DRAM LIKE THIS, a

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Places:

  • Ayrshire
  • Renfrewshire

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Food and drink
  • Media, communication and the creative industries
  • Water and waterways

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Promotional
  • Sponsored

People/organisations:

  • Films of Scotland Committee
  • IFA Scotland

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: DRAM LIKE THIS, a

Reference number: 2201

Date: 1972

Sponsor: Films of Scotland on behalf of William Grant and Sons Limited

Production company: IFA (Scotland) Ltd.

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 21.24 mins

Description: The distilling of whisky at the William Grant Glenfiddich, Girvan and Ladyburn distilleries.

Working title GLENFIDDICH. This is a version of THE WATER OF LIFE at ref. 2251.

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Shotlist: Credits (.06) shot of glass of whisky (.21) panning shot Highland landscape with ruined cottage (.38) tilt c/u of cross carved on stone pillar (.50) c/u stream (1.14) panning shot of hilly landscape (1.35) dramatised sequence of men working at open air illegal whisky still (2.05) shot of River Fiddich (2.07) portrait of Major William Grant (2.12) men scything barley (2.28) l/s castle, possibly Balvenie (2.35) gvs Glenfiddich distillery (2.51) int. shots whisky making processes (5.57) shots of penned illustration of story about smugglers retrieving confiscated whisky (6.22) shot of exciseman in still room (6.44) int. shots of coopers at work in distillery at Glenfiddich (6.55) int. of bonded warehouse with whisky maturing in barrels (7.23) bottled whisky being packed in box, c/u of single bottle (8.02) shot of lake (8.14) l/s Ailsa Craig (8.34) shot of Girvan harbour (8.39) gvs ext. of Girvan distillery (9.15) int. shots control room. c/u control panels (10.16) shots of maize being vibrated in selection process (12.10) shot of Penwepple (?) reservoir (12.44) shots of mashtun in operation inside distillery (13.31) int. shots of Girvan distillery (14.40) int. shots of Ladyburn distillery (15.51) ext. shot of whisky barrels (16.00) int. shots of bonded warehouse (16.44) whisky tasters sampling blends (18.02) whisky being poured into blending vats (18.24) int. shots of Paisley bottling plant (21.08) ecs (21.23)