Sunday, 30 December 2012

BBC Documentary - Addicted to Pleasure: Whisky

Hollywood actor Brian Cox hosts this informative BBC documentary about the history of Scotch whisky. There are a few inaccuracies, e.g. the first patent column still was patented by Anneus Coffee (an Irishman working as an excise man in Scotland at the time) - not the Stein family as stated in this documentary. There a few other inaccuracies but none detract from a quality documentary about aspects of whisky's past.

The 'Addicted to Please: Whisky" documentary is just short of 60 minutes, but is well worth the time.

The Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch whisky features in this video based mainly on two facts, 1) it is the first licensed distillery in Scotland & 2) It is ordered by King George IV, the first gentleman of England, in 1822, two years prior to whisky being legal. The Glenlivet is favoured for it's quality and taste. It is requested by royalty, nobility and gentry at this time in history and remains a firm favourite to this day.

Note: Dewars & Bruichladdich are featured due to collaboration for this documentary. 

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