Tuesday, December 14, 2021 @ 5:00 PM EST – Join Madelyn Kay from Bruichladdich Distillery for a quick introduction followed by a screening of the film. After the film you’ll can join the discussion and learn more about the making of the film and the whisky which inspired it.
The Water of Life – A Whisky Film is a feature documentary that focuses on the craftsmen, chemists, and renegades at the heart of the whisky revolution that turned the stagnant scotch whisky industry of the 1980s into the titan it is today.
Starting behind the locked gates of an abandoned distillery, Jim McEwan and Mark Reynier share their personal experiences of the risk-taking and wild experimentation they used to turn Bruichladdich into a creative and financial powerhouse.
The film also takes you on the journeys of visionaries like Gordon & MacPhail, Billy Walker, Dr. Rachel Barrie and David Stewart, whose mixture of talent, chemistry, hard work, grit, and a little sprinkle of magic paved the way for the next generation of innovators like Adam Hannett, Kelsey McKechnie, Liam Hughes, Iain Croucher, and Eddie Brook.
The Water of Life – A Whisky Film is a uniquely personal perspective on the evolution of whisky by those who lived it – the story of those who played a key part in rediscovering the crafting of the ancient spirit.
To Learn more about the Film click here.
The total running time is 88 mins.
For the best viewing experience, please click the full screen button in the lower right hand corner of the video screen. Sharing your computer screen to an Apple TV, Chromecast, or the like might make it even better!
Note: If you are having trouble joining the meeting below, enter Meeting ID: 3355183648 and join via Zoom App.
At Bruichladdich Distillery, we are a passionate band of whisky activists with one philosophy: to make the most thought-provoking Islay Single Malt Whisky possible.
Reopened to revive a small island community, we believe a whisky must be an expression of the land, the culture, the history and the people.
That is why today, we are the only major distillery to distill, mature and bottle 100% of our Single Malt Whisky on Islay. We believe Islay matters. We believe people matter.
Learn more about Bruichladdich click here