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2 December 2020

Last dram standing.

by Andrew MacGregor


The Glenlivet: “Against the Tide” - 60s

Few drinkers have endured that tricky walk back from a crowded bar with drink(s) in hand lately. This lively Glenlivet commercial features a master of the art, as director Tom Noakes pits him against a conveyer belt-stroke-existential obstacle course. Welcome to the surprisingly exhausting world of whisky appreciation, eh?

Itís a well-made gauntlet that takes the protagonist from nineteenth-century Scotland to the present day, avoiding hurdles like complacency and the status quo (the concept, not the band) along the way. Traditionalists may balk at the idea of a single malt whisky cocktail, but the hallowed brand clearly have faith in the direction they're going.


Creative Agency: Crispin Porter + Bogusky
ECD: David Day
Creative: Manu Diaz / Gonza Miguel
Managing Partner: Paul Wilde
Account Manager: Tiffany Beard
Head of Content: Marcus Eley / Marcus Eley
Ass't Prod (Agency): Helen Cliffe
Film Production: PrettyBird Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Tom Noakes Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Hannah Cooper
1st AD: Jim Cole
Cinematographer: Steve Annis Ⓦ (Lux Artists Ⓟ Ⓦ)
Production Designer: Mikey Hollywood Ⓦ (Vision Ⓟ Ⓦ)

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