April 4, 2023

Unforgiven / Benchmark Top Floor

Unforgiven / Benchmark Top Floor

Bob and Brad are back with Season 7 of Film & Whiskey and they are starting things off with a bang. This episode's film selection is the 1992 Western classic "Unforgiven," directed by the legendary Clint Eastwood. To complement the movie, the duo is also sampling Benchmark Top Floor, a new $15 whiskey from Buffalo Trace. They dive deep into the film's themes and analysis, and discuss Clint Eastwood's direction and the performances of the cast. In addition, they review the Benchmark Top Floor whiskey and play their signature game of Two Facts and a Falsehood.


  • (0:00) Intro: Bob and Brad kick off Season 7 with the movie "Unforgiven" and Benchmark Top Floor whiskey.
  • (6:20) Brad Explains: Brad gives an overview of the film's plot and themes.
  • (8:00) Themes and Analysis: The hosts delve into the movie's themes of justice, revenge, and redemption, and analyze its relevance in today's society.
  • (35:00) Benchmark Top Floor review: Bob and Brad review the new Benchmark Top Floor whiskey, discussing its flavor profile and value for money.
  • (45:20) Two Facts and a Falsehood: The hosts play their popular game, where they each present two true statements and one falsehood about the movie.
  • (49:25) Reviews and Giveaway: Visit filmwhskey.com, leave a review and be entered to win!
  • (50:35) Performances and Clint Eastwood's Direction: Bob and Brad discuss the standout performances of the cast and Clint Eastwood's direction in the film.
  • (1:00:20) Let's Make it a Double: The hosts recommend another movie and whiskey pairing for listeners to try.
  • (1:03:25) Bonus Episodes: Bob and Brad tease some upcoming bonus episodes for their patrons.
  • (1:04:50) Final Scores: The hosts give their final scores for both the movie and the whiskey.

To kick off Season 7 of Film & Whiskey, Bob and Brad have chosen the classic Western movie "Unforgiven," which won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for Clint Eastwood. The movie tells the story of William Munny, a retired gunslinger who takes on one last job to avenge a prostitute who was disfigured by a couple of cowboys in Big Whiskey, Wyoming. Along the way, he teams up with a young partner, Ned Logan, and a former comrade, English Bob, in a tale of justice, revenge, and redemption.To complement the movie, Bob and Brad sample Benchmark Top Floor, a new $15 bourbon from Buffalo Trace. Benchmark is a classic Kentucky bourbon that has been around for over 50 years, and the Top Floor expression is one of 5 new offerings in the Benchmark line. The hosts review the whiskey, discussing its flavor profile and value for money, and recommend it to listeners who are looking for a budget-friendly option.Bob and Brad delve deep into the movie's themes and analysis, discussing the moral ambiguity of the characters and the movie's relevance in today's society. They also analyze Clint Eastwood's direction and the performances of the cast, including Gene Hackman's portrayal of the villainous Sheriff Little Bill Daggett, and Morgan Freeman's portrayal of Ned Logan. In addition to the movie review, the hosts play their signature game of Two Facts and a Falsehood, where Brad presents two true statements and one falsehood about the movie for Bob to guess. If you haven't already, be sure to check out Benchmark's website to learn more about this fantastic bourbon. And if you enjoy our podcast, please consider leaving us a review and sharing us with your friends. We hope you enjoyed this episode of Film & Whiskey, and we'll be back next week with another exciting episode. Cheers!


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