The White Horse blending and bottling plant at Port Dundas, Glasgow, covers the remains of an old street, complete with the stone setts for cart horses. (clip - full length available onsite)

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Reference number: 3163

Date: 1978*

Director: d. Peter de Normanville

Sponsor: White Horse Distillers Ltd

Production company: Macmillan Film Productions

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 18.23 mins

Description: The distilleries, whiskies and promotions of White Horse Distillers Limited.

Credits: camera Mick Sutton, Roger di Vito
film ed. G A Howe
graphics Michael Heywood
nar. Dick Graham

Shotlist: shots of a white horse galloping in a field (0.32) etching of the White Horse Inn in Edinburgh [title overlay] (0.55) map of White Horse distilleries (1.13) l/s Craigellachie Distillery and ext. of building showing "White Horse Distillers Limited" (1.31) shot of its copper stills (1.39) c/u shot of sign for Glen Elgin Distillery and l/s distillery (1.59) ints. showing distilling processes including the copper stills (2.31) pan of Islay scenery and l/s Lagavulin Distillery (3.12) shot of Celtic Cross in churchyard (3.16) shot of two wee girls on ancient Lagavulin mill stones (3.25) shots of ruined stone bothies (3.44) ints. Lagavulin showing copper stills and shots of barrels of whisky [marked "White Horse Distillers Ltd"] being loaded onto truck (4.44) shot of truck driving away (4.58) shots of White Horse truck on roads heading towards Port Dundas in Glasgow (5.21) shots of White Horse plant at Port Dundas with shot of barrel being filled with blended whisky (6.14) blender "sniffing" whisky (6.35) shots of casks of White Horse whisky "marrying" and shots of bottling vats (7.38) bottles being filled and labelled (8.39) boxes of White Horse whisky being loaded onto a truck and truck leaving Port Dundas plant (9.22) ints. marketing offices at Port Dundas (9.48) ints. off-licence with bottle of White Horse whisky being sold (9.53) exts. of off-licence and ints. off-licences with White Horse marketing staff talking to retailers (10.53) ints. White Horse head office (11.07) shots of start of World Cup Rally at Wembley Stadium with shot of car sponsored by White Horse Whisky, brief interview with driver and shots of car racing (11.55) shots of outdoor bowling (12.18) presentation of prize to winner of bowling competition, including a bottle of White Horse Whisky (12.28) shots of horses at annual show of the Arab Horse Society at Siam (?) Park, near London and c/u of winner's White Horse Scotch Whisky Trophy (13.03) shots of darts match sponsored by White Horse and of presentation of White Horse trophy to winner (13.11) darts competitors drink a White Horse whisky at end of match (13.40) shots of yachts in One Ton Cup International Yacht Racing Series; shot of presentation of White Horse Trophy to winner of the Long Race (13.57) c/u of newspaper cuttings publicising White Horse sponsorship and advertising (14.42) shots of production crew filming a white horse for advertising purposes (15.35) meeting of marketing executives discussing an advertising campaign (16.40) ext. White Horse office in West End of London (16.44) c/u marketing designs for White Horse (17.50) montage of shots from previous sequences (18.12) c/u of bottle of "Laird O'Logan" and "White Horse Scotch Whisky" and of a glass of poured whisky; ecs (18.53)