SCOTCH BY HAIG

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Places:

  • East Lothian
  • Edinburgh

Subjects:

  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Food and drink
  • Landscapes and seascapes

Genres:

  • Sponsored

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: SCOTCH BY HAIG

Reference number: 3382

Date: 1979 (?)

Director: d. Michael Weigall

Sponsor: John Haig & Co. Ltd

Producer: Michael Weigall

Production company: Kinmen Production

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 22.00 mins

Description: Documentary on the history of the Scotch Whisky distillers John Haig & Co. Ltd.

Credits: nar. Iain Cuthbertson
m. William Davies
sc. Anthony Pugh, Michael Weigall
sd. rec. Colin Nicolson
cameraman Martin Singleton
film ed. and ass. p. Roger Guertin.

Shotlist: title, rural scenes around John Haig's Glenlossie Distillery and Glenkinchie Distillery(1.25) recounting the history and origins of the Haig whisky family from the Borders to Stirling and moving onto Edinburgh and Fife(3.48) casks being rolled, barley being harvested; highland springs; shot of River Spey; peat cutting(5.09) modern distilling processes in a distilling plant for malt whisky; making the malt grain; lighting peat fires; making the wash; shots of the stills; judging the middle cut; ints and exts grain whisky factory (13.00) distilling plant at Cameronbridge producing blended whisky, exciseman measuring the proof, tapper checking the alcohol loss, shots of the casks maturing in the warehouse then these single whiskies are blended, shots of coopers, blender checking the blends, bottling and packing; shipping (22.21) ecs (22.41)