DOCUMENTARY: Scotch-A Golden Dream
An impressive bottle of fine Scotch is in your hand: from barley to barrel, who made it and how did they do it?
For more than a century, Scotch whisky has been the premier international spirit of choice. Made by a small international team consisting of a Taiwan production company, an American director, an Indian cinematographer, and completely shot on location in Scotland, this film tells the story of Uisge beatha, Gaelic for “water of life.” While capturing stunning Scottish landscapes, the real heart of this film is the characters – the fascinating people who make Scotch whisky. We explore 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 specializing in hand-made bottles for rare whiskies that sell for over $10,000 each, and the Cinderella tale of Jim McEwan, distiller and master blender, a 52-year industry veteran, who acts as our ambassador, guiding us to discover the process and the people, how they came to immerse themselves in the art and science of making whisky, and their drive for perfection.
Director & Producer: Andrew Peat
Cinematographer: Arjun Kamath
Editor: Phil Hughes
Sound Mixer: Madison McGaughy
Composer: Dustin Painter