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1 x 52 min / 1 x 45 min
Worldwide except for Germany and France
Lush, wet and mild, the stunning landscape of the Scottish Highlands is a wonderful place for wildlife. It’s also ideally suited for making Scotland’s world famous drink – Whisky. In this magical, evocative film from award-winning Scottish company Maramedia, we follow the stories of a special cast of animal characters whose lives are closely entwined with a highland and an island distillery. The film starts at the end of Winter and then tracks the progress of the year through all four seasons. We meet amorous frogs and parading black grouse. Red deer battling and roe deer breeding. Ospreys dive in spectacular slow motion and red squirrels prance through the bluebells. Alongside their lives we see a batch of whisky making its journey from barley, yeast and water to liquid gold. Many animals and birds also make their homes in the distillery. There are swallows in the fermentation room, pine martens in the bottle store and a family of dippers on the mountain stream on the hill. The traditions of the Highland year also unfold in the film. The singing of Auld Lang Syne at New Years Eve, the harvest of barley and the blessing of the river itself with a dram of the drink Scots Gaelic speakers call – uisge beatha – The Water of Life.