For over two centuries, whiskies have been mainly aged in wooden barrels. The wood absorbs some of the more unpleasant aspects of the whisky distillate (such as sulfur), and, in return, imbues the liquid with flavors unique to itself. However, during the process of aging whiskey and because of the porous nature of wood barrels, a small percentage (roughly 2%) of every barreled whiskey batch is lost annually. Traditionally, it was believed that this whiskey evaporated up to the heavens, thus, it was coined the “Angel’s Share.”
After leaving the White House in January 2017, the former president and his family took a well-deserved break and made the most of their vacation time. It started off with a tropical tour of billionaire Richard Branson’s private Necker Island.
The most complicated scene for the special effects team was the scene at the toll booth where Sonny Corleone is ambushed. To create the illusion of a tommy-gun attack, James Caan's (Sonny) suit was rigged with more than 400 explosive squibs and 127 pouches of fake blood.
The technical preparations for the "corkscrew" jump had to be exact! Still, thanks to the precise amount of calculations, a very skilled driver, and several cameras, the stunt was nailed in one single take. Sadly though, they had to go and spoil it with that cringe-worthy cartoon slide-whistle sound effect.