This was a tiny detail that irked me. Everyone in this movie refers to the bottle as “Scotch.” It is not Scotch. It is an extremely recognizable bottle of Bulleit Rye.
In my mind, there is NO REASON to show a bottle of rye and refer to it as Scotch. They could’ve just called it “whiskey,” if they didn’t want to say the brand name. Or swapped in an actual bottle of Scotch. Or shown a fake brand of booze, as TV shows and movies do all the time. (The characters on New Girl and Happy Endings are always drinking a non-existent brand of beer called “Heisler.”)
It’s a bit, to me, like the time The Amazing Spider-Man went to the 39th Street subway stop in midtown Manhattan. There is a 34th Street station and a 42nd Street station, but there is no 39th Street station. Which they would have known if they’d taken two seconds to look at an actual NYC subway map during the many many days it took them to construct that set.
These are very small mistakes that have no impact on the plot. I know I’m blowing them out of proportion. And I’m not angry, truly, just mystified. Not getting these things wrong would have been so easy. While I don’t expect gritty authenticity from That Awkward Moment or The Amazing Spider-Man, these details are just incorrect enough to be distracting.
… But I don’t know. I am willing to entertain the possibility that there is some legal reason they can’t refer to Bulleit Rye as Bulleit Rye, or build subway set modeled or at least named after a real station. Is that a thing? Anyone know?