The Amber Light

The Amber Light

In this journey through the lesser-known parts of Scottish whisky culture, we follow spirits writer Dave Broom on his quest to gain a deeper understanding of his national drink. While whisky has never been as popular, it is often seen in the context of being a brand which sits outside people’s lives. It’s often thought of as a drink which speaks of the past rather than engaged with a dynamic present.

In this journey through the lesser-known parts of Scottish whisky culture, we follow spirits writer Dave Broom on his quest to gain a deeper understanding of his national drink. While whisky has never been as popular, it is often seen in the context of being a brand which sits outside people’s lives. It’s often thought of as a drink which speaks of the past rather than engaged with a dynamic present.

Dave, who grew up in Glasgow, has been writing about spirits for over thirty years, but whisky is his particular passion and a subject on which he has many strong opinions. This film traces his journey back to the roots of whisky and show how it is an integral part of a wider Scottish culture, rather than just a product.

He will speak to key players in all aspects of whisky – farmers, distillers, bar owners - as well as artists, writers, chefs, poets and musicians.

The Amber Light shows that Scotch is (and has always been) a cultural product, part of a ‘cultural terroir’. It unpicks some of the myths and half-truths which have adhered themselves to whisky, reclaiming the unheard, the funny, the offbeat and surprising truths that lie beneath.

“The Amber Light features all things inherent to Scottish culture and how these have been hued in the colours of its beloved national drink”
--𝘔𝘺𝘳𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘦𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴, 𝘍𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘩 𝘈𝘪𝘳--

“Warming treatise on whisky's liquid gold”
--𝘔𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘔𝘤𝘊𝘢𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘭, 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘎𝘶𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘪𝘢𝘯--

𝗢𝗙𝗙𝗜𝗖𝗜𝗔𝗟 𝗦𝗘𝗟𝗘𝗖𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 - 𝗘𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗯𝘂𝗿𝗴𝗵 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗙𝗶𝗹𝗺 𝗙𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟵
𝗢𝗙𝗙𝗜𝗖𝗜𝗔𝗟 𝗦𝗘𝗟𝗘𝗖𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 – 𝗦𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗮 𝗕𝗮𝗿𝗯𝗮𝗿𝗮 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗙𝗶𝗹𝗺 𝗙𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬
𝗪𝗜𝗡𝗡𝗘𝗥 - 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗻𝘂𝗺 & 𝗠𝗮𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬

Film running time: 1h 33m
Director : Adam Park
Writer: Dave Broom
Executive Producers: Jonathan Downey, Oliver Brown, Mungo Park
Producers: Adam Park, Hen Norton
Director of Photography: Dan Dennison
Editor: James Weston
Sound Design: Owen Pratt, Jan Piasecki
Associate Producer: Burkay Adalig
Composer: Christoph Bauschinger

𝘽𝙐𝙍𝙉𝙄𝙉𝙂 𝙎𝙏𝙍𝙀𝘼𝙈𝙎
𝙒𝙚'𝙧𝙚 𝙙𝙧𝙖𝙬𝙣 𝙩𝙤 𝙙𝙞𝙛𝙛𝙞𝙘𝙪𝙡𝙩 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙤𝙗𝙨𝙘𝙪𝙧𝙚 𝙨𝙪𝙗𝙟𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙨: 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙤𝙣𝙚𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙙𝙚𝙨𝙘𝙧𝙞𝙗𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙙𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙤 𝙦𝙪𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙛𝙮; 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙤𝙣𝙚𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙 𝙬𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙚𝙢𝙗𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙚 𝙞𝙛 𝙤𝙣𝙡𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙠𝙣𝙚𝙬, 𝙞𝙛 𝙤𝙣𝙡𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙨𝙖𝙬.

The Amber Light

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  • The Amber Light

    In this journey through the lesser-known parts of Scottish whisky culture, we follow spirits writer Dave Broom on his quest to gain a deeper understanding of his national drink. While whisky has never been as popular, it is often seen in the context of being a brand which sits outside people’s li...