The Amber Light hits screens in UK & Ireland, plus new bottling

The Amber Light hits screens in UK & Ireland, plus new bottling

Non-conventional whisky film on general release, looks at the drink’s relationship with Scottish culture, features Ian Rankin, King Creosote.

News | 18 Nov 2019

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The Amber Light, the debut documentary feature from director Adam Park and written by Dave Broom has been given a UK-wide cinema release which will see it being shown from Shetland to Brighton in November and December.

Adam Park will be holding a series of Q&A events which have been generously sponsored by Diageo. Guests can enjoy a dram of either Talisker or Lagavulin served either straight up or as a Highball.

Scotch whisky is at an all-time high in terms of popularity, and interest in its story is rising. While other documentaries have concentrated on the drink’s production, The Amber Light takes a wider view, looking beyond whisky as a spirit which has sat at the heart of Scottish culture for hundreds of years.

We follow spirits writer Dave Broom on a journey around his home country in order to gain a deeper understanding of his national drink. Along the way, there is some quasi-legal distillation, meetings with herbalists and foragers, whisky-makers, writers like Ian Rankin and Alasdair Gray, and musicians such as Alasdair Roberts, Rachel Newton, and James Yorkston, all of whom perform.

The end result is a rounded portrait of a drink and a nation which appeals to the whisky convert, newcomer and anyone interested in Scotland and its culture.

To support the cinema release, Dave worked with Thompson Bros. to select a single cask of Ben Nevis 23 year old, available exclusively through Royal Mile Whiskies.

Full details of screenings and the film trailer can be found at

Q&A and Whisky Tasting Tour

Director Adam Park will be hosting live Q&A and whisky tastings (*) sponsored by Diageo at the following cinemas.

Mon 25 Nov, 18:00. The Cameo - Edinburgh. Book tickets.
Wed 27 Nov, 18:15. Cinema City - Norwich. Book tickets.
Mon 02 Dec, 18:30. Picturehouse Central - London. Book tickets.
Thur 05 Dec The Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy
Fri 06 Dec, 18:30. City Screen - York. Book tickets.
Sat 07 Dec, 17:30. FACT - Liverpool. Book tickets.
Tue 10 Dec, Catford Mews - London
Wed 11 Dec, Square Chapel Arts Centre - Halifax
Thu 12 Dec, 18:30. Crouch End - London. Book tickets.
Tue 16 Dec, 18:30. Harbour Lights - Southampton. Book tickets.
Thu 19 Dec, 18:30. Duke Of Yorks - Brighton. Book tickets.
* Whisky tasting only available to over 18s.

Screenings (from Nov 22)
For updated screenings please go to – more added every day.

ODEON Edinburgh West (Wester Hailes)
ODEON Edinburgh Fort Kinnaird
ODEON Kilmarnock
ODEON East Kilbride
ODEON Dunfermline
ODEON Braehead
ODEON Glasgow Quay
Omniplex Rathmines
TBC Dublin, Cork, Galway
TBC Belfast
Mareel, Shetlands
Cameo Picturehouse, Edinburgh
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