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Whisky Galore - Preview

Whisky Galore

Preview by Jack Foley

BASED on a true story. The name of the real ship, which sunk on February 5, 1941 – during WWII – was S/S Politician.

Having left Liverpool two days earlier, heading for Jamaica, it sank outside Eriskay, The Outer Hebrides, Scotland, in bad weather, containing 250,000 bottles of whisky.

The locals gathered as many bottles as they could, before the proper authorities arrived, and even today, bottles are found in the sand or in the sea every other year.

Whisky Galore has been digitally restored and will be out on DVD and Blu-ray on August 8. It will also be back in cinemas from July 29.

Extras include an audio commentary by John Ellis, Distilling! Original TV Documentary, The Real Whisky Galore! with Angus Campbell and Hilary Mackendrick in conversation with Anthony Slide.

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To celebrate the release of Whisky Galore on Blu-ray on Monday, August 8, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 of 3 copies. Simply answer the following question…

Q. On what date was the ship that features in Whiksy Galore actually sunk?

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