"Scotch - A Golden Dream": A tribute to Scotch whisky
A movie with emotional moments and many interviews of well-known whisky experts
During the Glasgow Film Festival in March 2019, the premier of the movie "Scotch - The Golden Dram" was celebrated. Since then it has been shown in cinemas in the UK und is available as a DVD. The movie has entered the international market under the slightly different name “Scotch – A Golden Dream”.
It is a movie about the history of Scotch whisky, its production and the fascination the golden dram causes all around the world. The whole movie was filmed exclusively in Scotland. Distilleries such as Bruichladdich, Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Ardbeg can be seen. The Isle of Islay, especially the Bruichladdich Distillery and its reopening are in the focus of the movie. Thus, it is not only a tribute to the Scotch whisky, but also to Jim McEwan and his life's work, which was crowned with the rebirth of Bruichladdich. Alongside Jim McEwan, the film also features other whisky experts such as Richard Paterson, Georgie Crawford, Dr. Bill Lumsden and Charles MacLean.
Scotch - The Golden Dream was produced by Taiwan-based Island Productions Ltd., directed by Andrew Peat - "nomen est omen" you could say ... Peat has Scottish roots, as his grandfather emigrated from Glasgow to America. Andrew Peat spent half of his life in China and Taiwan, but spending a year at the St. Andrews University in Scotland he got in contact with whisky and learnt to love it. The film crew introduces itself here on their homepage.
In July, Munich-based polyband Medien GmbH will release a German version. The premiere is part of a launch event on July 4, 2019 in Munich, as polyband informs in a recent press release. Lynne McEwan, Bruichladdich's Senior Brand Manager and Ewald J. Stromer, Brand Distiller of the distillery, are expected to attend the event. From July 19, 2019, the DVD Scotch - A Golden Dream will be available from German whisky shops as a limited Malthead Edition with bonus material such as an Islay Distillery Map and a postcard set. In addition to the German track, the DVD also includes the original version and German and English subtitles.