Whisky Documentary The Amber Light
I’m proud to be one of the Associate Producers for the upcoming whisky documentary The Amber Light
I’m proud to be one of the associate producers for the upcoming whisky documentary The Amber Light
The Amber Light is a documentary project created by one of the leading whisky writers in the world, my role model and friend, Dave Broom and director Adam Park of The Gannet, an online magazine exploring people’s lives through food and drink. You may remember that I gave my Whisky book of The Year award to Dave’s latest project The Way of Whisky, where he had a similar journey in Japan an created an amazing book out of it.
The Amber Light is due to start filming at locations across Scotland this summer, with a scheduled release date of January 2019.
The film will delve into a range of subjects, from the unsung role of women in whisky to the influence of alchemists, medicine men and botanists, exploring the temperance movement, smugglers and the use of unusual ingredients – such as saffron – in whisky making.
Dave says: ‘There’ll be contradictory opinions – so we will be talking about whisky’s dark side as well as whisky’s light side; talking about the completely forgotten role that women have always played in distillation and whisky-making as well, so we’ll be trying to redress some of the balances and some of the misconceptions as well that I think have sprung up around whisky – it’s not all about tartan and shortbread.’
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The movie will be directed by Adam Park and produced by Henrietta Norton. Director of Photography Dan Dennison and composer and music editor Christoph Bauschinger are also on board. John Cummings, formerly of Glasgow post-rock band Mogwai, will be working on the soundtrack with Christoph Bauschinger.
Detailed information about the movie can be seen at scotchwhisky.
The documentary also launched a £40,000 crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter
If you wish to be a part of this great project: