A solid primer for whisky lovers, this fascinating documentary tells the story of Scotch whisky from barley to barrel, exploring the beverage as both an art and a science.
Scotch (or ‘Uisge Beatha’ - Gaelic for ‘water of life’) is enjoyed in more than 200 countries, generating over $6 billion in exports each year. For more than a century, Scotch whisky has been the premier international spirit of choice. While capturing stunning Scottish landscapes, the real heart of the film are the characters who make it. The film explores some of the biggest names in the industry, including Richard Paterson, a master blender whose nose was insured for $2.5 million, Glasstorm, a company specialising in hand-made bottles for rare whiskies that sell for over $10,000 each, and Jim McEwan, the distiller and master blender, a 52-year industry veteran.