Talking Scotch with Ken Loach
British director Ken Loach heads to the Scottish Highlands with The Angels’ Share, an off-kilter comedy about a whisky heist.
An icon of British cinema, director Ken Loach is known for his social-realist films about the beleaguered working class (The Wind That Shakes the Barley, My Name is Joe).
Few expected an amiable caper like The Angels’ Share, named after the liquor that evaporates from barrels during a spirit’s maturation. This tale of redemption follows four Scottish delinquents as they attempt to steal a priceless last cask of Islay Malt Mill. Winner of Cannes’ 2012 Jury Prize, Loach’s appealing blend of Scotch lore and Highlands scenery opens stateside April 12.
Published on the Wine Enthusiast website April 5, 2013.