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Article published 08/08/2019

A new blended whisky by Annandale Distillery in Dumfries & Galloway has been crowned the official dram of Netflix’s Outlaw King.

Outlaw King, named after the film, has been created to celebrate the 14th century monarch, the 7th Lord of Annandale who grew up in the region and became one of Scotland’s greatest historical figures.

The new blend will be unveiled at an exclusive one-off event at Annandale Distillery on 10 August. The special open day will be attended by Outlaw King stars James Cosmo and Tony Curran, director David Mackenzie and producer Gillian Berrie, and co-producers Danny McGrath and Brian Coffey.

Open to the public, the event will begin with a Q&A with cast and crew at 2pm. The afternoon will also include food, film props and costumes, and entertainment from members of Clanranald Trust for Scotland, who feature heavily in the film. A free screening of Outlaw King will be held at Lonsdale Cinema in Annan at 11am, prior to the start of the open day. Tickets are available at annancinema.co.uk

The launch of this new whisky brings together two of Scotland’s biggest industries. Film tourism is booming in Scotland, with Netflix’s Outlaw King one of the most recent films to feature the country on-screen. Whisky tourism also plays an important role in the visitor experience, particularly for our international visitors, with one in five visiting a distillery as part of their trip and many more sampling it in our bars and restaurants.

We’re delighted to support this event in Dumfries & Galloway which brings the region’s connections to Robert the Bruce and our national drink to the fore.

Paula Ward, Regional Leadership Director, VisitScotland

Why not take a look at some of our insights papers on the importance of film tourism to Scotland's economy in our research section of our website.