Whisky Galore U.S. Premiere

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Outlander involves time travel…and whisky.  With Whisky Galore one can time travel back to a time when the war-rationed whisky supply on a small island was depleted in the early 1940s and a ship containing thousands of bottles of whisky crashed off the coast.

The St. Andrew’s Society of Los Angeles hosted the U.S. premiere of the modern remake of Whisky Galore at the Writers Guild Theater.  The original movie, released in 1949, was based on the 1947 novel by Compton Mackenzie.  The novel was based on the real-life events on the island of Eriskay where off the the coast the SS Politician sunk. The residents of the island seized the ship-wrecked treasure of “The Water of Life.”


Also like the Starz television show Outlander, the remake of Whisky Galore uses the beautiful Scottish landscapes which become a character in themselves.

Before the movie St. Andrew’s Society hosted a reception with whisky tasting (courtesy of Alexander Murray & Company), hor d’oeuvres and beer from a local brewery (Macleod Ale Brewing Co).

hor d’oeuvres and dessert; photo courtesy of Heather I
kilted bartender for whisky tasting


Just prior to beginning the movie, bagpipers and Scottish dancers entertained the crowd.  One bagpiper, Steve Busch (bottom left), had recently participated in the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.


Below the bagpipers are playing “The Skye Boat Song,” theme song of Outlander.


After the showing of the movie, there was a question and answer session with producer Iain Maclean (center).

photo courtesy of V. English


At the end of the event St. Andrew’s Society handed out goodie bags full of swag including toffee, coffee, shortbread, and whisky!


Of course this was a journey best enjoyed with Outlander lassies such as those from Outlander SoCal Edition and it’s “little sister” Outlander San Diego Edition. A day trip was made by first re-visiting the costume exhibit at FIDM, then lunch at The Yardhouse in near-by LA Live and then the Whisky Galore premiere.

There were so many Outlander fans we didn’t fit into one shot! photo courtesy of Stephanie Gragg

A great night was had by all!  If you have a chance to view the remake of Whisky Galore, we recommend you do so. SLAINTE!


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