SCOTCH: THE GOLDEN DRAM
Reviews

 

★★★★
TOTAL FILM

“Andrew Peat, making his directorial debut, is also clearly in love, the beautiful cinematography of the Scottish isles rooting the liquor in the landscape and evoking a simpler time which recalls Forsyth’s Local Hero

“It’s his (Jim McEwan’s) passion – and that of fellow aficionados – which shines through in this gentile doc which is as much about the people as the booze”

★★★★

FILM REVIEW DAILY

“Those keen on whisky will be well satisfied by the film while, as my own experience proved, those who are not will find it a rewarding watch”

RADIO TIMES

“A heartfelt tribute to a meticulous craftsman and the tipple that all agree is the lifeblood of Scotland”

 

THE HERALD 

"A loving, beautifully shot tribute to Scotland’s original national drink”

THE SCOTSMAN

“A compelling exploration of the multimillion-pound industry”

“Through McEwan we get a sense of the importance of keeping alive both the skills and the stories that go hand-in-hand with making great whisky”

 IRISH TIMES

“Spirited documentary goes down a treat”

 

TIME OUT

“Enjoy a sniff of this amiable doc about the ins and outs of the high-end Scottish whisky trade, and you’ll get hints of passion”

FILMUFORIA

“This is a pleasurable and engrossing film that will appeal to connoisseurs of the liquor and those wishing for a more in-depth look at the characters behind the dream”

 

EYE FOR FILM

“Made with a genuine feeling for the subject and a sense of responsibility that never settles comfortably into the safety of cliché”

BACK SEAT MAFIA

“Scotch: The Golden Dram is the ultimate documentary for lovers of Scotch whisky”
“Jim McEwan is undoubtedly the star of the movie”

EVERY FILM BLOG

“The stories, the history and the love of the taste. It has made me thirsty for more golden drams”

MASTER OF MALT BLOG

“Whenever (Jim) McEwan is on screen, the film is nothing less than spellbinding”

 

MATURE TIMES

“A documentary best enjoyed with a glass of Jimmy McEwan’s Black Art”

 

SIOBHAN SYNNOT, freelance film writer, journalist and critic

“If you can watch Golden Dram without reaching for a good nip afterwards, then you are either dead or teetotal” 

 

CHARLES MACLEAN, whisky writer

“In many ways The Golden Dram captures the essence of Scotch whisky, and even of Scotland, through the life story of an industry legend, James McEwan. It is beautifully shot, always engaging, cleverly constructed, candid and natural. entertaining and moving. I often laughed aloud and often had to wipe away a tear. And in this I was not alone!”