like Max Cherry, a fine Irish Whiskey like Bushmills helps ease the pain from dealing with a life of crime.

Whiskey on TV: Louie, “Pamela” (S4 Finale)

You don’t often see booze on Louie, which may seem odd for a show that always has scenes from a small comedy club. But when Pamela is involved—Louie’s ongoing romantic interest, someone who loves to poke, prod, manipulate and frustrate—naturally we get a glimpse. Like every aspect of Louie, this is tastefully done… Bulleit. 

As things get bleaker in Telltale’s The Walking Dead (S1), more whiskey emerges

From chapter five, no spoilers beyond saying Parsen’s is back and even Christa (plus, unsurprisingly, Kenny) are partaking. 

Whiskey on TV: Treme, S1

Living in New Orleans, we didn’t start watching Treme expecting to see an abundance of whiskey. It exists here, it’s just not one of the top three orders from anecdotal research.

However, Treme is another David Simon joint. And if The Wire taught us anything, it’s that whiskey is a universal social lubricant, used by both cops and robbers. After watching S1 of Treme, the good stuff was surprisingly well represented: 

Ladonna with Southern Comfort…

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Davis with Jameson…

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And Creighton with Woodford Reserve.

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Jim Beam and Pitchfork combine for boozy (and musical) Nightcaps

Not to be outdone by Jack Daniels and its rock campaign, Jim Beam recently stepped it up (granted—not tough to outdo the Airborne Toxic). 

According to AdAge, Jim Beam partnered with Pitchfork Fest for a follow-up series of six after-shows across the country following that recent festival. The series is called Nightcap, and the landing site doesn’t specify what bands are involved with future dates.

At any rate, taking six random acts from the P4K lineup gives Beam pretty good odds of having desirable music (and marketing) content. The first Nightcap recently happened in NYC with Majical Cloudz (below). 

Majical Cloudz Performs “Turns Turns Turns” from Pitchfork TV on Vimeo.