We have been delighted to be working with a team from the world-renowned American current affairs programme ”60 Minutes’ from CBS News. Fronted by the legendary correspondent Bob Simon, the producers are interested in taking a broad look at Islay and her whisky industry against a background of the upcoming referendum on Scottish Independence. Much spectacular footage has been taken around the island including some of the other world famous Islay distilleries, Octomore Farm and locations ranching from Kilchoman beach to Craigens and Port Ellen.
The crew have recorded an extended interview between Bob Simon and Jim McEwan during which Jim was probed about many aspects of his 50 years in the whisky industry and island life. Conducted in the imposing surroundings of Warehouse Thirteen the exchanges were frank, wide ranging and often very entertaining. It will be interesting to see which elements are of most interest to the editors when the programme goes on air.
We will keep you informed about the date of broadcast. Many thanks to producer Harry Radliffe, to Vanessa Fica, sound man Anton van der Merwe and to cameramen Wim de Vos and Massimo Mariani.