Nerds Drink Whiskey: Episode 139 Korochka Tavern Part 02

Nerds Drink Whiskey: Episode 139 Korochka Tavern Part 02

Seattle's Korochka Tavern

Featured Whiskey:
Michter’s Unblended American Whiskey

Nerd News:
Nerds Drink Whiskey Event
Saturday June 23rd at Doggers in Yelm, Wa

Suntory Hibiki 17 Whisky Discontinued!
Forbes reports that the Suntory Hibiki 17 will be discontinued as of September 2018.
From September 2018 the Hibiki 17 will gradually be removed from the core range, and production will stop.
The Hibiki 12 Year-Old was sadly discontinued in 2015
Due to several awards, both the price and demand for the Hibiki 21 has risen. 
We found the Suntory Hibiki 17 for $140, while the 21 was about $251.
We featured the Hibiki 17 on Nerds Drink Whiskey in July of 2016, and it has remained an all time favorite.
We mourn the loss of this great whisky. 
For Forbes (much more in depth) version of this story:

Avengers: Infinity War domestic total $547.8 million!
‘Infinity War’ is now the 5th Highest Grossing Film of All Time.
This weekend alone it made an estimated $61.8 million.
It just opened to the Chinese market and made $200 million.
Its worldwide total is now $1.6 billion.
Please make up a totally fake 'spoiler' in the comments, for those that haven't seen it yet.

Solo: A Star Wars Story Minor spoiler news in...
Anthony Daniels is in the movie!
He's not playing C-3PO.
He plays a Wookiee that is also Chewbacca’s best friend.
For more details:

‘Gotham’ Renewed For Fifth & Final Season By Fox.
The Batman origin story will get one final chapter on  Fox. 
The network has ordered a fifth season of Gotham.
Rumored to be a 13-episode season.
It will focus on Bruce Wayne’s transformation into the caped crusader.

Nathan Fillion is no Rookie on ABC.
Two years after Castle was cancelled, Fillion returns in almost the same role.
He plays the main character in the new ABC show The Rookie. 
There is no release date yet.
Who else would rather see him be type cast as a rebel spaceship captain instead?

Superman's Margot Kidder dead at 69.
Margot Kidder, the actress who played Lois Lane in "Superman," died Sunday in Montana.
Margot was at her home when she passed away.
Foul play is not considered a factor, but her death is now under investigation.  
Margot starred opposite Christopher Reeve in 1978's "Superman," and also in the 3 sequels. 

Margot Robbie will be back soon as Harley Quinn. 
Warner Bros.’ Birds of Prey movie will be directed by Cathy Yan. 
New details reveal when production will finally kick off on the new DC film.
Birds of Prey will begin production in January 2019.
Margot Robbie has to finish her work on Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. 
In the comics, the Birds of Prey are a group of crime fighting heroines, including Black Canary, Huntress, and Barbara Gordon’s Oracle. 
Robbie has described it as an “R-rated girl gang movie.”

Be Afraid of Guillermo del Toro.
'The Shape of Water' director will present personally curated stories in '10 After Midnight.'
The horror anthology series will be on Netflix.
He will be writing and directing select episodes.
He will hand-select "a team of the genre's best writers and exciting new filmmakers" for other episodes.
There is no any casting or release date available at this time.

Game Of Thrones Season 8 Spoiled?
Will The Faceless be back from the dead on Game Of Thrones Season 8?
Tom Wlaschiha and Faye Marsay have been seen on set.
Faye Marsay's character The Waif was killed off already.
Was she flown in just to mess with us?
Is Arya haunted by her?
Or does it make sense because The Faceless men could look like anyone?

Chris Evans can't be Captain America forever. 
Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium, Chappie) has cast him in his next film.
Greenland is not the dystopian futuristic bummer that Blomkamp is known for.
A recent press release described it as “one family’s fight for survival in the face of a cataclysmic natural disaster.” 
Wait... haven't we all seen that movie already? Every year in fact?
For the full story...

Austin Powers 4?
Mike Myers leaves the door open for a new Austin Powers film.
This time from Dr Evil's perspective.
At the premier for Terminal, Austin Powers 4 came up.
He was quoted as saying “It’s a very strong maybe.”

Zombieland  2
Comic legend Stan Lee files $1 billion lawsuit against "POW! Entertainment."
Stan Lee is a co-founder of "POW! Entertainment."
He accused "POW! Entertainment" of taking advantage of his rights and undergoing business dealings without consent.
The suit alleges that "POW! Entertainment" CEO Shane Duffy and co-founder Gill Champion agreed to sell the company.
This includes Lee’s fraudulently obtained “identity, name, image and likeness,” to Chinese company Camsing International. 
In addition, the suit claims that Duffy and Champion either forged Lee’s signature or tricked him into signing away the rights to his name to "POW! Entertainment" for personal financial benefits.
For the full details on this story:

Lando Calrissian to get standalone movie?
Notice how much Donald Glover stands out in the new Solo trailer?
Well now Mr. Glover's Lando might get his own stand alone movie. 
It might be a few years off, but it does seem to be in the works.
Lucasfilm Studio Chief Kathleen Kennedy has confirmed it... vaguely. 
For the full story:

‘Dragon Ball Z’ Narrator Jose Lavat Has Passed Away.
Dragon Ball fandom is coming together to mourn the loss of one of its own. 
Toei Animation confirmed Jose Lavat’s passing with a touching tribute on social media. 
On Twitter, the company honored him and thanking him for the work he did.
“Rest in peace Jose Lavat, an amazing dubbing actor who lended his voice talent to many famous characters for Hispanic audiences including the narrator in Dragon Ball Z. Thank you #PepeLavat for everything,” the message reads.

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Korochka Tavern
12348 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA 98125

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Host, producer, and editor

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Michael Arms:
Intro and outro music

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