Our clients Whisky Investment Partners asked us to create a brand video that would tell the story of Scottish whisky production and the journey their clients go on when they invest with them.
The four-day shoot started at Bladnoch Distillery, one of Scotland’s oldest Scotch whisky distilleries, where they have been crafting some the finest Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky for over 200 years. It provided the perfect setting for telling the story of whisky production.
Following a fantastic first day of filming at Bladnoch, we journeyed north to Luss Estates on Loch Lomond. The area is perfectly situated close to Glasgow and the Highlands, and unparalleled breath-taking locations in rural Scotland.
After an eventful evening of whisky tasting with our clients in the Loch Lomond Arms, it was a struggle to meet our 6am call time. But, ever the professionals, we made it and what better way to shake off a hangover than by venturing into the stunning Glencoe Valley. It has to be one of the most beautiful and other-worldly places in Scotland. It’s even featured in films such as James Bond's Skyfall and several Harry Potter movies.
Located within the awe-inspiring Lochaber Geopark in the Highlands, the deep valley and towering mountains of Glencoe were carved out centuries ago by icy glaciers and volcanic explosions and provided us with the epic cinematic backdrop we needed.
With a wealth of epic footage in the bank, it was time to head back to our cottages on Luss Estates and get some well-earned kip (and maybe a wee dram or two).
The next morning brought some unexpectedly glorious weather, which proved a bigger challenge than the unforgiving weather we had anticipated! However, seeing Loch Lomond bathed in sunshine was quite spectacular – a sight reminiscent of Lake Como in Italy.
While the good weather continued throughout the day, we captured some exceptional footage once again, culminating at the top of Conic Hill. It was here that we were rewarded with the most beautiful of sunsets which transformed Loch Lomond into a mesmerising sea of orange. After celebrating the day with a few cold beers at the top of Conic Hill, it was time to make the treacherous descent in the dark and get back to the cottages in preparation for one more day of filming.
We started our final day with a hearty Scottish breakfast before heading out to meet John, a local angler. Filming John fly casting on the river banks provided a quintessentially Scottish scene. And after watching John with amazement for hours, we headed back to Luss Estate for our final shot.
The location affectionally referred to as the Library was adorned with taxidermy, classical literature and a roaring open fire. It was the perfect place to tie up the story as our model finally got to enjoy a glass of fine single malt Scotch whisky.
We’d like to say a special thank you to: Bladnoch Distillery, Luss Estates, The Trossachs National Park and Loch Lomond.
Check back soon for the full case study and of course the final video, which we think will be something quite special.