On the 25th June, on a bright sunny day in Glasgow airport, Ailana and Susannah excitedly met with the cast and producers of the recently launched film – The Angels’s Share – which won The Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Nope…Story PR are not auditioning as extras for the next Ken Loach Film, however they were hosting the principle actors of the film on a trip to Islay, to see the Lagavulin distillery.
Anyone who as seen the film, will know that the storyline follows four characters whose criminal paths take them on a journey from community service and thuggery, to a new lease of life which is inspired by a hidden talent for whisky tasting. Excited by their new found love of whisky, these thugs embark on a trip to discover the alleged world famous priceless bottle of Malt Mill– a discovery that changes their lives forever.
During the launch of this film, Lagavulin distillery manager, Georgie Crawford, stepped forward to announce that actually Malt Mill was not fiction but reality, and in fact the only known bottle of its kind in the world was safely stowed in a secure cupboard at the Lagavulin distillery. (Malt Mill was produced at a small distillery on the Lagavulin distillery site from 1908; production ceased in 1962 and this bottle is from the last fill in June 1962.)
So with much celebration, the crew and cast of the film, the press association photographer, the world’s leading whisky connoisseur Charles Maclean, Dr Nick Morgan – head of Whisky outreach for Diageo, Georgie Crawford head distiller at the Lagavulin distillery and Story PR – celebrated the great unveiling of the bottle.
The bottle is priceless and sadly none of us will ever be touching a drop…we can only dream
Picture below is the lead actor Paul Brannigan