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Partly funded through Kickstarter, The Amber Light is a collaboration between renowned Glaswegian spirits writer Dave Broom and online food & drinks magazine The Gannet. The film takes the audience past various famed whisky-locations and distilleries, and connects with the distillers, writers, musicians, artists and like-minded filmmakers who are all bound together through a shared love of scotch(land).

The film travels with Dave Broom from Glasgow to remote Islay, Elgin, Fife and Edinburgh, and explores the history of whisky and its status in Scotland. The different roles whisky has played within the communities throughout Scotland and that its taste quite literally reflects the land on which it is made. Treasured by many, the taste of whisky comes alive in the regions in which it is born, its smell awakens memories of family and community in many a Scotsman. A film about whisky, Scotland, and the weird and wonderful stuff in between.

Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at last year’s Edinburgh Film Festival

“Extremely good company, this is a film made for nippy late-November afternoons.” **** - Mike McCahill, The Guardian

“Rich with personal stories, The Amber Light studies whisky via social history: how and why the golden dram has brought people together.” - Tom Baily, The Arts Desk

The Amber Light certainly loosens the tongues of a range of personalities from the world of art, music, literature and food. In his feature debut, Adam Park also focuses on the unsung role of women in distilling and blending over the centuries, the influence of alchemists, medicine men and botanists, and the evolution of spirits from medicine to social lubricants.” ****  -  Meredith Taylor, filmuforia

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  • Runtime
    93 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United Kingdom
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  • Director
    Adam Park
  • Cast
    Dave Broom, Ryan Chetiyawardana, Iain McArthur.