Our film grew from a love of scotch and wanting to learn more about the craft. As we researched and met some of the greats of the industry, we discovered a story that grew beyond what we originally thought it would be.
We found a story of rebels and alchemists who, against all odds, managed to breathe life back into a stagnant industry and put it on a path to become the global titan it is today.
In making this film we set out to tell human stories about the world of spirits – to tell stories about the people who dedicate their lives to mastering a craft. These are craftspeople using techniques and traditions that, in some cases, harken back to the Bronze Age and the very advent of distillation. We take you from the ancient floor maltings of Bowmore Distillery to the birth of single malt whisky at the hands of independent bottlers to the dozens of new distilleries popping up across Scotland today.
Film as a format doesn’t allow the viewer to taste the drink, so we must use the tools of cinema to emulate one of the most complex and nuanced sensory experiences known to humankind. With immersive shots, sounds, and stories, we hope to give viewers an experience as visceral as being in Scotland, enjoying these spirits in person.
Filmed over 2 years in 6 countries across 3 continents, our film is an endearing love letter to the Blood of Scotland, its craftsmen and women, and the country itself. We hope you’ll join us on this journey!