The art of distilling Uisge Beatha, the Water of Life, has been perfected over many centuries in Scotland. The earliest documented record is from 1494, in the tax records of the day. And over the years, whisky became an intrinsic part of Scottish life - a reviver and stimulant during the long, cold winters, and a feature of social life, a welcome to be offered to guests upon their arrival.
For over 100 years, Scotch whisky has been the premier international spirit of choice. Our dream is to carefully craft a beautiful film which honors the history and the art behind this most extraordinary product, to provide insight into the process and the fascinating people who create the golden elixir.
Topics we are covering:
The process of creation – golden barley fields, fresh sparkling spring water, making oak casks, the process of distilling
Distilleries situated in the stunning Scottish countryside – exploring distilleries large and small
Centrally important are the characters – the fascinating people who make this nectar of the gods. We will explore who they are, how they came to immerse themselves in the art and science of making whisky, their daily routines, and their dreams.
A few of our characters: Dr. Bill Lumsden (Glenmorangie), Ian MacMillan (Scottish Leader, Deanston), Jim McEwan (Bruichladdich), John Campbell (Laphroaig), Andrew Brown (Bunnahabhain), Georgie Crawford (Lagavulin), Richard Paterson (The Dalmore), Charles MacLean, Dr. Steve Murdoch, the Duke of Argyll, Graham Eunson (Tomatin), and Robbie Hughes (Glengoyne).
We welcome you to join us on our journey as we turn our dream into reality.