WATER OF LIFE, the

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Places:

  • Banff
  • Highlands, the

Subjects:

  • Food and drink
  • Tourism and travel
  • Agriculture

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Sponsored
  • Promotional

People/organisations:

  • Films of Scotland Committee
  • IFA Scotland

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: WATER OF LIFE, the

Reference number: 2251

Date: 1972

Sponsor: Films of Scotland and William Grant & Sons Ltd.

Production company: IFA (Scotland) Ltd.

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 17.00 mins

Description: Production processes at William Grant's Glenfiddich distillery.

This is a version of A DRAM LIKE THIS - see ref 2201.

See production file.

Shotlist: title (.07) c/u tumbler of whisky (.25) shot of standing stone (.40) l/s derelict cottage on snow covered hillside (1.07) c/u stone carving on Celtic cross (1.25) shot of barley (1.36) shot of highland stream and of River Fiddich (2.47) reconstruction of how whisky was made in the 18th century (4.36) men and women in period costume scything barley (5.30) l/s ruins of Balvenie Castle and beside it William Grant's Glenfiddich distillery (6.38) malted barley being turned (7.15) peat being cut and burned under malted barley (7.32) man checking the drying malt (7.51) shot of smoke coming from pagoda vents (7.58) barley being mixed in the mash tun (8.25) turning to alcohol with addition of yeast (9.52) "swan" copper stills in Glenfiddich distillery (12.23) reconstruction of how whisky used to be smuggled (13.55) exciseman with locks to stills (14.25) coopers making barrels (14.49) int. shot of 'maturing' whisky barrels (15.16) a group of retired distillers sitting outside chatting (15.32) still archive photograph of Glenfiddich distillers (15.50) c/u bottle of Glenfiddich malt whisky (16.07) c/u bottle of Grant's whisky and of whisky being poured into tumbler (16.33) ecs (17.04)